When the Red Warning Light Appears

By Martin Tibbert, on Monday, November 23, 2015

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Have you ever seen a toddler throw a tantrum? What about a teenager losing their temper? What about a grown man losing control. It’s not a pretty sight, and there’s a danger they could do some real harm. As we heard last week from Adam, it’s ok to be angry if it’s a righteous anger at an unjust cause. But it’s not ok to throw insults, tantrums, frying pans or punches. Continue reading…

This I Believe

By Jon Le Marquand, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Reboots and remakes are in fashion at the moment, with everything from Mad Max to Dad’s Army being remade in the world of film; so it’s not surprising that worship music is following suit. As you might have guessed, ‘This I Believe’ is based on a much older piece of writing, the Apostles Creed. Continue reading…

Making Disciples

By David Devenish, on Monday, October 26, 2015

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“Some people claim that we can be Christians without necessarily becoming disciples. I wonder, then, why the last thing Jesus told us was to go into the world, making disciples of all nations, teaching them to obey all that He commanded? You’ll notice that he didn’t add, “but hey, if that’s too much to ask, tell them just to become Christians – you know, the people who get to heaven without having to commit to anything.” Francis Chan.

In Matthew, Jesus tells us the purpose of our Christian lives is to ‘Go and make disciples of all nations’, yet here in the UK that seems so complicated for us. “Discipleship” has become a particular religious term associated with regular programmes and meetings but it doesn’t seem to be what Jesus had in mind. Continue reading…

Making an Impact

By Ruth Matthews and Stephen Headley, on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

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Impact Training is starting again with a whole new bunch of amazingstudents! Here’s what Ruth who leads the training and Stephen who’s doing the training had to say… Continue reading…

James: Leader, Martyr, Jesus’ Brother

By David Devenish, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Imagine growing up with a brother who never got anything wrong. In any argument he always had the answer, and by age 12 he was smarter than most of the adults around him. He helped with the family business, carpentry, until one day he becomes a preacher and a healer who starts drawing crowds, and these crowds start claiming a lot of things about him. You’d be a bit freaked out right? Well, that’s exactly how James would have felt about his older brother, Jesus. Continue reading…

Impacting Elbasan

By Beth Martin, on Thursday, July 16, 2015

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As part of our Impact gap year we were given the opportunity to go to Elbasan, Albania, to help the church and bless the city. Even though I’ve been convinced of the importance of mission for a long time, this trip was the point where I got excited about mission for myself. I’m lost for words when people ask me how it was; the experience, the team, the country, the ‘God moments’ are all too many to recall in just one polite conversation, and one blog post. But I’ll give it a try! Continue reading…

Songs from the Heart

By Tim Green, on Monday, June 1, 2015

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We often think of the Psalms as being mostly written by David, maybe a couple of albums worth of songs. But if you started writing the book of Psalms when the battle of Hastings took place in 1066, they would still be being written today. Continue reading…

Hands Raised High

By Cath Cameron, on Thursday, May 28, 2015

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It was great to see Cath running up to the front at the end of worship a couple of weeks ago, amazed at what God has done! Here’s the story in full… Continue reading…

Apologetics with Andrew

By Jon Le Marquand, on Thursday, April 2, 2015

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Andrew Wilson opened Loving People, Changing Lives 2015 by speaking on apologetics, or how we explain and defend our faith. If you missed it or just need more time to process it, here’s a summary: Continue reading…