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 Breath of Life

Gill and I are so grateful for all your prayers, messages, cards etc. over the past week as Gill’s mother sadly was taken into hospital on New Year’s Day and eventually passed away on 6 January.  Since last Saturday evening she slipped into an ever deepening sleep and we are so thankful that her final steps into the Lord’s presence were very…

You’ll never walk alone

You may have noticed that both at the beginning and the end of Jesus’ life on earth there are clear references to God’s presence with His people. In Matthew 1v23 Isaiah’s prophecy is quoted declaring that the virgin’s child will be called Immanuel, which means “God with us”. The very last sentence in Matthew’s gospel contains Jesus’ promise “And surely I am…

Christmas Dawn

Tinsel time, tinsel time, Seasons greetings in a rhyme. All the festive decorations Ready for the celebrations. Now the breath of dawn Has ushered in the light on this first morn. Lord open every eye that all might see Your gift to us sleeping in a cradle, the cradle of new birth. Is there a heart so cool, of praise so wary…

Highway men and women

It is extraordinary and wonderful to read how the six month old John the Baptist, in his mother Elizabeth’s womb, “leaped for joy” when Mary arrived and greeted her (Luke 1 v 39-45). Was he rejoicing at being in the actual presence of the Lord Jesus Christ just a few days ‘old’ in Mary’s womb?…

Little by little

During my Bible readings last week I believe God especially spoke to me through Deuteronomy 7 v 22: “The Lord your God will drive out those nations before you, little by little.” Let me summarise what my (earthly) hero Spurgeon wrote about these words: we mustn’t normally expect victories for the Lord by a single blow – evil principles and practices die…

All that is “ours in Jesus”

The Monday afternoon homegroup that meets at Campbell Place has decided, in its great wisdom, to study the book of Revelation and we duly went through chapter 1 last week. Actually we had a really good time digging into some glorious Scripture for well over 2 hours! The primary emphasis of Revelation 1 is John’s stunning vision of Someone “like a son…

Drawing comparisons

Many things in life are now evaluated via league tables – hospital waiting times, school exam results, customer satisfaction levels, Strictly Come Dancing – probably even my sermons! I was thinking along these lines a few days ago when comparing a particular feature of CCBC with that of another, much larger church. I was beginning to feel disappointed, even envious until I…