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Posts from May 2018

Pentecost outpourings – 27 May 2018

It has been pointed out to me that last week was Pentecost Sunday but no reference was made to this in our morning service.  My apologies – although I hope everyone noticed and appreciated the Pentecost banners at the front of the sanctuary. A W Tozer once said “If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what…

“Such a great salvation” – 20 May 2018

I was glancing through a book by John Stott a couple of days ago and was struck by his wonderful description of our salvation:  “Conceived in a past eternity, achieved at a point in time and historically worked out in human experience, it will reach its consummation in the eternity of the future.” Just reflect on some of the glorious aspects of…

‘Thy Kingdom Come’ – 13 May 2018

Some may be aware that the Archbishop of Canterbury has invited all Christians to join ‘the global wave of prayer’ between 10th and 20th May under the above heading.  In fact this is the second year of such an initiative and the Archbishop’s call is for “Christians around the world to pray as one for people to know Jesus Christ”. We haven’t,…

Banquet guests – 6 May 2018

You may have heard the ‘allegory of the long spoons’ supposedly illustrating the difference between heaven and hell.  In both places people are forced to eat with very long spoons.  In hell, the people are unable to lift food to their mouths using such cutlery and are starving.  In heaven, everyone feeds each other across the table and are satisfied. Tragically such…