Category: Vicar’s Blog

  • A Taste of Luther

                         In the coming few weeks we will be exploring the importance of the reformation for our church.  In particular on October 29th we will be celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses on the door of the church in Wittenburg in Germany […]

  • Standing for what you believe and respecting others

    In preparation for our series of addresses related to the Reformation (October 31st being the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg church) I have been reading a lot about Luther. He fought bravely for the principles of justification by faith, the authority of the Word of God, and against the […]

  • Having our say

    It was great to be back among you all on the weekend and to share in worship, fellowship, and in exploring God’s Word together.  Exploring the character and leadership on Nehemiah has shown us that he was certainly a man of principle whose reverence for God was a determining attitude in his life. This week […]

  • Grace – God’s unmerited favour

    Philip Yancey writes: “Jesus forgave a thief dangling on a cross, knowing full well the thief converted out of plain fear. That thief would never study the bible, never attend a synagogue or church, and never make amends to those he had wronged. He simply said, ‘Jesus remember me.’, and Jesus promised. ‘Today you will […]

  • Strength in Weakness

     I came across this little quote by Steven Lawson,  ‘No-one is too weak to be used by God, only too strong’  It is a great reminder of the great Christian truth which Paul espoused when the Lord said to him, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ 2 Corinthians […]

  • 10 Ways to love

      I saw these 10 points about loving, which came from a Coaching Network facebook page.  I thought they would provide us with food for thought. 1. Listen without interrupting – Proverbs 18:13 2. Speak without accusing – James 1:19 3. Give without sparing – Proverbs 21:26 4. Pray without ceasing – Colossians 1:9 5. […]

  • Sacrificial love

    This story about the great African Anglican – Festo Kivengare has much to teach us and will encourage us to think about real sacrificial love.  Nicky Gumble adds the final commentary at the end of the story. In February 1977, Bishop Festo Kivengere was part of a group of church leaders who delivered a letter […]

  • 20 One sentence Prayers continued(Brett Feris

    We continue this week with some more one Sentence prayers. I hope you find them helpful. 11. Lord help me not find my significance from social media today. Twitter, Facebook, Google+: All are great until we look to them as our significance meter. 12. Lord help me run to your Word for guidance instead of […]

  • 20 One sentence, ‘Lord help me prayers’

    I found these short one sentence prayers written by Brett Faris, based on the woman who came to Jesus and simply started by saying – Lord help me.   I have recorded 10 of them in today’s piece and I will use the next 10 next week.  Which one/s are ones you can use during […]

  • Filled with the Spirit

    Scott Wilson, a Pastor of Oak Fellowship in Texas, makes the following points of what it means to have the Spirit transform our lives. He argues that the following qualities mark the genuinely Spirit – filled life:                      1. The Spirit will make you passionate about […]