Let the children come (Mark 10:13-16)

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Parents are bringing their children to meet Jesus, for him to bless them. His disciples try to turn them away. They think that Jesus is too busy and too important to be bothered with children. He’s got real teaching to do with adults, he’s got followers to gather. He’s in the business of casting out… Continue reading Let the children come (Mark 10:13-16)

Mark’s Gospel – a bit of background

Over the next couple of months I’m going to be working through Mark’s Gospel here. This coincides with a teaching series that our church are doing on the book but I also hope that the resources will be helpful to others seeking to read or teach through the book. Often it is impossible to cover… Continue reading Mark’s Gospel – a bit of background

Why is the Resurrection Good News?

The Resurrection is good News because it tells us that we are not alone Most of us find ourselves faced with two competing alternatives  Superstition This is driven by fear of the unknown and the unexplained. It leads to attempts to control the unknown through ritual. We might believe in spiritual forces but these are… Continue reading Why is the Resurrection Good News?

The Good news of Christmas

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What’s the problem?  It’s not you …it’s me” is one of those classic break up lines. If we are honest, the phrase is code for the exact opposite. You really mean “It’s not me….it really is you.” What’s wrong with our world? It’s not in a great shape is it.  The daily news feed is… Continue reading The Good news of Christmas

Right with God (Romans 9 v 30- 10:21)

I want to specifically talk to those of you who have been following along as we’ve looked at Romans.  You’ve been drawn to this message about good news, peace, joy, hope, getting right with God and your response has been “I need in on that.”  Something in the message of this book has reached into… Continue reading Right with God (Romans 9 v 30- 10:21)

Good news for the childless

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Every morning we’ve been working through a Psalm. We recently read these words in Psalm 113 He raises the poor from the dust    and lifts the needy from the ash heap,8 to make them sit with princes,    with the princes of his people.9 He gives the barren woman a home,    making her the joyous mother of children.Praise the Lord![1] These… Continue reading Good news for the childless

The First Look Course – Announcement

Our First Look course introducing the life of Jesus is available here and you are very welcome to access the materials for free anytime you want. We also know that some of you would love to do the course whilst interacting with others one to one or in a small group. So, we are running… Continue reading The First Look Course – Announcement