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“I come to You today, O Lord To give up my rights To lay down my life To offer my future To give my devotion, my skills, my energies I shall not waste time Deploring my weaknesses Nor my unfittedness for the work I acknowledge your choice with my life To make Your Christ attractive […]

move

Song of Solomon 8 v 6-7 says it this way:- “For love is as strong as death . . . Its flames are flames of fire, a most vehement flame. Many waters cannot quench love, nor can the floods drown it.” If forward is how we wish to move, then love is the most powerful […]

Bob’s thought*

“This Sunday is Easter Day. It is a bittersweet truth that Jesus needed to die in order to live again. My walk through Holy Week will be in the company of Pope Francis who has talked of churches needing to go through a process of discernment, purification and reform. Discernment is on Maundy Thursday. For […]

life

Yes it’s about to bud. I can feel it…… This is something tended and growing well in our garden. Yet another reason for bright hope.

sweet trust

As I’m thinking through the beauty of trust and the reality of our untrust in this life. Some classic old words that inspire my faith and trust in Jesus. Part of the many off-cuts for preaching this weekend! “Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus Just to trust Him at His word Just to rest […]

hope

……a lumpy bumpy extract from my (real-paper) journal…. Hope is a person, not a theory. Hope doesn’t struggle if the circumstances are not favourable. Hope isn’t bewildered if things are not ideal. Hope is found in the person. He has authority over the power and every whiff of despair. And He has given that same […]

encouragements

Here are four gutsy bible encouragements, from the inimitable Paul Tripp. Absolute truth wedges, that I’m appreciating this afresh week. This past year you were accepted by grace, forgiven by grace, transformed by grace, delivered by grace and the work of grace is not done! This past year exposed how the weakness of sin still lives […]

hope

Advent hope is the theme of our exploration in Acts 1v1-11 today. It finds me holding to the weighty goodness of Gods word for me. His faithfulness, his grace and that He cannot and will not fail. This is my teaching outline, for this morning……. “Standing on the promises that cannot fail….” Isaiah 14v24, Psalm […]

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