Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

We are almost at the end of our week of prayer and fasting.  How did you find the whole experience?  Setting aside time for God is always an experience as you never quite know what He will decide is the priority for the time. It’s definitely been worth it and over the coming weeks we […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

On Sunday Daniel spoke about our corporate responsibility to maintain a ‘clean heart’ (Psalm 51).  Events like the recent outrage surrounding George Pell do so much damage to the world’s perception of the church.  It makes no difference that Pell was working in a different setting under a different denomination.  All the world sees is […]

No, Lord, You’ve got the Wrong Person!

by Mrs Jesus Follower

We all settled back to listen as the young woman stood up to share. She’d been working overseas for several years and was now home for her first break. Tentatively she looked around at us and, without warning, burst into tears. I don’t want to go back, she sobbed. I can’t do it anymore.  In […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

This week’s pastor’s ponderings come from Steve, who as most of you know is a member of the Oversight team here at CBBC. As you know we at CBBC are praying Psalm 51: “Create in me a pure heart, oh Lord, and renew a right spirit within me.”  I’ve been pondering on some of the […]

There’s Someone at the Door

by Mrs Jesus Follower

Placing my knitting in the basket, I headed for bed. I looked at the clock. Good, I could read for an hour and still get to sleep at a respectable hour. The book I was reading had got to a place where it was difficult to leave. Maybe I could even finish it this evening, […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

On Sunday, Joan shared a word and many of you have been asking for a copy of it. One person summed up what was felt: this is important and we want to understand it and not lose what God is saying. Joan called this ‘My Journey with my God. God’s holiness, Psalm 18. 10th Feb […]

I’m Missing the Very Thing

by Mrs Jesus Follower

I woke this morning and felt as if a flicker of a light had come on. Yes, the same old question keeps lurking in the background… why doesn’t God answer my prayer? He does, I know because he says he will. Then, what’s wrong? The verse that had come into my mind this morning was, […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

Last Sunday, Daniel spoke on repentance asking, what is it and how do you do it and why would you do this?  What’s interesting is that Phil was praying and received a word along a similar line from God.  I think the Lord is wanting us to hear Him on this subject and He is […]

Out of the Ordinary God speaks!

by Mrs Jesus Follower

There’s a quote I read once from Selwyn Hughes, a 20th century Bible teacher. My goal is God himself… at any cost, dear Lord, by any road. Many of us who read this would say this is also the desire of their heart, but it leaves me thinking God is about to do great things. […]

Pastors Ponderings

by Pastors Ponderings

The Pondering this week comes via Mrs Jesus Follower- who wrote this post before Julie spoke on Psalm 51 last Sunday: I’ve realised that a line from Psalm 51 has, of late, become a focus for me. It’s from a prayer of David’s that’s brought a freshness to my life. The line that has jumped […]