Seeking to know Jesus and make Him known in Stevenage

What will 2017 hold?

I don’t know about you but I found 2016 rather shocking!  Three times in 2016 I went to bed expecting one result and woke up to find out that the pollsters had been outwitted by the voters! But what will 2017 hold?  No doubt more of the same!  There will be things that shock us,…

Does Christmas leave you more empty than fulfilled?

I suspect I’m not the only one who has little members of the family asking for trampolining badgers, hedgehogs and dogs for Christmas! None of my grandchildren seem too interested in the trampoline itself – they just want the energetic animals! And that’s a little bit of a problem, isn’t it? Because no matter how…

Are you vaccinating yourself against Jesus?

I don’t know about you but I have already had my first cold of the season. Not full-blown man flu, but unpleasant and draining nevertheless.  So, as soon as I have shaken this virus off, I will be getting myself the latest flu vaccine so that hopefully I won’t have to endure anything worse than…

Relying on the grace and mercy of God

Harvest is a time when the church across the ages has given thanks to God for sending the rain and sun which make the plants grow and give us food to eat and flowers to enjoy. So whilst the Bible is clear in its admiration of farm workers, allotment owners and gardeners alike for their…

Forgiveness – free but not cheap

I suspect many of you were glued to the Olympic Games from Rio over the summer. The Olympic Games are always a fantastic spectacle; an event where athletes chase glory rather than financial rewards and where (usually!) the camaraderie and sportsmanship shine through in a way we don’t see in professional sport. (It’s even better…