A Chosen People

Dave spoke from 1 Pet 2:9-10 about being God’s chosen people. People, for all their flaws and imperfections, have wonderful capacities for love, beauty, joy and kindness, being made in God’s image. To be alive is a wondrous thing, but humans constantly ask...

Receiving Divine Strength

Is 40:28-31 contain some of the most encouraging verses in the whole BIble, connecting hope with faith: ‘Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.’ (Is 40:31) When we stop trusting in our own strength and stop relying on our own ingenuity, we find...

Bombarded By Questions!

Isaiah is a mini-Bible in itself; made up of 66 chapters, 39 focus on the sin of Israel and God’s judgment and 27 of them, starting with Isaiah 40, focus on God’s great rescue plan through the Suffering Servant, the Messiah. Isaiah 40 contains a whole...

Safe As Houses?

Safeguarding is an important subject for us all: how can we keep safe in life? In particular, how can we keep children and vulnerable adults safe? There are many aspects of safety we could consider. Problems with sexual abuse and churches have featured heavily in the...

Following Jesus

Garry spoke tonight from John 1:35-43, when Jesus calls the first disciples to follow Him. In Aramaic, there are two words for ‘follow’ – ‘etha’ and ‘azal’, which he discussed in detail. ‘Azal’ implies following a...