What does it mean to lose your 1st love? (2)
Do we love the Lord as much today as we have at any point in our journey?
John continues the exploration into what it means to lose our first love and describes several signs which can indicate that our love is increasing.
Step Three weekend: 9th - 11th November 2018
The next Step Three weekend will be held at Cratfield, Suffolk from 9th - 11th November 2018. Click the picture of Thorpness to go to the brochure and here for the event page and booking form.
It all depends ...
The drought which is affecting Cape Town took Merle's thinking to the phrase 'It all depends ...' and she reflects upon the effect our responses can have on others. Click the picture of Table Mountain to read her thoughts.
Claire shares lessons learnt from her readings in Exodus about looking to God for direction and trusting him, rather than trying to work everything out, because
we belong to him.
My year of change
Mary shares her experience of taking on board Tim's challenge 'Will 2018 be your year of change?' at the start of the year.
In the latest article in the 'Understanding family' series Jenny shares helpful thoughts on the importance of not blaming ourselves when our children make choices we would prefer they didn't.
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A collection of thoughts which arise in the course of life; they may come from counselling situations, random conversations or observations. Click
the raindrop to read John's latest thoughts about the protective tendency of the Phlegmatic temperament.
What did Jesus say to you when he knocked on your door? In his latest Bible insight John explains how to enter the rest and assurance that God promises us, rather than striving to work it our for ourselves.
New International Version
Have you tried to find a copy of the 1984 NIV? Almost impossible. So what of the revised edition (2011)? After some initial misgivings and plenty of research, I have settled for the new version. Click here for an evaluation of it by Rodney J. Decker that I think is fair and reasonable.
'The LORD was with him'
"Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them" (Jodie Bisset). In a recent Bible insight John encourages us
to grow in the midst of difficult circumstances and not allow ourselves
to be limited by them.
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Click the picture of the footprints to read what was shared in church on Sunday, including thoughts about the importance of who we are on the inside and the footprint we each leave in the world.
The power of God's word
On Sunday morning Margaret shared her belief in the power of God's word and the positive effects of learning Romans, chapter 8.
Claire was encouraged recently by the thought shared in church one Sunday morning, not to compromise inner peace for the sake of outer peace. She shares her thoughts on this important principle.
Our next Bible study, which will be on the book of Revelation, will be held on Thursday 8th March at 7.45pm for a prompt 8.00pm start at Jenny's home - click here for more details.
Bible verses seen in another light
Andrew is writing his own translation of the Bible based on his knowledge of the original Greek and Hebrew texts and brings fresh insight to some well-known verses. His latest thoughts are based on John 13:20 - click the graphic of the letter 'J' to read.
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