Reflections

Reflections from our Pastor whilst the congregation is apart because of the COVID 19 crisis

The Lord’s Day

The Lord’s Day – God made today Tom Pender Hebrews 12 1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, …

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Do Not Worry – Steve Burley

I’m sure this period of lockdown has aroused all sorts of thoughts & feelings within us all, and because the pandemic has been global, this has been a problem for the entire human race. Amongst a myriad of emotions, included would be thoughts and feelings of doubt & fear, anxiety, and in many cases grief. Apart from the obvious threat of Covid-19, the global economic & political situation has also been strained. I pray that the Lord has, and will continue to be an ever-present help in trouble.

When will Jesus return? – David ince

Good Friday was just over three weeks ago when we thought deeply about Jesus dying on the cross to save us from our sins. He paid the price by allowing his life to be cruelly taken so that by truly believing in Him and asking Him for our forgiveness of sins we can gain our appointed place in His heavenly home – the Kingdom of God – in that time to come. When will Jesus return? That is only known to God the Father and even His Son does not know the appointed time for His return to take the redeemed to be with himself. What a wonderful time that will be as we are set free from all earthly toils and problems.

The Overcomers – Graham Walker

So here we are week 4 or is it week 5 of ‘lockdown’? I don’t know about you but it seems to me one day just blends with another. I saw an amusing video clip of a woman on ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ struggling to answer a question and has to give up only for us to see the question was, ‘what day of the week is it?’ I’m sure you know the feeling! So what have you been doing during this time, particularly those who are usually working but now can’t, and even those of us who are retired? I expect we have all spent more time on emails and social media as this has been a good way to keep in touch and communicate with loved ones and also to receive messages and even to share in services, which a number of churches and organisations have now put online. I hope you are not excluded from these as they have helped us to keep a sense of perspective, to see photos of each other’s gardens and walks, to receive encouragement through messages from Leaders and Elders and to realise something that is epitomised in Paul and Michael’s original headline for our web site, that we are: ‘Apart but together’.

Easter Reflection from our Elder

On Maundy Thursday many of us partook of communion in our own homes through the Open Doors link – maybe this was the first time in your own home as it was for us but we all took up the invitation to remember the sacrifice our Lord Jesus Christ made at Calvary’s cross for each one of us and that we do this until He returns to take us to be with Him.

Good Friday

‘Apart but together’A Good Friday Reflection Rev Paul Stow ‘Later, knowing that all was completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty”. A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it …

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