Do not be anxious

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” – Philippians 4.6 From Toni Clark: We live in strange times, don’t we? Nothing feels “normal”, we are all having to adjust to new ways of living, only go to the shops for essentials, onlyContinue reading “Do not be anxious”

Power of the cross

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with wisdom and eloquence, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. – 1 Corinthians 1.17 From Sam Lomas: When Paul said that Christ didn’t send him to baptize, he certainly wasn’t minimising the importance of baptism.  Baptism was commanded by JesusContinue reading “Power of the cross”

An opinionated fool

“A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion” – Proverbs 18.2 From David King: Sometimes when I am reading the Bible, I experience something very strange. It’s as if a light beam hits my chest, pierces through the skin and flesh, and shines directly on my heart. Except it isn’tContinue reading “An opinionated fool”

Easter Sunday

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. Again Jesus said, “PeaceContinue reading “Easter Sunday”

Between the resurrections

“Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve” – John 16.20 From David King: Easter Saturday is a strange day. A full day for so many, getting DIY jobs done, watching box sets. But for the one following Jesus’ Easter journey – a curiously empty day.Continue reading “Between the resurrections”