Sunday, 10 December 2017

Part 2 of meet the nativity

Here's the second part of the short web series about the Christmas story and contemporary people:

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Meet the Nativity

Here's a light hearted video about the meaning of Christmas. It's worth a look. Apparently it's part 1 of 4. The others will appear over the next few weeks.

Monday, 30 October 2017

Why was the reformation such a big deal?

Tomorrow is the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the reformation. Here's Jonty Allcock telling us why its worth celebrating.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

The most important part of the service?

This article is a helpful reminder for all of us who tend to be busy with tasks on Sunday mornings while we're at church.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
2 Tim 2:1-2

Let's pray that tomorrow we get the government we need, not the one we deserve. 

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Prayer meeting

Our usual prayer meeting is Monday evening at 8pm. Please try to make it if you can, we'll be praying for the nation.

Friday, 19 May 2017

The Unbelievable Faith

Do you ever think about what atheists believe? Have you ever compared atheist beliefs with Christian beliefs?

This Sunday (21st May) I'm starting a new preaching series based on the first few chapters of Genesis, but seeking to do something a bit different than normal. When we read about the creation of the world in Genesis we see the foundations of Christian belief. Who made us? Why did he make us? What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be good?

But what if we were to take away everything these chapters affirm? We begin to understand the atheist's view of the world. So, my plan is to compare the Christian world view with the atheist world view. Basically, I'm comparing two systems of faith.

Which one is the unbelievable faith?

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Words of comfort from Psalm 116

"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints", Psalm 116:15. That sounds strange, to hold anyone's death as precious, as if its one of your favourite moments in life!

But I reflected on the possibility that the Psalm is the cry of someone who feels abandoned by everyone (v11) and is in a life threatening position (v3). Faced with a lonely death and the thought that no one will mourn him the Psalm writer (David?) is able to take comfort that God cares about his death. If he dies, it won't be just a statistic or a minor upset, it will be an event close to God's heart.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

No Service at Furzedown this Sunday!

This Sunday (26th Feb 2017) we're on our Church weekend away which means we won't be meeting at Furzedown as usual. We looked at booking a smaller venue for those who were unable to come on the weekend but they were not going to be around, so I'm afraid we won't have a service.