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A snowy Sunday…

Today #snowstoppedplay and it was a little bit gutting to have weather affect our last full Sunday at Emmanuel. Some great preaching ideas were on the slate, and lots of you asked,…so here’s my full notes and slides. The Apostle Paul’s awesome finish and motivation for Timothy was what I sought to work with this […]

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“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us.” Ephesians 3 v 20 God’s ways trump our wildest expectations. We forget this, asking for smaller things, satisfied with humdrum. What an adventure He calls us on! We need […]

funnies…..

Lines from others in the last few days. Who says life is boring….?! ‘The Holy Spirit often likes to turn up and say boo!’ From a vicar friend, “Stalk me on Facebook but don’t look me up on Crockfords!” Have we become more salt and vinegar, than salt and light people? Nobody actually eats welsh […]

a prayer….

from today….. 11th Sunday after Trinity. “God of glory The end of our searching, Help us lay aside All that prevents us from seeking your kingdom, And to give all that we have To gain the pearl beyond all price, Through our Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.”

figs

Today’s reading is from Luke 21 v 29-33 It’s a less-than-obvious one, and not an easy one! Preferences abound, in life, in community, in food and in our churches. So would it be jaffa cakes or fig rolls if you had free pick?! Here is the invitation to know what is going on. As the budding […]

hope

“It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision. We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of saying […]

never defeated…

Dallas Willard was known to say this:- “The Kingdom of God is never in trouble”  So why’s this important? Here’s what James Bryan Smith offers……. “Dallas was the first person to reveal to me that Jesus’ main message was the good news of the available Kingdom of God. But for years I failed to grasp […]

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