Seeking to know Jesus and to make Him known to others

This page displays messages, notes and articles written by our Pastor and our Leadership Team.

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…

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! – 1 April 2018

We joyfully proclaim these words on this glorious Easter Sunday morning.  They are derived from Luke 24v34: “It is true!  The Lord has risen and has appeared to Simon”. I had the opportunity to discuss Christ’s resurrection with a Buddhist friend last Thursday.  What a stunning comparison there is between a dead Buddha and an empty tomb together with a resurrected Lord…

Lemons and Lemonade – 18 March 2018

I was reminded at the thanksgiving service for Maria White of one of my father’s favourite expressions, which he’d picked up from an author he particularly enjoyed, Dale Carnegie: “If you have a lemon, make a lemonade”.  In essence this advice is all about seeking to produce sweetness, goodness out of situations, even a lifetime, of sourness, difficulty. The key thing missing…

Good God! – 11 March 2018

Last Monday afternoon’s homegroup at Campbell Place studied “the fruit of the Spirit is …. goodness” (Galatians 5v22,23).  We suggested that when someone expresses the above, i.e. “Good God!”, effectively as an expletive, we perhaps should try to reply “Yes God is good – in fact, He is so good He even gives you the breath to blaspheme as you’ve just done”.…

Apocalypse now?! – 4 March 2018

The media build up, and the title ‘Beast from the East’, may have left you wondering whether ‘the end is nigh’.  We do not, of course, minimise the extreme nature of the current weather nor indeed its severe, even deadly impact.  However, the apostle John writing over 1,900 years ago referred to that time being “the last hour” (1 John 2v18) and…

Why did the chicken cross the road? – 25 February 2018

To offer to help out at the local branch of Kentucky Fried Chicken!  How extraordinary that over the last few days many KFC branches have run out of…. chicken!  This situation led me to think about the essential ‘ingredient’ in our Christian lives – and whether, on occasion, it is missing or in short supply.  Paul resolved to know nothing whilst he…