Pastor's Desk

The Just Judge
I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness; I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High. (Ps 7:17, NIV) YouTube is a fascinating platform because it exposes you to so many weird and wonderful things around the world. For example, I now know how to divert a tiger shark if it is coming towards me; you simply push its nose in another direction, simple as. Read more

“Le Petit Caporal”
I give them eternal life, and they will never perish… (John 10:28, NRSVue) There is a bit of a buzz going around in the movie world right now about Ridley Scott’s new epic “Napoleon”, which will be released later this year in November 2023. Now the buzz about the film isn’t just because it took years to make or that the casting looks phenomenal or that the film score already sounds beautiful, but because Mr Scott is attempting to tell a historically accurate story of one of the world’s most powerful men in cinematic form in just 3 hours. Read more

Trust Against All the Odds
Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” (Mark 5:36, NIV) Faith is an incredible thing because it is something with real substance in this world but completely unseen at the same time. In fact that is pretty much how the preacher to the Hebrews puts it, saying “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Heb 12:1, KJV). Read more

Spontaneous Baptism
As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptised?” And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptised him. (Acts 8:36-38, NIV) You might have noticed this morning that there is going to be a baptism in our midst. Read more