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Posts from June 2018

“By only the skin of my teeth” – 24 June 2018

We all had a wonderful time at Jonathan and Sarah’s wedding last Saturday, with God’s favour on the day being evident in so many ways.  Hundreds of pictures are available via Facebook etc. – but when will the father of the groom learn to smile? However, two instances relating to the wedding have subsequently reminded me of the above words.  Owing to…

Life expectancy – 17 June 2018

The results of American research were published on Thursday revealing that people who practise religion live up to 6 years longer than their agnostic and atheist peers.  Academics from Ohio State University analysed more than 1,500 obituaries from across the USA and found persuasive evidence that there is a relationship between religious participation and how long a person lives.  Interestingly, volunteerism and…

“Jesus, be the centre” – 10 June 2018

Gill and I are really looking forward to celebrating Jonathan and Sarah’s wedding next Saturday and are so grateful to God for bringing them together.  Our simple prayer is that Jesus will always be at the centre of their marriage. Such a prayer is, of course, relevant and appropriate for all our lives, married or not.  Paul writes a marvellous paragraph on…

Traditional values – 3 June 2018

We will be contrasting the traditions of men with the commands of God in our study this morning of Matthew 15v1-20.  Now, traditions per se are not necessarily bad – indeed Paul encourages us to “stand firm and hold to the teachings [or traditions] we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter” (2 Thessalonians 2v15).  The problem…