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5 minutes | Jan 22, 2023
A spiral to God
Each church year, the liturgical seasons can draw us closer to God because we are changing each year and God is faithfully still serving us each year.
5 minutes | Jan 15, 2023
More than influence
Jesus doesn't simply influence life – he kills the sinful flesh and brings a new life (in him) into being – and that is far more radical than influencing.
4 minutes | Jan 8, 2023
The encounter is now
Christmas, The Epiphany, Easter, anything about Jesus can seem to be about him with Jesus himself 'far away' and in one sense irrelevant but the power of words and the work of the Holy Spirit mean that people are still meeting Jesus through...
5 minutes | Jan 1, 2023
With us in our time and place
The message of the Incarnation isn't about making Jesus like us but reminds us that God wants to us to be like him.
6 minutes | Dec 25, 2022
Why Christmas is celebrated is important to know because, at its heart, it is a celebration of God being with us today.
5 minutes | Dec 18, 2022
People build their religions from all sorts of sources. How different is it for people when God reveals himself in Jesus Christ!
5 minutes | Dec 11, 2022
The book of Revelation
When people read the book of Revelation they are looking for comfort and hope – and in Jesus you can always find it for he is with his people always!
5 minutes | Dec 4, 2022
No matter what is happening
What is happening to us is always important to us - and we never face it alone with Jesus.
5 minutes | Nov 27, 2022
The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth
Truth is important to us. The best truth is Jesus Christ.
6 minutes | Nov 20, 2022
Knowing the right forecast
Getting the forecasts right are very helpful for so much of living from the weather to the economy and more. How much more important is the right forecast that comes with living with Jesus Christ! Now that's life in all its fulness!
5 minutes | Nov 13, 2022
The power of words
Whether we hear them as they are spoken or read them from centuries past, words open the world and others to us – and that is no more so than with the Word of God.
5 minutes | Nov 6, 2022
While waiting at Heathrow ...
When imagining heaven and arrivals there, let's be firmly grounded in God's Word – and there isn't much detail, but it is enough!
5 minutes | Oct 29, 2022
Which way to turn?
Whichever way it is, hopefully we make the best decision we can each time. Knowing that Jesus is with us is good and supportive, but he is not the puppet master, or a heavenly sat-nav. Rather Jesus guides us through his Word. Which way we turn is up to...
6 minutes | Oct 22, 2022
What are the stories you tell yourself?
We all tell them and they shape our life but they do not necessarily define reality. For the Christian, defining reality and truth comes from God's Word which impacts the stories we tell ourselves.
5 minutes | Oct 1, 2022
Location, Location, Location
Whether it is the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong time, we live in specific places all the time – and Jesus is with his people wherever they are because he is united with them in Baptism – and so wherever we are, we are...
5 minutes | Sep 17, 2022
Testing the fuses
Will I test the new fuses in the house? If I remember and follow the electrician's instructions. Will I live as a person who is saved? That will depend upon whose words take hold of me even when my following them is all over the place.
5 minutes | Sep 10, 2022
On the announcement of the death of Her Majesty The Queen
Cross Encounters - #376
5 minutes | Sep 10, 2022
The full story
Learning the full story is important. When it comes to salvation, then the full story must include Jesus and his cross and empty tomb.
5 minutes | Sep 3, 2022
When things are unexpected
We live with the expected and the unexpected and Jesus helps us with both.
5 minutes | Aug 27, 2022
Reflections on the birth of a granddaughter.
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