Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

Vision is something the bible talks about frequently.  In the Old testament Solomon encouraged God’s people to set their ‘heart and soul to seek the Lord your God’.  Proverbs tells us that for the lack of vision people perish. We are told to ‘Seek first the Kingdom of God’. These are all quite broad statements; […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

Acts in a Nutshell. We’ve reached the end of our study the book of Acts. It’s taken a while and so I thought you might appreciate a recap on the main points from Acts. (I took this from the ESV commentary.) Acts begins in Jerusalem, preaching to the Jews and focuses on the ministry of […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

  What freedom means to me by Phil S.  I’ve been thinking about what freedom in Christ means to me personally.  To me, it’s yielding to Jesus and emptying myself to him, putting on Christ, and dying to myself and all the world things.  It seems to me, the more I empty out, the more […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

  The question of who is ‘in’ and who is ‘out’ of any group is usually decided by a few people in power.  It can be decided by a committee, a dictator or it can simply be because someone is born into it.  I am an Australian for two reasons, first I decided I wanted […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

During the year we host a Sunday service called ‘perspectives’ where people from CBBC share their understanding on a topic—this year it has been ‘what’s your perspective on church?’  It’s become a valued part of our year. Here’s Holly’s thoughts,   What is our role as the church, the body of Christ? Ephesians 4:11–13 says  […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

Last Sunday we had 3 excellent speakers who shared their perspectives on Church.  Joan shared and her thoughts summarised the conclusions we’ve been coming to for the last couple of years as we’ve been studying Acts. She said;  “These past few days the word Oneness has been there every time I think about the meaning […]

More Jottings From My Journal

by Mrs Jesus Follower

A Moment in Time               I knelt to lace up the familiar little shoes for my two-year-old granddaughter. As I began, a strange thing happened and, like the change of seasons in a movie, I saw it. I was doing this very same thing but now it was her […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

We’ve been working through a series of videos by N T Wright in young adults group recently and there are certain ideas and questions that keep coming back around.   Here’s a simple version for those of you who might be unfamiliar. The bible teaches us… God is so all-powerful and utterly good that the […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

A dream by Bill I was awakened at 5 am in the morning because of a dream which I wrote down so as to not forget it. This was the dream. I was with a friend (the people of God) – we were walking in the country (a wilderness) and we came upon many small […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

During our Sunday service prayer time, Colin shared a prayer that he had written just through using scripture verses. I wanted to share this with us for a couple of reasons. First, to encourage us to also do the same. 1 Corinthians 14:26 speaks of each of us bringing a song or a prayer to […]