Thought for the Week March 2020


Thought for the Week 29th March 2020

Grief and Glory

(by Rev Paul Graham)

Read John 11

The story today introduces us to some of those who will play significant roles, not just in the coming verses, but in the events that will follow. We meet a family of three: Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha. Living in the village of Bethany, some 6 miles or so outside Jerusalem, they are known to Jesus, but previously unknown to us, the readers. As the sole male in the house and likely main bread-winner, Lazarus’ sickness would place the whole family in a potentially dangerous situation; their very future hangs in the balance while he is ill.

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Midweek Musings 25th March 2020

Reading with our ears open

(by Rev Paul Graham)

Welcome to the first of the midweek articles. These are in lieu of our Sunday Evening Service and so will be written by those who would otherwise be taking those services. Where possible (and feasible), they will also have a something of the flavour of the evening service, meaning that they may differ in style to the Sunday “Thought for the Week”.

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Thought for the Week 22nd March 2020

Reality Check

(by Rev Paul Graham)

Today was meant to be about celebrating. The original plan was to take the opportunity to say “thank you” to God for all that has happened in and through the life of Clare Baptist Church during the past 12 months. With a scheduled Annual General Meeting looming and an Annual Report to release, the Sunday morning service was to be dedicated to recognising God’s presence in the midst of everything that we’ve been involved in, both individually and collectively.

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