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God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement, because in this world we are like him. 1 John 4:16-17 Comment In a programme about Paris the other evening, the presenter commented on how many...

And in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. Ephesians 6:18 Comment One of the reasons praying together can be a challenge is that we can be motivated by different things. Which is the way that you are most motivated...

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 Comment Over Christmas we ‘binge’ watched our way through both seasons of the Netflix blockbuster The Crown.  Whether the facts are correct or not, there is no doubt that over the years the Queen and Prince Philip have endured tough pressures in a...

He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him. Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:10,11 Comment Lost month marked the 70th anniversary of the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights. Not that many generations back, a wife, along with her possessions,...

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thes 5:11 Comment In last week’s ePrayer we talked about new years resolution and inviting God into those.  This week we wanted to get a bit more specific and look at new years resolutions for our relationship as a couple. Perhaps as a...

The unfailing love of the Lord never ends! … Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day … The Lord is wonderfully good to those who wait for him and seek him.  Lamentations 3:22-25 Comment It’s halfway between Christmas and the New Year.  The fridge is crammed with turkey remains, half consumed cheese and the tasty remnants of...

For a child has been born – for us,  the gift of a son – for us! He’ll take over the running of the world. His names will be: Amazing Counselor, Strong God, Eternal Father, Prince of Wholeness. His ruling authority will grow, and there’ll be no limits to the wholeness he brings.  Isaiah 9: 6-7 Comment To be honest, Joseph & Mary don’t look very...

But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  John 17:13 Comment So what does Joy mean anyway?  In her book Choose Joy because Happiness isn’t Enough, Kay Warren states that ‘Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details...

These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  John 15:11 Comment It’s the season when the word Joy is bandied about everywhere and for some of us it IS a really joyful season … for others of us not so much.  For some of us it’s a...

So let’s not allow ourselves to get fatigued doing good.  At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t give up, or quit.  Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the community of faith.  Galatians 6:9,10 MSG Comment...