Freedom in German

In July 2020, 17,000 people marched in Berlin to protest government restrictions in response to COVID. They protested issues from social distancing to the compulsory wearing of masks in public spaces. Some carried placards saying, ‘We are making a noise because you are stealing our freedom!’ and ‘Do think! Don’t...

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Starting all over again

In July, we have restarted the 6 pm service. Many Bible study groups are back face-to-face – although some work even better on Zoom! Next term SRE classes will resume. We may see further developments in August. It has been a busy time but now it is going to be...

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Frustration

In Romans 8 Paul wrote that “those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.” The rest of the world, on the other hand, have their minds set on the desires of their “flesh” – the stuff of our created, fallen, sinful...

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George Floyd

Everyone has an opinion about George Floyd’s death. This week I heard his brother’s thoughts. I understand y’ all upset…. I doubt y’all are half upset as I am … If I am not here blowing up stuff, if I am not here messing up my community, then what are...

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Pentecost

This week we remember the wonderful moment in church history when the church began – Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came down upon the hundred followers of Jesus, with a noise like a freight train. 3,000 people turned to Jesus as the Messiah and received the Holy Spirit. They became...

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Walking With God – Part 2

Since the COVID restrictions I have seen more people walking on the streets than ever before. Interestingly, I have noticed that people walking together walk closely, with synchronised gaits, in conversation, happy to be seen together in public. This is a brilliant metaphor for faith in God! To have faith...

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Walking With God – Part 1

Recently, I read Micah 6:3-8! I learned three things about God and sin. The message in this passage flows with clarity. God is personally affected by our sins. (v 3-5).  God begins, by revealing his heart, with a question. “O my people, what have I done to you? How have I...

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Disasters

This year, like the year before, will have its fill of disaster, both natural and otherwise. How are we to interpret such things?  Are they punishments from God?  Jesus’ disciples ask these very same questions. At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose...

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