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May the love of the Lord Jesus draw you to Himself; the power of the Lord Jesus strengthen you in His service; May the unstealable joy of the Lord Jesus fill your hearts; And may you discover in a new way His unfailing peace. and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and […]

the big two

I’m preaching today on the beautiful priorities of loving God and loving others. Another massive, but never-preached passage. It’s a shortie in time, but it’s implications are really big! And this is what I closed off with. 1. The way home is really love. 2. Persevere with people. Help them see beyond the struggle in […]

simply Jesus

The second half of Luke 4 is quite something. It’s abrupt, uneasy and challenging. I brought this passage to our lunchtime congregation, unpacking verses 14-30. Here’s some of what I think I said. Here is Jesus at his uncontainable provocative best. Nazareth moves from welcoming the popular, to rejecting, to outright attacking-wrong. A good start ends very badly. […]

in the middle of the storm

In our lectionary reading today Matthew 8 v 23-27, we meet the Messiah in the storm. The big idea for me is this:- No matter what the storm may be, Jesus will always see us through. This passage comforts us with the knowledge that there will always be storms. Experience and preparedness do not make us immune […]

for reflection…

this epiphany…. Matthew 2 v 1-12. Questions for you, or your root group? 1 What is this epiphany season: 6th January through to 2nd February about for you? 2 What does the 900-mile journey of the Magi ask of you? 3 How are you going to grow in wisdom in the Holy Spirit? 4 Spacious […]

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