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Blog Spot – Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis. John 3:3 & 2 Corinthians 5:17 Larvae,Earth-bound grubbing along,Legs in motion, going now-where fast.Head down,mandible working overtime,Self- focused, endless consumer.Concerned with self- preservation,Camouflaged.The freedom of the sky, a world awayIgnorant of transforming potential,Or deep within perhaps,a sense of there being somethingmore to life.Divine timing steps in,to Creator’s transforming purpose;self- surrenders, spinning cocoon- encasement.Soul rests,wrapped in Grace,Mercy weaves His mystery,Life changing, refashioning works from within.A gentle laying down or internal wrestle?Radical re-shaping.He alone seesThe chrysalis womb as hard as a…

Blog Spot – Butterfly Moments

“There are so many discoveries to be made of this ever-changing world. Life isn’t somewhere else. Life is here – all around you and inside you, a succession of astonishments. True artists write hymns to ordinariness. True artists find meaning in the small wonders of life. The art of godly living is making every event a real do, making every moment count, even turning “senior moments” into “God moments.” (Leonard Sweet, Soul Salsa).  I read this today in the chapter…

Be Extraordinary

If you know me at all, you will know how much love I have for Christmas and the festive season. I love the twinkling lights, the carols, sitting in front of a fire with mince pies watching a cheesy Christmas movie. I love the Christmas drinks that suddenly appear in the coffee shops, the smell of a real Christmas tree, getting my “craft” on and making a wreath for my front door. I love that there is a sense of…

Blog Spot: Power of a Name

John 10.2 The shepherd walks right up to the gate.  The gatekeeper opens the gate to him and the sheep recognise his voice.  He calls his own sheep my name and leads them out. Wow… when God calls your name it’s special… it means something… YOU mean something…. A name means something….your name means something.   We had a discussion in life group sometime ago in response to the question “what would be the most encouraging thing you could do for a newcomer…

New Blog Spot!

From November onwards, we will having a monthly “blog spot”, where a guest blogger will bless us with their words of wisdom, poetry, short devotions, or anything else they feel God has put on their hearts. So, keep your eyes peeled and your hearts open for some excellent blogs coming your way!

Keep Your Head

“Salvation is not a reward for the righteous, it is a gift for the guilty” – Steve Lawson The final piece of armour to put on (though not the final piece in the whole outfit) is the helmet. The helmets of the Roman era were made of bronze or iron, with bits that protected the cheeks, jaw and back of the next, and they were HEAVY! They were lined with felt or sponge to make it more bearable to wear.…

Flaming Arrows

“In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one” (Ephesians 6:16) A shield is a piece of armour that we are probably very familiar with. Soldiers have shields, knights have shields, police have shields, superheroes have S.H.I.E.L.D (ok, that one is slightly different!), but we are familiar with the job of a shield – to protect the carrier. This particular shield (Scutum) was made from…

These Boots Were Made For Walking

“Wear shoes on your feet which are the Good News of peace” – Ephesians 6:15 Now, I’m no Imelda Marcos but I do love a good shoe – namely a brown boot, or a flip flop (mostly because it’s fun to say!). Whilst shoes are fun to collect, they serve a very functional purpose – to protect our feet and help us move from one location to another without injury (most of the time!). And no shoe was more practical…

Lent: Day 40

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GLORIFY. As we come to the end of our 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting, ask God how you should l commit to continue praying, fasting and seeking his face as part of your ongoing lifestyle. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US THROUGHOUT THIS 40 DAYS – MAY GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY! Join us tomorrow for our Easter Sunday worship – 10.30am and 7.30pm. We’d also love to have you join us for our Sunday…

Lent: Day 39

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU It’s Good Friday. Take some time today to remember the sacrifice of Jesus on the Cross. Give him thanks for the sacrificial love that brought victory for your life and for our world. Offer your life again to Jesus in thankfulness. Join us if you can for our Good Friday reflection at 10.30am online. 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to enable them to see…

Lent: Day 38

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GROW. Today is Maundy Thursday, the day when Jesus washed his disciples feet just before he went to the Cross. How might you “wash the feet of the saints” by serving within the life of the church? If you’re not serving, ask God where He would like to you to get involved. If you are already involved in serving, ask God to bless and strenghten your work, to bring honour to Him. Why not join us…

Lent: Day 37

YOUR CHURCH NEEDS YOU GO. Ask the Lord to give us creative insight into how we can reach more people for Jesus. Pray for salvation and baptisms. Ask God to give you opportunities to speak a word for him, or to invite someone to church. Why not join us at Renew Well – prayer on Zoom at 10.45am, 1.15pm, 2.45pm. 5 FOR 5 Pray for 5 people you know, who aren’t yet followers of Jesus. Ask God to enable them…