Thoughts 6th Feb

Jesus walked on water

Luke Ch 19 verse 41    ‘As He [Jesus] approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it…’ As we follow Jesus’ final approach to Jerusalem in this passage, we see another glimpse of His compassion.  This depth of love is firstly towards the many who did not recognise and believe in who He … Read more

Thoughts 9th Jan

The bible

Joshua Ch 1 verse 8    Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. What do you expect from reading the Bible or a sermon?  Good advice, encouragement, a challenge, clear direction, … Read more

Thoughts 19th Dec

Christmas banner made by children

Ecclesiastes Ch 3    …..a time to be born and a time to die…….. This verse from Ecclesiastes is probably the best-known verse from the whole book.  It bookends life, but then in subsequent verses, it goes on to mention the many other elements of life. It recognises that there is a time for everything, … Read more

Thoughts 12th Dec

Christ the King church window

Romans Ch 1 verse 16    For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. I would venture a guess that there are things that each of us is ashamed of, things … Read more

Thoughts 5th Dec

Holy Spirit as dove in church window

John Ch 3 verse 3    Jesus replied,  “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.” This might seem a harsh statement that Jesus gave to Nicodemus but basically, he was saying to him, it didn’t matter how regularly he went to the temple or what standing … Read more

Thoughts 28th Nov

Mount Tabor

Mark chapter 9 – ‘Jesus took Peter, James and John with Him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone.’ (verse 2) As we read on, the three disciples see Jesus ‘dazzling white’ and see Elijah and Moses with Him. This was clearly too much especially for Peter who starts blurting … Read more

Thoughts 21st Nov

Christ is the alpha and the omega

Revelation Ch 1 verse 8    I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. ‘In the beginning’, are the first three words in the opening book of the Bible, Genesis, and here in the last book, Jesus proclaims that … Read more

Thoughts Remembrance Sunday

Mark Ch 2 verse 17    When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor – sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners. “ Jesus upset the Pharisees in this passage because he mixed with people what the … Read more

Thoughts 31st Oct

A storm at sea

John Ch 3 verse 8    The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit. I have a love-hate relationship with the wind. Today it has been … Read more

Thoughts 24th Oct

Christ is the light in the darkness

Esther Ch 4 verse 14    For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and your father’s family will perish. And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this? The book of Esther … Read more