Category: beginings

Special services

What do you find wonderful and exciting about Christmas? – The decorations – the party atmosphere – the rich food – the holidays off work – being with your family and friends? – over-indulging in a little wine or spirits? – If you ask many families what they think makes their Christmas enjoyable and exciting…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Money

Money – most of us think it’s the key to everything Success – happiness – a stress free life – But if we’re not careful – it can also open the door to ruin – deception – corruption – greed –

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Assurance

Help! – we all need it – We all need support – someone to hold on to When our confidence fails – when we feel ourselves slipping – We need to be sure – sure that we are doing the right thing – sure that God is on our side – Sure that our sins…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Authority

Who’s in charge? – Who’s the boss in our lives? – Is it the wife? – the kids? – the bank manager? – our work? – What about in church – who’s in charge here? – Is it Keith – does everything he says goes? – or the churchwardens – as representatives of the Bishop?…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Belief

Do we really believe there is life after death? – or do we think its something someone has invented to help us feel comfortable in our old age? Do you believe it ? – Do you Adam and Eve it?

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Buildings

Buildings are important to us – we eat in them – sleep in them – work in them – worship in them – they are a sign of our prosperity – our culture and our security – They are built well – stand firm and last – it’s the same with our church

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Choices

Life is about choices ! – We all have choices to make – where we live – who we share our lives with – what we eat – how we spend our time – which political party we vote for – Decisions, Decisions, Decisions – Life is full of them – we all have decisions…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Commitment

Congratulations – I’m delighted to tell you – you’ve won a free holiday in our prize draw competition – isn’t that wonderful! We’ve all had them haven’t we – salesmen ringing us up – trying to convince us that we are getting something for nothing – if we’ll only join their scheme or buy their…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

Communication

Who would we choose to have a one to one with? Our families? Our friends? – A relative who lives away? Perhaps we would like to talk with someone famous? Our favourite footballer or pop star? It’s good to talk – so the phone companies tell us – we have our mobile phones – our…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off