Pastor’s Blog

Vision Sunday

As we come together to worship the Lord and focus on the days ahead, I’m reminded of this awesome prayer declared by the apostle Paul to the Colossian church. He asked God that the people ‘may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual knowledge and understanding, so as to walk in…

Into September

As we move forward into September, we have the opportunity to get involved in all sorts of great church-based events and activities; next week we have our vision morning followed by an indoor picnic, I encourage you to prioritise it to catch the essence of where church is heading and it’s also a great chance…

Summer blog

It feels as though summer has been with us throughout most of the year! Remember the unseasonably warm week we enjoyed in February? And then in May, the mercury in the thermometer rose higher than normal again. We live in interesting times. During my decades as a Christian, I’ve learned that a large part of…

Matters of life and death

On Sunday we continue looking at our subject ‘Matters of Life and Death’ and we’ll be looking at the issue of death. Before we get too morbid, let’s remind ourselves that, in Christ, death is not the final curtain but the gateway that takes us into the very presence of the Lord. The apostle Paul…

Passenger boat or battleship?

Church is great, but did you know that it can only happen when you show up? The apostle Paul calls the church the body of Christ and he proclaimed in 1 Corinthians 12:27: ‘Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.’ The body really does function…

Faith

Today we will be looking at the issue of faith and why it is so important in our journey with God. The author of the book of Hebrews really tries to get to grips with what faith means and why it is so crucial in the growth and development of every believer. Although the author…

Healing

This Sunday, as part of our series ‘Matters of Life and Death’, we are looking at the sensitive issue of healing and what the Bible really says. I think this whole area is one of the greatest mysteries we face and maybe that’s a good place to start: healing is a mystery! To try and…

Matters of life and death

Over the next month or so we will be looking at a number of issues under the series banner ‘matters of life and death’. Of course, these are the ‘bookends’ of our time on earth: we are born, we live and we die. The part in the middle is mostly up to us. I have…

AGM: celebrating god’s faithfulness

I believe that one of the reasons King David found such favour with God was borne out of his unreserved ability to praise and thank him in all circumstances. In 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 David declares: ‘Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything…

Living in the overflow

I’m always impressed when I encounter people who have clearly been through challenging times, yet determine not to live in the place of blame or discouragement, but rather choose to live in hope and trust. Psalm 33:20 declares, ‘We wait in hope of the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our…