A fly in the ointment

‘As dead flies give perfume a bad smell, so a little folly outweighs wisdom and honour.’ – Ecclesiastes 10.1 By Martin Hayward There are hundreds of phrases in the English language which have their roots in the Bible. One which we all use but which, until recently, I had not realised comes from the OldContinue reading “A fly in the ointment”

In vaccine we trust?

“The eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love” Psalm 33.18 From David King Hasn’t it been wonderful to hear the encouraging news about the vaccine. Not only does it hold out the hope of a swifter end to lockdown and better protection for the most vulnerable,Continue reading “In vaccine we trust?”

CentreForward: Difficult Questions

On Sunday we watched the first in a series of difficult questions put to David relating to our CentreForward project. Here is that video as a reminder and catch up for those who missed it. Read: Mark 12.41-44 ‘Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their moneyContinue reading “CentreForward: Difficult Questions”

I will yet praise Him

“My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” – Psalm 42.2 From Sam Lomas: Today marks the start of Lockdown Two.  Although we may feel a little better prepared this time around, I am sure that for many, the return of increased restrictions brings with it immense difficulties. Continue reading “I will yet praise Him”

God-breathed

‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness – 2 Timothy 3:16 From Sam Lomas: Everybody wants God to speak to them.  Usually we imagine this happening in a really dramatic fashion.  A ball of fire, followed by a cloud of smoke and then a loud audible voice.  It’s notContinue reading “God-breathed”