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Mourning

August 2019 Reflection

‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted’ Matthew 5:4  Last month, we looked at how anyone who feels ‘poor’ in spirit can find riches in Spirit in Jesus. This month, as we continue to reflect on the beatitudes, we think about the comfort Jesus promises to those who mourn. I am conscious…
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July 2019 Reflection

Matthew 5-7 We certainly saw a great deal of rain in June! The last few days have been bea-utiful. Many people were out and about in the bea-utiful countryside. It got me remembering back to last year’s Holy Land Pilgrimage. We were blessed with bea-utiful weather, but then, the Holy Land gets a great deal…
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June Reflection 2019

The promise of power . The last words of Jesus 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” The last 12 weeks or so at church, we have been considering the incredible gospel…
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May reflection

Just because you’re chocolate is finished, Easter isn’t finished! Like Lent, Easter has 40 days. So just what else happened whilst Jesus was physically part of our world? All 4 Gospel writers give accounts of how Jesus, having died on the cross and risen again to life on the third day, appeared to his followers.…
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April reflection

‘But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but they did not find the body’. Luke 24:1-12 Here’s a picture of the garden tomb in Jerusalem. It dates back to the time…
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March 2019 reflection

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday which is March 6th and continues for 6 weeks until Easter morning. What will you give up this Lent? Chocolate? Alcohol? Smoking? How about giving up some time with Jesus? Some time to get to know him better. To talk and listen to him in prayer. To read the Bible.…
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Reflection February 2019

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all Philippians 4:4,5 Feb 2019 This verse is St Andrew and St Paul’s focus verse from the Bible for 2019. Rev Supo and myself preached on the verse on Sunday 20th January. Here are a few points from…
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January 2019 reflection

Psalm 96 Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Happy new year! Have you made any resolutions this year? Is it one you’ve made lots of times before and faltered by 19th January? Among the top ten resolutions each year are , exercise more, lose weight (that should always be one…
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December Reflection 2018

Come Home this Christmas Luke Chapter 24  And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He travelled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee. 5 He took with him Mary, to whom he was engaged, who was now expecting a child. 6 And while they…
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November 2018 reflection

Are you ready? Matthew 25:1-13 ‘Therefore, keep watch, because you do not know the day or the hour’ v 13 As I was travelling in the car recently, I was interested in a competition on the radio. It required me to listen out for a certain group’s record being played, you then had to be…
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