This week has been eventful in my little writing world! An Archbishop’s Summer reading On Wednesday I was at the wonderful Diamond Jubilee service celebrating 60 years since the new Coventry Cathedral was opened. Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby preached at this service. Those of you who have been following my journey will know that … Continue reading An exciting week – The Archbishop @JustinWelby, sharing the story, a great review @LoveReadingUK!
153 There are some numbers that stick in your head. My wife wishes there were other numbers that would do that for me - like birthdays; anniversary, that sort of thing, but they don’t seem to. I could never retain that sort of information but with him it was different. I could remember all the … Continue reading Breakfast at the beach (Peter’s Story) – inspired by John 21:1-14
Click here for a snapshot of my life in @ChurchofEngland , as I've been guest Tweeter for @OurCofElike this week. I'll keep updating this page until I finish on Sunday evening.
Well, we are nearing the end our journey through Ephesians. If you imagine the letter of Ephesians is like a house, Paul built the foundations for us in chapter 1, reminding us of the Spiritual blessings we have been given in Jesus – that even before the beginning of the world, God had you and me … Continue reading New life, new lifestyle – Ephesians Pt 8 (Ephesians 4:17-5:2) – 13 March 2022
We’re about halfway through our series in Ephesians and we come to perhaps the most incredible prayer in the New Testament. One that we could not go far wrong in praying for ourselves and for each other. Before we dive into the prayer, it’s worth exploring how this passage begins, how he introduces this prayer. [Please get … Continue reading Filled with God’s fulness – Ephesians Pt 6 (Ephesians 3:14-21) – 20 February 2022
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’ve found these beginning weeks in Ephesians quite overwhelming. I feel a bit like Aladdin when he finds himself in the cave of wonders - overwhelmed by the treasure that surrounds him. He has to make himself focus on the one piece of treasure he has come for - … Continue reading God’s new society – Ephesians Pt 4 (Ephesians 2:11-22) – 30 January 2022
Our Bible passage this morning is almost entirely made up of a prayer. Last week we heard Paul reminding his readers of the many blessings they – and we – enjoy as Christians, as those who belong to Jesus and are saved by grace, and now he moves on to pray for his readers – and … Continue reading Open your eyes – Ephesians Pt 2 (Ephesians 1:15-23) – 16 January 2022
Well, I have to admit that it’s funny standing up here this morning for my first Sunday morning sermon since August! Obviously, you’ll now be used to the high production qualities that we enjoyed in the Alpha series that you’ll be expecting the same thing. Well, I’m delighted to say that I too will be jetting … Continue reading All spiritual blessings are in Christ – Ephesians Pt 1 (Ephesians 1:1-14) – 9th January 2022￼
On Sunday our family joined my parents at their church near Witney. The Bible reading was Hebrews 10. What leapt out at me was the exhortation in verses 23-25."Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and … Continue reading Weekly Update – Stand together (3rd March 2022)
I don't know about you, but I found it so helpful to worship God together as church family on Sunday. I came to church with a sense of heaviness; I'd attended the prayer meeting on the night Ali died and found it really difficult, but worshipping God, declaring truths about our faith - remembering that whatever we go … Continue reading Weekly Update – The power of praise (17th February 2022)