The news in the last few days has been full of news of an upsurge in covid-19 cases. This isn’t just “somewhere else”, the local media yesterday was reporting on a sizeable outbreak among employees at the Sidoli’s factory in Welshpool. The English government has introduced new country-wide restrictions. We wait to see what, if anything, the Welsh government will do.[Read more…]
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” 2 Corinthians 8v9
One of the very striking things about reading the New Testament letters is the way that the apostles appeal to the example of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In the passage quoted above, Paul is dealing with the subject of giving generously to support the poor. But he doesn’t just appeal to some general principle – that Christians should be kind to the poor – he appeals to the example of our Lord Jesus Christ.[Read more…]
“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4v2
Whatever things Covid-19 has prevented us from doing, it has not stopped us from praying. God is not “socially distanced” from us![Read more…]
We are coming to end of this particular phase of coronavirus – some of us met together for the first time last night for a midweek meeting, and more of us will be able to meet together on Sunday for our first Sunday services since the middle of March.
It is a time when we can “take stock” and consider how lockdown has gone for us spiritually.[Read more…]
We will be holding meetings again in the building in the coming days! How will we feel as we do so? What should we be focussing on as we meet?[Read more…]
When we think of Christ in heaven we often think of Him as victorious, powerful, unapproachable and He cannot truly relate how we feel or understand our suffering. However even though Jesus is in heaven, His heart is still totally for believers. The heart of Christ in heaven is still 100% totally for His people on earth.[Read more…]
Have you ever thought that as a Christian you are saved by grace, we are to grow in holiness (Christlikeness). Yet we are extremely aware of our imperfections. Sin seems to remain deeply rooted in us. In ourselves we are always dirty, it’s like we have filthy clothes on before the King of Kings. This seems to be a problem.[Read more…]
1You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary
and beheld your power and your glory.
3 Because your love is better than life,
my lips will glorify you.
4 I will praise you as long as I live,
and in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 I will be satisfied as with the richest of foods;
with singing lips my mouth will praise you.
David expresses a deep desire for God. In Philippians 3 Paul expresses a similar desire to know Jesus.
In v5 of Psalm 63, David says that, if he can “have God” then he will be satisfied as if he has the richest of foods. That is to say that God can truly satisfy him.[Read more…]
Spurgeon served as pastor in the Metropolitan Tabernacle for around thirty years. In his first sermon there he said “I would propose that the subject of the ministry of this house, as long as this platform shall stand, and as long as this house shall be frequented by worshippers, shall be the person of Jesus Christ.” And that was the case for thirty years of ministry. These are his last ever words from the pulpit dated June 1891, before he died aged 57.[Read more…]
“For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it.” Matthew 16v25.[Read more…]