Our Values - Confident Witness
on February 20th, 2019
This week we look at the value 'Confident Witness'. We believe the gospel is both words and works. Presence and Proclamation. In an increasingly secular society we desire to confidently make a noise about who Jesus is and what he's done for us. John Harding spoke to Paul Brown to find out about his work with The Message Trust. Tell us a little bit about yourself and the work you do with the Messag...
Happy Mondays - Helenor
on February 12th, 2019
I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy. - Psalm 140 v 12 My name is a Helenor. I am married with 3 senior school aged children. I qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and have worked for Liverpool City Council for the last 12 years. I work in child protection - presenting cases at the family court and being involved in the decision making of whether a chi...
Normal Christianity is Supernatural (Part 2) - Chris Kent
on February 6th, 2019
God has a vision and mission to fulfil. His mission is to see His Kingdom come to earth and to overthrow every evil work that is against His Kingdom.‘Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’ - Matthew 6:10‘For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.’ - 1 John 3:8bGod’s mission is that ‘none will perish’. Jesus came to seek...
Normal Christianity is Supernatural (Part 1) - Chris Kent
on January 30th, 2019
I remember the moment well when it began to dawn on me that there was more to Christianity than attending a church. I had been radically saved by Jesus at 15, shortly before this I was messing around with drugs, arrested for burglary and expelled from school.Initially my response to follow Jesus was an emotional reaction to His overwhelming, unconditional love. Then I had a hunger to understand wh...
The Joy of the Lord is your Strength (Part 2) - Anna Evans
on January 16th, 2019
In John 14 verse 12 Jesus says “I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.”In part 1 of this blog, we looked at how responsibilities can become a burden and wear us down if we hold on to them too tightly. It is important for our own health and well being to hold things lightly. In stewarding ...
The Joy of the Lord is your Strength - Anna Evans
on January 4th, 2019
In JRR Tolkien’s well known story of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, Bilbo Baggins is guardian to “the ring”. This ring of power comes under his possession in order for him to steward it and pass it on at the right time. He is never supposed to own the ring. That is, the ring was never supposed to become part of his identity. But the longer he had hold of it, the more he started to own it. And t...
Happy Hope Filled New Year
on January 1st, 2019
Hope is defiant. Hope looks negativeemotionsand circumstancesin the eyeand stands tall.Hope will not becowedor bowed down. Hope will not beoppressed orsuppressed.Hope will risethough all else cry despair. Hope will hopeagainst hopeand break throughto seize theimpossible.Hope stands on certaintyand builds for eternity. Hope silences the cynicand causes the sorrowful to sing.Hope heals the pastand r...
Emmanuel - God with us in everything
on December 21st, 2018
by Kerry ConnollyYou may be surprised to know that this deeply unflattering photograph is of me looking after my mental health! It was taken on a cold and wet day in November at Easedale Tarn in the Lake District.Steve might argue that it’s evidence that I have abandoned my mental health all together; but I simply love to swim in wild, freshwater locations (salty sea, not so much, though I’ll take...