Elders’ Blog

13
Nov

Strength for the battle

One with Christ I will encounter Harm and hatred for his name But mine is armour for this battle Strong enough to last the war And he has said he […]

10
Sep

Face to face

One thing I love to do when I’m on holiday is read the paper. Each day I’ll buy a copy of the Times and look to read it throughout the […]

04
Jul

‘Think about the things of heaven…’

Colossians 3:2-3; New Living Translation (NLT) 2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. 3 For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with […]

06
Jun

Almost Persuaded

I’m guessing, like me, you were captivated by the eloquence, clarity and gospel challenge of Michael Curry’s sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Although the expressions […]

10
May

Compassion in Kenya

In February of this year, Compassion UK gave me and some other pastors the wonderful blessing of a few days in Kenya to try and catch a glimpse of how […]

01
Apr

Running With Horses

“If you have raced with men on foot, and they have wearied you, how will you compete with horses? And if in a safe land you are so trusting, what […]

07
Mar

“Please Lord, give us one more”

Recently I re-watched the brilliant film Hacksaw Ridge. If you haven’t seen it – and have the stomach for pretty harrowing war films – then I can’t recommend it highly […]

07
Feb

Waiting on God

Two things about me that you might have figured out: Firstly, I’m naturally a bit of a “do-er”. If I see something that needs done my instinct is to try […]

10
Jan

What is sin?

What is sin? At one end of the scale it is pretty clear. The Ten Commandments, written by the finger of God on tablets of stone, are black & white: don’t […]

06
Dec

Experiencing the joy of the Lord

Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) I was reminded recently that as I gather years I have had a tendency to reflect nostalgically on how […]

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