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Making Joy Complete Recently we watched a video in Young-Adults group where John Piper was reading from C S Lewis in response to a question that a lot of people (particularly from an atheistic perspective) ask about God: Why does God want us to worship him?  Typically, we recognise the seeking of praise from others […]

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Last Sunday we had the pleasure of having three people (Graham, Bonnie and Phil) sharing their perspective on what church is to them.  There were a number of analogies given such as ‘family’ or ‘parts of a body’ but I have to say my favourite was a ‘stew’.  Bonnie was suggesting that through a very […]

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A couple of weeks ago, Daniel spoke about the way Jesus walked a fine line when fellowshipping with those who society, especially the religious, saw as being ‘sinners’.  Jesus ran the risk of being seen to endorse a person’s life choices or behaviour by eating with them.  He was pronounced guilty by association.  It was […]

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As promised, here’s my understanding on How to discern what the Holy Spirit is saying through Scripture. I need to interject here and say that I’ve checked with Barry that I can use his word as a teaching tool, just in case you are worried I’m going to publicly dissect everything that people say. But […]

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This week Tani spoke to us about ‘sitting with our sin’- that is, allowing space in our lives for the Spirit of God to deeply convict, forgive and heal us. It is only when we learn to welcome God into our darkest parts that we experience a revelation of what it really means to welcome […]

Pastors Ponderings

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Phil, a member of CBBC, shared this word with the oversight team which he received from the Lord. We would love to share this with you and take some time to pray about this Sunday.   A Time of Renewal and Restoration.   “I am the Lord in the Highest.  A call to My people, to […]

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  On Sunday during communion, Jill reminded us that Jesus “became like us so we could become like him.”    Such an insightful statement, it demands that we take time to reflect on it.  However, it is more than a teaching to us.  “Jesus became like us so we could become like him” is a […]

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  I don’t know if you have experienced crippling debt? I am not talking about things being tight where you are just getting by each month – I am talking about serious debt where you are getting phone calls daily demanding money, where you are afraid to answer the door or open the mail because […]

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  After the death of a one of our longest standing members, we as a people are naturally hurting.  This week’s think spot (from aMrs Jesus follower*) gives a timely and unique encouragement to see God’s promises in every area of our lives.       13th  September:   It seemed strange that so soon after […]

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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; […]