Thought for the Week May 2020

Thought for the Week 31st May 2020

This should be an inspiring and uplifting passage. We should once again rejoice in the gift of the Holy Spirit, the one who continues to comfort, energise and inspire all who respond to the Good News of Jesus Christ. The

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Midweek Musings 27th May 2020

I had to learn the first 7 verses of this Psalm for a competition, when I was about 9 years old. No, I did not come first… I guess I did not really understand this too well and it showed.

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Thought for the Week 24th May 2020

Some years ago, I spent my working hours endeavouring to teach computer skills to the healthcare workers of Swindon’s hospital. A thankless task, as many of them resented the time spent away from clinics and wards in order to be

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Midweek Musings 20th May 2020

Tomorrow is Ascension Day. To many Baptists, unused to such structures as the church calendar, this may often pass us by. The anniversary of Jesus’ finishing his earthly ministry can risk being ignored, usually because it falls during the week,

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Thought for the Week 17th May 2020

Our reading today is one of the most beautiful and comforting encouragements found within all literature, let alone the Bible. But we can only begin to understand its real depths and richness within its proper context. Jesus is talking to…

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Midweek Musings 13th May 2020

As the person down to lead the evening service this week, I have instead been asked to supply you with some musings for the week. My assumption is that you will be able to ponder the same thoughts as I

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Thought for the Week 10th May 2020

Below are three imagined scenarios relating to the Great Commission in today’s reading; one from today, two from around the time it was given. In these days when we are being forced to be more creative in the ways that

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Midweek Musings 6th May 2020

Paul: Last Sunday evening should have been our regular first Sunday “Prayer and Praise” Service. Elsa was due to lead this, so she has written the following in the style of this service… The Lord is my Shepherd I shall

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Thought for the Week 3rd May 2020

Our reading this morning takes us back to Easter Sunday, late in the day, when people are completing their daily tasks and looking towards the evening ahead.  We join our travellers as they make their way home after a momentous

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