The journalist Clive James once wrote about a best-selling book from Canada called “Coping with Back Pain.” It did so well that the Americans printed their own edition. But the Americans called it “Conquering Back Pain” because the United states is a can-do nation that…

WISE MEN SEEK HIM STILL There weren’t three of them, and they weren’t Kings. Ancient traditions actually suggest there were twelve of them, twelve Magi, twelve Wise Men. We remember them because they travelled that very long and hazardous journey, just to find Jesus. Psalm…

Here is our short thought from Christmas morning. Luke 2 . 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a…

If you search the internet for Christmas Commandments you will find all kinds of wonderful lists online to help you get the most out of Christmas. “10 commandments for a calmer Christmas.” Don’t seek perfection. Love yourself. Don’t try to keep everybody happy. Ask for…

Mary’s song of praise – the Magnificat. If we were good Anglicans we would say those words together every week as part of our worship. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Saviour Jesus Christ, Mary’s song of praise helps us to understand…

16 So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic. The IVP Bible Background Commentary on the…

10 ways I can share my faith this Christmas Christmas is almost here again!!Cards, Presents, Decorations, Parties, even Carol Singing. And so many people missing the point completely! They’ve thrown out the baby!! So this year let’s make a real effort to reclaim Christmas for…

One of my favourite jokes of all time comes Disney’s Musical, “The Lion King.” It stars Simba the young lion born to be the Lion King and his friends Pumba the Warthog and Timon the Meercat. One day Simba was unhappy and grouchy and depressed.…

The informal title I have given to this series of sermons on Isaiah would be The Gospel in the Old Testament. Because the Prophecies of Isaiah are so significant in foretelling the coming of God’s Messiah and the Salvation he will bring. We haven’t begun…

In recent years the misleading idea has become popular that everybody will be saved. That is a false hope. Not only are there so many specific passages of the Bible which teach that some will be saved but others will be lost. There is also…