You may be familiar with the book “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. The concepts in the book have been a great help to many couples. The basic idea is that each of us has one or maybe two primary ways of expressing love—but if the person we’re expressing love to has a different… Read More Saying I love you
Majesty Written By Paul Zilmer “O YHWH, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” Thus begins, and ends, Psalm 8 — one of the loveliest passages in scripture. This psalm conveys the awe we all feel when we stop and pay attention to the power and the grace of the Almighty… Read More Today’s thought “Majesty” (January 03)
In Mark 14 we read a moving account of events in the Garden of Gethsemane. That evening the disciples had been together in the upper room where the last supper took place. As the bread and the cup were passed around (verses 22-25) the disciples could not appreciate what it was all about. Imagine the… Read More Today’s Thought (August 19): “Watch and pray”
Before Jesus made his deliberate choice of twelve men he spent the night with his Father. All the great events in his life find him or leave him in prayer. It is the natural expression of the dedication of one whose meat and drink was to do the will of Him who sent him, whose… Read More Today’s Thought (August 08): The importance of prayer
Sister Donya Izadi has received her Visa in June, after 26 months of patient waiting, she now has to wait for her ID card before looking for accommodation and employment. The worry of many others who are waiting for Interviews, Visa and ID cards is difficult to cope with and our thoughts and prayer… Read More Many who are waiting for Interviews, Visa and ID cards
If there is one thing people like to talk about in England and Belgium, it’s the weather! As we approach the Summer Holidays there are those who want sunny days for their holiday, and farmers who want rain for their crops. There are those who dislike the heat and long for cooler days, and those… Read More Talking about the weather
We know that some of our brothers and sisters live in areas that are at elevated risk for bombardment and invasion. We know that refugees are particularly vulnerable, with uncertain circumstances and conditions. We know that the primary method for brothers and sisters in Ukraine, as well as Russia, to fellowship is through the internet.… Read More Ukraine – What we know & What can we do
Run the Race When I was at school, the month of May meant only one thing…..Practising for Sports day. Today, children are encouraged to just take part, and they are all winners. Helping others along the way to finish together.When I was at school, it was all about the winning! Who could run fastest.Who could… Read More The Month of May and Running the race
Farsi lyrics for My Lighthouse in Pinglish! Have a go at singing along with our first hymn from Sunday morning and see if you can keep up. Order: V1, V2, Chorus, V3, Chorus, Bridge, Chorus Farsi version V1 در چالش هایم و در تردیدها در شکست هایم هستی پابرجا مهر خدایم هدایتگر است… Read More My Lighthouse (Farsi)
We pray to the great Spiritual Power in which We pray, above all, for peace throughout the world. Thank you for the seasons, where we can see the wonders of your hands.Thank you for the opportunities you give us, to bring order to our lives. Help us to remember that there is… Read More We thank you God for the seasons
“For many years the brotherhood has watched for the time of the end and the return of the Lord Jesus, expecting movement from the north on countries further south and eventually into the Promised Land. Whilst we hope that the current events in Ukraine may be part of that fulfillment, we should not forget that… Read More Worldwide Call to Prayer for Brethren in Ukraine and Russia
We pray to the great Spiritual Power in which we trust. We pray, above all, for peace throughout the world. Peace, its so easy to say, but not so easy to find Lord.Wherever I look there is conflict and suffering, people wounded and dying, injured by the violence of inequality and neglect,… Read More Prayer for March 2022: We pray, above all, for peace throughout the world.
This week our thoughts have been dominated by the war in Ukraine – the apparent injustice of it and the mindless destruction of homes and civilisation. But above all the plight of the refugees fleeing their homes in fear has brought us to tears. A picture of Christians kneeling in the snow and praying for… Read More Welfare Report for March 2022
I would love to share the prayer I said in this morning’s service Prayer for 2022 March 06 Asking for Strength by the Russian-Ukrainian war Dear God We thank you that we could come together at this meeting in Newbury and be connected with people from many places around. Our thoughts… Read More Prayer for 2022 March 06: Asking for Strength by the Russian-Ukrainian war
We pray to the great Spiritual Power God of love, You are the God who takes the side of the oppressed. You are the God who is close to the broken-hearted. You are the God who raises high the humble. We pray for refugees around the world. May they be welcomed with… Read More Prayer for refugees around the world
Let’s thank God for new beginnings and pray for renewed confidence that He is with us, wherever we go.
Thank you, Lord, for your saving grace, your loving mercy and your everlasting peace. May we be given strength to accept in faith and love this coming week and throughout the forthcoming year.
Today’s thought “Struggling on your behalf in his prayers” (November 15) The wonder and reality of effective prayer confronts us in today’s readings. Paul tells the Colossians to “continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving … pray also for us” (4:2,3). Paul is imprisoned, he asks them to “remember my chains” (verse… Read More Today’s thought “Struggling on your behalf in his prayers” (November 15)
From today’s reading: “4 I thank my God always concerning you, for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus; 5 that in everything ye were enriched in him, in all utterance and all knowledge;” (1Co 1:4-5 ASV) Like the apostle Paul who often thought of his brethren and sisters in the… Read More These days of August thinking of our brothers and sisters in Afghanistan
Today’s thought “When Jesus saw their faith” (August 07) In Mark’s Gospel today we have the familiar and much loved account of the paralysed man who was carried by his four friends on a bed to Jesus and “when they could not get near him because of the crowd” they carried him up and “removed… Read More Today’s thought “When Jesus saw their faith” (August 07)