Minute from a Minister


04
Jun 2017

73 years and 2 days ago the Allies launched the largest ever sea invasion (D-Day). But 4 years before invading the British went backwards at Dunkirk. Sometimes you have to ‘retreat’ before you can go forward; you have to take time away to prepare to advance.   The TGS women will soon have their Retreat. It’s good for them to take some time away to help them then keep going and go forward in their walks with Jesus. So, please pray that it’s a very helpful time for them and ultimately for......

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28
May 2017

Last week, we (my wife Sue actually) had the delight of looking after our two granddaughters for the day. And when it came to mum, picking up her two girls at the end of the day, one of them decided to have a bit of a dummy spit – we all know what that is, as we’ve all seen it and we all have done itJ! And try as we might, nothing could stop the dummy spit escalating. And so, it got to the point where, Sue basically said: ‘Where did that......

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21
May 2017

John 3:16 (“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”) is rightly such awell-known and loved verse. In some ways it summarises the whole of the Bible. But there may be more meaning in it than you have realised, because it says – “For”, not meaning ‘because’ but meaning ‘in this way’, ‘thus’, ‘like this’, ‘as follows’. So it could well be translated as “God loved the world in this way …”; And it......

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14
May 2017

At times in our life it can feel like there is just too much, too much happening, too much to handle and too much to feel and process. I have been feeling this for a month and a half now. And I say this not to get sympathy or to say that my life is so hard. It isn’t. I say this because in the chaos of life we tend to cut things out and re prioritise just to keep on top of everything, just to survive. For over a month now......

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