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Pastors Ponderings

by A Jesus Follower

We are currently going through the book Acts for our sermon series.  Already we have learned that the book was a record of how, what was to become the global Church, was founded. The book was supposed to be read following the book of Luke (who is the author of both books) with the gospel […]

pastors pondering

by A Jesus Follower

When people talk about what happened after Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, his ascension to the Father, and the start of ‘the early church’ they agree it all stared in Jerusalem. But defining the ‘it’ is more difficult. What began in Jerusalem? Some say Christianity but the word ‘Christian’ didn’t appear for decades so obviously […]

Pastors Ponderings

by A Jesus Follower

Pastors ponderings 21st july 2017   Acts is written by Luke and it is the continuing story from Luke’s Gospel.  A notable thing about Luke’s storytelling is that he always uses the least likely characters. Luke chooses to focus on the people who you wouldn’t think were important, or who are normally excluded, to reveal […]

Pastors Ponderings

by A Jesus Follower

As Christians, part of our calling is to herald the coming Kingdom of God to the world around and to start living our lives in a way that models that Kingdom. I have to say that often this is harder than we would like to admit. Screaming kids, a huge bill, an annoying co-worker, sickness […]

Pastors Ponderings

by A Jesus Follower

I watched the film ‘National Treasure’, I suspect that most of us have and in it Nicolas Cage reads the map that leads to a hidden treasure using special glasses. Each time he pulled down the different lens, he saw a new clue, a new direction he could take. I thought afterwards that we should […]

What does it mean to be a Spiritual Church?

by A Jesus Follower

Exciting things are happening at CBBC. God is at work; lives are being changed. There is nothing more exciting than to see and to know the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives. Daniel mentioned that we all come from different Church backgrounds. Never were truer words spoken! I grew up in […]

Praying the Scriptures

by A Jesus Follower

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately…when it all began. It was a season of deep grief as it slowly dawned on me that our happy little “Christian” family wasn’t really as Christian or as happy as it looked. I came across Paul’s prayer in Colossians 1…I took hold of this prayer…it took hold […]

About Being Real

by A Jesus Follower

‘Be real,’ say Daniel and Julie (our Pastor’s). ‘Are we actually doing what we say we believe?’ they ask And so I ask myself the question, am I willing to be real? Sometimes it’s a bit like…will the real me please stand up because I don’t know if I know the real me yet!!! To […]