Verses on the outbreak of war

These are verses suggested by those at the evening meeting on 24 February 2022: Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the … More Verses on the outbreak of war

Legacy from Daniel

We thank Angus Nichol for a most interesting talk. Matthew 2:2 “Magi from the east came to Jerusalem”. Did they know the Scriptures because they came from Babylon where Daniel had been put in charge of all its wise men? (Daniel 2:48). They asked “Where is the one who has been born king of the … More Legacy from Daniel

God – our refuge

The Cities of Refuge were provided so if anyone killed another inadvertently they could flee to the city and be safe until their trial. This is explained in Joshua 20 and Numbers 35. The city names explain the different benefits of the refuge we have in Christ: Kadesh (Holy) Shechem (Shoulder) Hebron (Fellowship) Bezer (Fortification) … More God – our refuge

Water from Bethlehem

David remembered the water from Bethlehem and when he longed for it his men risked their lives to get it. The account of this in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11 may have a deep significance. The water from Bethlehem is indeed very good to drink and the springs surrounding Bethlehem were diverted in … More Water from Bethlehem

Wish for COP 26

“He turns a desert into a pool, dry land into springs. He causes the hungry to settle there and they establish a city where they can live. They sow fields and plant vineyards that yield a fruitful harvest. He blesses them, and they multiply greatly; he does not let their livestock decrease.” Psalm 107:35-38 It … More Wish for COP 26

Moses and Paul

Interesting talks from John lead to this comparison. Moses Paul Educated in the palace Educated at the feet of Gamaliel Equipped to address Egypt Equipped to address Jews Murder of the Egyptian Approved murder of Stephen Burning bush Light from heaven Escape from Egypt and time in Midian Escape from Damascus and time in desert … More Moses and Paul

Words have power

Talk by Chris Sayers on Sunday 24 January 2021 I have been reflecting recently on the power of words. Words are important. Something that has been reinforced this year. We have been reminded that words have power – they have the power to inspire, they have the power to incite. They have no physical substance … More Words have power