Thought for the Week June 2020

Thought for the Week 28th June 2020

We join the story today at a key moment. Peter and John have been dragged before the religious authorities to be questioned about the miraculous healing that had recently taken place (Acts 3:1-10). The questions they had to answer weren’t

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Midweek Musings 24th June 2020

“My dad’s bigger than your dad.” “My mum’s better than your mum.” The playground exchange that, you hope, will never be put to the test, just in case your dad happens to be less Herculean than in your imagination. Or

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Thought for the Week 21st June 2020

Peter and John knew that the credit for the miracle performed in 3:1-10 (which was looked at last week) did not belong to them, but to Jesus. They also knew that the crowd who gathered should not admire or praise

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Midweek Musings 17th June 2020

At the beginning of the year we booked and planned our trip back to New Zealand, being away from England for 5 weeks. We left all our commitments in “other” very capable hands; fully intending to pick up and carry

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Thought for the Week 14th June 2020

The reading today is usually an excuse for me to lead the church in an excruciatingly embarrassing rendition of the old Sunday School favourite “Peter and John went to pray”, with added emphasis and gymnastic cavorting on the chorus (all

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Midweek Musings 10th June 2020

Hi all – Firstly, thank God for our minister Paul who is very gracious, forgiving and patient as I should have done this a few weeks ago when I was supposed to be taking the evening service. Apologies and thanks

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Thought for the Week 7th June 2020

It was the sensation of the age! People were flocking to be part of that new phenomenon. It was as if the Beatles, Bay City Rollers, Take That, Boyzone, Westlife, and the latest K-Pop band had all formed a cross-generational

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Midweek Musings 3rd June 2020

Our reading from Acts retells the first appearance of the disciples at Pentecost, newly aflame with the power and authority of the Holy Spirit. I write this at a time when the world also feels like it is on fire.

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