Questions to ask when reading the Bible

1. What does this teach me about God?

2. What does this teach me about myself?

3. What have I learnt that helps me:

  • Love God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength?
  • Love those around me?
  • Keep going as a Christian?
  • Serve God and build up God’s people?

Santa is fun, but Jesus is better

December 25th. Loads of houses will be checking out what the chubby man with the red suit has brought them for Christmas. It's a lot of fun.

Santa is fun, but he's not the real hero of Christmas. Jesus Christ is. Here’s why.

Need a rest?

I saw a man the other day shifting a skip's worth of wet top soil from his driveway into his back garden with a wheelbarrow. He started at 8am and by midday he was cream crackered. He needed a rest.

I was talking to a woman who was a live-in carer for her elderly mother. She was struggling under the 24/7 burden of looking after her Mum's every need. It was too much for her. She needed a rest.

Jesus once said: 'Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.' [Matthew 11v28]. What did he have in mind?

Life without sex?

Ed is a Christian who experiences same-sex attraction.

“I can live without sex because sex isn’t the only way for deep and meaningful relationships with other people.”

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The LORD’s concern for Barking and Dagenham

Looking at Nineveh (now the Kurdish city Mosul) the LORD said, "..should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left...?" (Jonah 4v11).

The LORD spoke these words to the ancient prophet Jonah. Jonah was having a strop because all he cared about was himself and his traditional way of life. The LORD had sent him to a people not just different from him, but a people who had been the sworn enemies of his own people Israel for many generations.

Maz's story

Maz explains how he became a Christian and the difference that knowing Jesus makes.

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