As we saw the start of Lent last week as well as many churches celebrating Ash Wednesday I thought the theme for this episode should follow on the same theme. This week we explore the theme of repentance taken from 1 John 1:5-10. At the end you can hear an acoustic version of the song […]
Approach Boldly Hebrews 4:14-16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.Hebrews 4:16 (NIV) ‘Matt, can I have a word with you in my office please?’ – There are some mornings that start like this for […]
A few weeks ago we had a big day in the town in which I live. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla visited the town on an official Royal Visit. They were said to arrive anytime between 2 – 3:30pm. So I arrived at about 1/4 to 2 to get a good position. […]
Here is a video of a sermon I preached recently. It is based on Psalm 95 and is about worship. I hope it is a blessing to you.
Another List Around this time of year life gets very busy, and the number of lists I write increases: shopping lists to-do lists a wish list (for Christmas presents) Santa’s ‘Naughty and Nice’ list and the list goes on . . . (excuse the pun!) The one list I want to focus on in particular […]
Giving is Better than Receiving At this time of year we have fun going shopping to choose the perfect gift for someone. Wrapping it up in festive paper and putting it under the Christmas tree, ready for the big day. A lot of emphasis is put on giving, and indeed it is better to give […]
Chicken and Car Washes Today I took our car to get a much needed wash and inside valet. It was pretty bad so I had no problem paying someone else to do the dirty work for me! While I wait I often use the opportunity to pop into the next door shop for a coffee. […]
Christmas Thoughts What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Christmas’? Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? Snow? A big fat man in a red and white suit? Gifts (and lots of them)? Time with family? Exotic holidays abroad? Shopping? The list could go on and on . . . Some of the […]