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Lent – Day 21

Coffee with God So we’re just starting the second half of Lent. I know that making 20 minutes a day to devote to God, explore his Word & reflect on what it says is a real challenge. I hope by now that you’ve noticed a difference – that your relationship with God is somehow deeper, more real,…

Lent – Day 20

Relationship not Rules The Pharisees were real sticklers for rules. They loved them. They loved to keep them. In fact they almost worshipped them, as they thought that following rules would please God & save them. When God appeared on earth in the person of Jesus they were in for an unpleasant surprise. He challenged…

Identity: Covered By Grace

Tonight was the first of our new fortnightly meetings and we spent some time digging into Scripture together. Still following the theme of Identity, but this week looking at a passage from the New Testament and trying to see what it reveals about who we are & how God feels about us. We started by drawing a portrait…

Lent – Day 18

Deep Roots In Matthew 13 Jesus tells the story of a farmer sowing seeds. Some of the seeds that farmer sowed fell on the footpath and were eaten by birds. Other seeds fell in shallow soil & so they sprouted quickly but they wilted under the hot sun because they didn’t have deep roots. Some…

Lent – Day 17

Risky Business When did you last take a risk, and do something that scared you? I’m not talking about catching a spider (argh!) or crossing a road at a busy junction (don’t!) or being rude to your mum (dangerous!). But when did you last take a risk as a result of your faith? Luke records…

Lent – Day 16

Get More Than Your Feet Wet On day 3 I asked you to consider what might be the next step for you in your faith journey and I asked you to write it down and put it somewhere safe. I have no idea what you thought of, or what you wrote down – but I…

Lent – Day 15

Counting Up The Cost When we think about giving up something for Lent, we often miss the point. One year I gave up drinking tea – but I was fully aware that I didn’t really like tea and hardly ever had any. Not much of a sacrifice then. Another year I gave up TV –…

Discipleship Tools

As part of our current series on Discipleship, last Sunday during our service we introduced five tools/sites/apps which are designed to help aid our personal walk with Christ. Feel free to add other resources you know about which others may find useful – comment at the bottom of this post.   Bible.com / YouVersion Highlight or Bookmark your favourite verses,…

Baptistry Refurbishment Complete

After a number of months of planning & organisation, and a four days of hard work, the baptistry refurbishment is complete. Thanks to some very generous donors, and additional funds from St. Frideswides, the old greying, chipped tiles have been stripped, it has been re-lined, and re-tiled and is now positively sparkling. The proposed work…