Posts by Pastor Mark

Demonstrating love

The last handful of weeks have been interesting, to say the least. On the back of the sad demise of a celebrity who took her own life last month, we were urged to be kinder as a society. This month the same social media site that echoed with people calling for grace reports episodes of…

I Am

I think one of the main aims of our meeting together is to remind ourselves and each other that God is who he says he is! The ‘I Am’ declarations of God are both powerful and practical. The title is linked to the unique name of God, Yahweh; the name that declares the uniqueness of…

Hope

I think you’ll agree with me when I say that I believe we’re going through interesting times! The news has reported it all this week: flood, war, earthquake, poverty, coronavirus! Let’s never be accused of burying our heads in the sand; we need to be prayerful about our world! We also need to be careful…

Walking with the Holy Spirit

Today we resume our ‘walking with…’ series and we’ll be asking what it means to walk with the Holy Spirit. I think that the whole of the book of Acts is really a record of what it means to walk with the Holy Spirit. Luke wrote it as a sequel to his gospel, which recorded…

A new perspective

I have a question before we worship God together: how do you feel right now? How would you define your mood: up or down; happy or grumpy; preoccupied or focused? Or maybe you just feel like you’re going with the flow and don’t particularly feel you can define how you’re feeling. It wasn’t a trick…

Walking with Jesus

As part of our ‘Who are you walking with?’ series, we are looking at what it means to walk with Jesus. Last week we explored some of what it means to walk with God and we concluded that it is a lifestyle. This week, as we look at walking with Jesus, our opening thought has…

Who are you walking with?

That’s the question we’ll be looking at over the next few Sunday mornings. You may think it’s a strange thing to ask, but the Bible has a lot to say about walking. God himself is recorded as ‘walking in the garden in the cool of the day’ as he looked for Adam to spend time…

The renewing of our minds

In last week’s blog, I talked about shaking off the winter blues by drawing near to God. Apparently the Monday just gone was ‘blue Monday’. I’m not sure whether designating a day in this way is helpful or not. Such labels can become a constraint and help us to justify that feeling of wanting to…

Blue Monday

I was reminded the other day how much I used to struggle with January. It really affected me: the days dragged on, it always seemed to be dark and cold, and spring seemed like an eternity away. I genuinely used to feel down in the dumps. Some might call it Seasonal Affective Disorder, and that…

Spiritual momentum

Well, it’s been quite a start to the new year as we’ve prayed, fasted and worshipped our way through this last week! I’ve been encouraged by the obvious desire to seek God together and as individuals. We have demonstrated that many of us want to see change, not just for ourselves but for the world…