Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Good morning Church family, Countless verses in Scripture speak of God as being a refuge. Here are a few: “Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.” Psalms 16:1 NIV “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1 NIV “It is better to take refuge in theContinue reading “Tuesday, 23 June 2020”

Monday, 22 June 2020

Good afternoon Church family, During my quiet time I was reading the book of Nehemiah. There is a moment when Ezra the priest reads the law to the exiles who have returned. Perhaps it is the first time they have ever heard it. They realise the unfaithfulness of their people throughout the generations and areContinue reading “Monday, 22 June 2020”

Friday, 19 June 2020

Good afternoon Church Family, This week at Bible Study we looked at some of the parables that give us insight into the return of Christ and what life is like after death. The one that stood out for me was the Parable of the Ten bridesmaids in Matthew 25. Five were wise and five wereContinue reading “Friday, 19 June 2020”

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Good morning church family, I hope you are staying dry in this weather. The thing I love about the rain is when it is over you often get to see a rainbow if you are lucky. Such a wonderful and tangible reminder of God’s promise. “I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and itContinue reading “Thursday, 18 June 2020”

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Good morning church family, This week I have been reflecting on Justice. What does God’s justice look like in the world. Let’s turn to the word of God. “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walkContinue reading “Wednesday, 17 June 2020”

Monday, 15 June 2020

Good morning Church family, Since worship yesterday, I have the song Clean by Hillsong, going around in my head. It’s so beautiful the lyrics are worth reading slowly. Here they are: VERSE 1Precious blood has left me forgivenPure like the whitest of snowPowerful to make sin and shame retreatThis covenant is making me whole CHORUSSoContinue reading “Monday, 15 June 2020”

Friday, 12 June 2020

Good morning church family, I came across a wonderful illustration in a book by Lysa Terkeurst. She was talking about Joshua having to go up against the city of Jericho. Here is the verse: “Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawnContinue reading “Friday, 12 June 2020”

Thursday, 11 June 2020

Good afternoon church family, This week I was asked to write a prayer to share with other Baptist pastors. For those of us who are in the trenches we long to see revival again; for hearts who have never met Jesus to come to know him for the first time. As I sat and consideredContinue reading “Thursday, 11 June 2020”

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Good afternoon church family, I was just out taking my lunchtime walk when I spotted a kingfisher. I can’t believe it, I have always wanted to see one but never have. It was a wonderful encounter with creation, a tiny gift from Heaven. How lucky we are to live within a creation so beautiful, thatContinue reading “Wednesday, 10 June 2020”

Tuesday, 9 June 2020

Good morning church family, As I sit in my office I asked the Lord what he wanted me to share this morning. You see I’m trying to practice what I preach, less of me talking and more listening to Him. The answer was quick “Be ready.” And I began to reflect on what this mightContinue reading “Tuesday, 9 June 2020”