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Fear: ‘God Says He Will’.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love. I have fears. What if I fail? What if I lose someone close to me? What if I never get what I’m praying for? If I […]

Proverbs – The Sermon on the Mouth

“Gentle words are a tree of life; a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit” Proverbs 15: 4 It is indeed striking that the average person will spend one fifth of their entire life talking (for me more likely three fifths!) and that would be the equivalent of 15 years talking without a break. Communication is a […]

God Wisdom from ‘Proverbs’

How many of us have read 10 steps to… or 5 ways to… change overnight… or listen to… or see instant results in…? Today in a world where information seems so instant and facts are easy to find. Research is published for all to digest there seems little room for good “old fashioned” common sense […]

“Equipped”

2 Peter 3:17-18 But you, friends, are well-warned. Be on guard lest you lose your footing and get swept off your feet by these lawless and loose-talking teachers. Grow in grace and understanding of our Master and Savior, Jesus Christ. Glory to the Master, now and forever! Yes! Our second Vintage Value is ‘Equip’. We […]

“Connecting with God and others”

This week we looked at one of our values – Connecting. Here I wanted to share a few thoughts about connecting with God. I don’t know about you but I love to chat, I have more chops than a butchers!! My kids die of embarrassment when we go anywhere cause I will chat to anyone […]

Prayer

Prayer is often one of those spiritual disciplines that we sometimes feel is a chore or a job on a list we need to tick off each day. However prayer is not supposed to be a task, or another “thing” that we just have to do. Prayer is one of the key ways that we […]