Time 4 God (July 2016 pastoral letter)

2016 is the year that we as a church are reconnecting with our awesome God. It is so easy when you have been serving God for a long time to become very comfortable with Him a nd in our service for Him. Do we not become stale? When it was first mentioned that our Church was going...
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Concerted effort (June 2016 pastoral letter)

Some friends kindly gave us tickets for a recent classical concert at the University.   Although we have a fairly wide breadth of music that we enjoy, classical is not on the list of concerts that would normally be part of our leisure pursuits.   However, that does not mean that...
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A quote from Charles Spurgeon

“There is time when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering, through meditation on His Word, spiritual strength for labour in this service. We ought to muse upon...
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No building without preparation (April 2016 pastoral letter)

In February I was telling some of you that I was going to visit my dad and that we would be re-building one of his sheds together. When I arrived there and we assessed the situation it was very clear that we were far from the rebuilding stage. In fact, we couldn’t get to the...
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Time for God: what is it all about?

For much of last year many of us committed to prayerfully seeking the Lord’s will for our future direction as a church. Two things emerged: Firstly, we were called to stop our busyness – the many activities that were blessing people but were taking a toll. Secondly, we were...
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Seeing things in a new light (February 2016 pastoral letter)

In 1879 Thomas Edison invented the first recognizable electric lightbulb. It had a platinum filament and would be the moment that he turned night into day for the world to come. Edison’s original concept, which most of us grew up with, changed little during the following 100...
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Taking time out for God

An explanation for the absence of normal weekly activities at Parsons Heath Baptist Church Parsons Heath Baptist Church has always sought to be active and available in the local community, and for several years has had an impact that belies the relatively small number of members....
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The world is your oyster (January 2016 pastoral letter)

It was William Shakespeare in ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ who first coined this bizarre phrase, meaning you have the potential to do just about anything. It is an encouragement to go further and achieve more. I recall deliberating my own future, many years ago, considering the...
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