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.

The nation weeps – 15 July 2018

Maybe the above title is somewhat exaggerated, but many across the nation were very disappointed following Wednesday’s result.  Our homegroup enjoyed a pizza evening watching the match and then squeezing in a short study and prayer time after it was all over. Our passage on Wednesday was Numbers 14v1-25, with verse 1 being “That night all the people of the community raised…

Small things – 8 July 2018

I am writing this article on the morning of England’s World Cup quarter final match against Sweden.  Will football still be “coming home” this afternoon?!  One thing my father used to say about football is that the difference between winning and losing, between scoring a goal and hitting the post, is often only a matter of a few inches. We will be…

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…

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…