Celebration???

My 5th Coronacom Newsletter written for my congregation for Easter Sunday. Dear All! Readings: Psalm 22 and 23, Luke 24:1-12, Hebrews 10:11-14 I don’t know about you but I’m sat here trying to write something celebratory for Easter Sunday morning and I’m definitely in more of a Good Friday mood!…

A new normal!

Well this has been quite a couple of weeks, hasn’t it? The Coronavirus has hit and it feels like life has changed pretty much overnight. Last Thursday was my birthday. I was greeted in the morning by my 5 year old singing happy birthday to me on my bed. As…

Live it!

I heard someone on the radio yesterday morning talking about righteousness and how we receive it but then we need to live in it. It says in Romans 3 that “But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the…

Covered….

I was listening to a song today called ‘Covered’ which was talking about how our sin is covered by Jesus’ grace. I thought again how wonderful it is. As it was playing, I saw in my mind an old sofa, worn and weary after years of being used and abused…

OneWord365

I have decided to resurrect this badly neglected blog to join in with something which has captured my attention this year. During the whole of yesterday (1/1/14), I had a word going through my head and even started a web post on it in a forum that I frequent.  It…

Week 17: Mark 16: He is going ahead of you.

Deepening Discipleship with Mark Week 17: Mark Chapter 16:  He is going ahead of you Monday:  He rolled the stone away!                                              vv 1-4 ‘And they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”’ v3 These women had been powerless to stop Jesus from…

Week 16: Mark 15 – Why have you forsaken me?

Deepening Discipleship with Mark Week 16: Mark Chapter 15:  Why have you forsaken me? Monday:  What will you do with the King of the Jews?            vv 1-15 ‘“What shall I do, then, with the one you call the king of the Jews?” Pilate asked them.’’ v12 Pilate asked the people…

Week 15: Mark 14 Part 2: Yet not what I will….

Monday:  Watch and Pray!                                                  vv 32-42 ‘My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,’ he said to them. ‘Stay here and keep watch.’ v34 Here we see Jesus at maybe one of his most ‘human’ moments.  His heart feels like it’s breaking and, whilst he knows he…

Week 14: Mark 14: 1-32 (Part One) She has done a beautiful thing!

Deepening Discipleship with Mark Week 14: Mark 14: 1-32  She has done a beautiful thing! Monday:  Extravagant Worship.                                                    vv 1-11 “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.” v6 Has anyone ever accused you of going too far when it…