How to pray for our nation (Part 1)

  Dear Minster and friends, “I urge them first of all, petitions, prayers, intercessions be made for all people ..for all those in authority, that we may live peaceful & quiet lives in all godliness & holiness” 1 Tim 2.1-2 This week, in a time of turbulence, we have witnessed the unusual and peaceful handover […]

You Are Loved

  Dear Minster and friends, “The moment you began praying, a command was given. And now I am here to tell you what it was, for you are very precious to God.” ‭‭Daniel‬ ‭9:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Do we realise that we are ‘precious to God’? When Daniel prayed, an angel was sent to give him answers but […]

Falling on your face

Dear Minster and friends, It’s a bizarre expression. Falling on your face. Usually we use it to describe that moment when we spectacularly mess things up – ‘she fell flat on her face’. It is usually used figuratively, metaphorically. Occasionally we might use it to describe a moment that actually happened, and it isn’t that […]

Daniel: Being a stand up person in a bow down world (week 10)

Daniel: who’s who in the zoo? Daniel 7:1-28 Daniel 7 commences now the vision portions of the book of Daniel.  From a chronological perspective this vision ought to be placed before Daniel 5 as it occurs 10 years prior to Belshazzar’s fateful feast. But Daniel chooses to organise his book with these particular visions together because […]

Sweeter than Honey

  Dear Minster and friends, At this time of year, with the butterflies and bees working away at full steam, the sun out, and the hay ripening in the fields, perhaps there is no better season to take some refreshment. Twice a year a group of leaders within our congregation gather to encourage and equip […]