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Posts from April 2018

The whitest white – 29 April 2018

In front of our house is a flowering white cherry tree which we planted some 20 years ago.  Each year it displays the whitest of white flowers.  It is currently flowering and I find it simply stunning to gaze at the beautiful flowers, particularly against the backdrop of a clear blue sky (which does occasionally exist!). The purity of this whiteness always…

Christian assurance – 22 April 2018

We finally reached the end of 1 John at the Wednesday homegroup last week – a wonderful letter but more challenging (in several ways) than we might first think.  In his closing words John focuses (again) on a number of truths Christians can know with certainty. John writes that the primary purpose of his gospel is “that you may believe that Jesus…

Jesus loves you passionately – 15 April 2018

I saw the above words on a large poster with 3 crosses in the background outside a Baptist Church as I drove through South London recently.  (Who says that there’s nothing great about the South Circular?). What wonderful, true words!  ‘Passion’ speaks of a number of things – in particular strong and intense emotion and desire, as well as the suffering and…

Maranatha! – 8 April 2018

Terry led the Wednesday homegroup this week and we studied together Paul’s teaching in 1 Thessalonians on the wonderful implications for us of the Lord’s second coming.  How sad it is that whilst we know deep down it’s true – He will return – we often live as though it’s only a dim and distant ‘possibility’. We thought very briefly of the…