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Posts from April 2016

Ninety!

I think last Sunday was the first time I’ve ever sung “Happy Birthday” to the Queen in church (or indeed anywhere). But Thursday was an especially historic occasion as we celebrated her 90th birthday. The Queen is a remarkable lady and we should thank God for her and remember to pray regularly for her (see 1 Timothy 2v1,2). The number “ninety” is…

Perplexing Times

Whilst wondering what to write about I was drawn to Paul’s words in 2 Corinthians 4v8: “we are …… perplexed but not in despair”. Many across the fellowship may indeed be perplexed, effectively asking God why He has allowed, perhaps for some considerable period, particular circumstances in their lives – for instance poor health, family concerns, unsaved loved ones. I am told…

Thoughts from Spring Harvest

Five themes were studied from the life of Moses: 1. Encounter; 2. Enlist; 3. Everyone; 4. Equip; and 5. Empower. In a seminar on Empower we were told that 70% of young people brought up in Christian families leave the church in their teens and twenties (the Titanic had a 68% death rate when it sank…), and were asked to suggest why…