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ActsofPrayer – Praying the M1 Corridor

Praying the M1 Corridor – Saturday 14th November (between dawn & dusk) Introduction: Over the summer of 2015 I had a growing sense that God was asking me to encourage prayer for the M1 Corridor in the UK. Having spent months … Continue reading

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Habakkuk – Major Messages from a Minor Prophet

Can a prophet profit from challenging God? Less is known about the prophet Habakkuk than almost any other prophet in the Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament). We are given no information about his father, tribe or hometown, details found in many … Continue reading

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Putting Jesus’ Last Words First

Notes from a sermon preached at All Saints’ Ockbrook on Sunday 26th April (Bible Reading: Matthew Chapter 28 verses 16 – 20). Mountains in the ministry of Jesus: According to Matthew’s Gospel there are three significant mountains in Jesus’ ministry: early on … Continue reading

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Mary Moments:

The demands of life are increasingly frenetic, propelling us into ways of existing that are contrary to our human nature. We need a balance of work, rest and play, yet most of us are going too fast, rushing from each … Continue reading

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Lent: Saying ‘Yes’ to ‘No’

Lent often carries with it the idea of giving up chocolate, cakes and sweets as a way to kick-start the post-Christmas, pre-Easter diet. I heard the prayer of someone who struggled to give up cakes one Lent: ‘Lord, if you … Continue reading

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Lent: Reflect – Contemplate – Be Inspired

Watch and Pray In Lent we are invited to accompany Jesus on a journey which starts in the desert and ends in the garden of Gethsemane just outside Jerusalem. There Jesus calls his disciples to ‘watch and pray’. The experiences … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Keeping the Memory Alive

I once listened to a panel of religious ‘experts’ addressing questions at a youth event. They’d all prepared well and were ready for ‘it’ when it came, the question about how can there be a God of love when there … Continue reading

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