What’s Happening

Encouragement From God

I was tired and discouraged. The church we attended had been without a pastor for some years and Garry and I were in an unofficial position of leadership, but there seemed to be little enthusiasm for God and much internal wrangling among the congregation. Burdens...

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Man’s Weakness & God’s Strength

Many have commented that Paul’s letters to the Corinthians show him at his most human: a man just like us, not an invincible super-apostle like some claimed to be (2 Cor 11:5), but an ordinary man who knew exhaustion, disappointment and despair just as we do and yet...

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A Personal Testimony

I apologise for the length of this testimony, but I hope you will bear with me and read to the end, for it's a story of how God cares for each one of us personally and can act in the most miraculous of ways to help His children. When my father died (officially on 12...

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Talking Point

Inside the Ethics Committee

A very interesting radio programme on Radio 4 today touching on some of the issues raised by Garry's sermon on euthanasia on Sunday. You can listen to the programme 'Inside the Ethics Committee' here (or via the Radio 4 website if the link doesn't work.)

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A slippery slope

The road to hell, the proverb goes, is paved with good intentions. There are many who advocate euthanasia for the most humane of reasons. They want to alleviate pain and suffering; they want to show mercy and compassion to those suffering (whether the person involved...

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A Good Death?

In his new series 'Talking Point!', Garry hopes to stimulate discussion and talk from a Christian perspective about issues that are in the news today, equipping Christians to understand and explain the Biblical reasons for why we believe what we believe on certain...

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How We Got Here

Fabulous, filling food!

Man doesn't live on bread alone, and neither did we on Saturday! After the Open Day finished, church members and friends who had worked so hard with us on this faith journey had a meal together. In our area, this kind of meal is often known as a 'faith tea', meaning...

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Names

Names in the Bible generally have far more significance than in our Western society. Abram ('exalted father') became Abraham ('father of many'). Jacob ('he grasps the heel', figuratively 'he deceives') became Israel ('he struggles with God'). Jesus was thus named...

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The Photo Gallery

At the start of the planning for the Open Day, it was decided to use the corridor space to host a photo gallery to show people how the work progressed. We spent one evening looking through hundreds of photos to try to narrow them down to the 46 we could have. In the...

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