From The Pastor’s Desk – Sitting With Jesus – The Good Shepherd

Sitting with Jesus: The Good Shepherd         Reading:  John 10:1 – 30 In John’s Gospel, chapter 10:1-30 we are given a wonderful word picture of Jesus, who is, “The Good Shepherd,” and of us, His sheep.  V3b reveals 3 Key Truths about the relationship between Good Shepherd and...
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From The Pastor’s Desk – Sitting With Jesus – Zacchaeus

Sitting with Jesus: Zacchaeus    Reading:  Luke 19:1 – 10 (v1)  “Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through.” Dr Luke tells us this as a fact.  So, it appears that Jesus is keen to get to Jerusalem.  However, on His journey, Jesus has already stopped once to minister to a...
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From The Pastor’s Desk – Sitting With Jesus – Feeding of The 5000

Sitting with Jesus: The Feeding of 5000 Men Beside Women and Children Read:  John 6:1-15 I have always loved this historical miracle of Jesus.  The first time that I really stood up for my faith in Jesus was in the classroom at Crypt School, during what became a debate led by Mr...
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From The Pastor’s Desk – Sitting With Jesus – Nicodemus

Sitting with Jesus: Nicodemus  Reading:  John 3:1-21 Nicodemus means: “Victor over people.” His family is unknown, though some recognise him as Nicodemus Ben Gorion, the brother of Josephus, the great Jewish Historian.  He was a member of the Sanhedrin.  A Pharisee.  A learned...
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From the Pastor’s Desk – Sitting With Jesus – At the Home of Martha and Mary

Sitting with Jesus: At The Home of Martha and Mary  Reading:  Luke 10:38 – 42 I am always challenged by this passage of Scripture! The two sisters, Martha and Mary, seem to often be presented as symbolising the conflict between Martha’s active life and Mary’s contemplative life. ...
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From the Pastor’s Desk – Sitting With Jesus – The Woman at the Well

Sitting with Jesus: The Woman at the Well                     Reading:  John 4:1 – 42 Jesus had spent some time in Judea.  At Jerusalem He had, among other things, attended The Passover (2:13) Cleansed the Temple (2:14 – 22) Spoken with Nicodemus (3:1-21).  In the Judean...
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From The Pastor’s Desk – Sitting with Jesus

Sitting with Jesus                   Reading:  Psalm 46 Key Verse:        (Psalm 46:10a) “Be still and know that I am God!”                                                                        Just under a year ago I began a series of messages entitled “Sitting with Jesus.”  It...
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From the Pastor’s Desk – Epiphany, Season of Compassionate Encounter

“Epiphany” – “Season of Compassionate Encounter” Reading:           Matthew 2:1-12 The 12 days of Christmas end on 5th January when, traditionally, the decorations have to be taken down. On the 6th January we celebrate “Epiphany” symbolising the fact that The Man Born to be King...
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From the Pastor’s Desk – Lockdown 17 – at the Wedding in Cana

Lockdown 17 – Lockdown at the Wedding in Cana Read John 2:1-11 The reason that John wrote his Gospel is stated clearly in Chapter 20:30-31. “Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of His Disciples, which are not recorded in this book.  But these are written that you may...
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From The Pastor’s Desk – Lockdown 16 – Naaman

Lockdown 16 – The Story of Naaman Read – 2 Kings 5 Naaman’s name means “Pleasantness.”  Though, as a Commander of the King of Aram’s Army, he could be very unpleasant. Not only during a Lockdown, but throughout every life situation, we “TALK” …. As we read through chapter 5...
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