Archive for Devotionals

The Great War At Home…

The Great War At Home…

November 5, 2015 1 Comment

The following is an extract from an ongoing work by Terri Childs into the history of The People’s Hall and it’s predecessor; the Bridgnorth Early Morning Adult School. It tells of two young men connected to the school from Bridgnorth who went to war and never returned. As 1914 marked the beginning of the First World […]

Wise Investment

Wise Investment

February 16, 2013 No Comments

We don’t like to talk about money in church too much. They just don’t seem to be a good fit. It’s a crude and low thing to speak about when there are such higher truths to be sought out and learnt. But as there are twice as many verses in the bible about money (about […]

To Much To Handle?

To Much To Handle?

November 10, 2012 2 Comments

“God won’t give you more than you can handle”. It’s a phrase I remember hearing a few times over the last fifteen months which have been without a doubt the hardest of our lives to date. I only realised recently that this phrase is no where to be found in scripture. Perhaps the closest it […]

Real Fellowship

Real Fellowship

May 26, 2012 1 Comment

What is Real Fellowship? A cup of tea in the church hall, a gossip in the porch after the morning service, hiking with the youth group, a church weekend away? What we often mean when we talk about having fellowship is actually a church social event and the fact that we’re be sociable with other […]

An Eternal Perspective

An Eternal Perspective

March 6, 2012 No Comments

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are […]

It’s Not Fair.

It’s Not Fair.

October 28, 2011 No Comments

Sometimes life is tough. Sometimes circumstances and occurrences are put in our path that cause the normal, everyday things of life to fade into the background or stop all together. We become crushed under the weight of emotion; anger, fear, worry, rage, stress and depression clog up the normal workings of body and mind to […]

The Gift of Grace

The Gift of Grace

September 20, 2011 No Comments

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:8-10 Grace demands the freely given gift. If we had […]

The Goal of Prayer

The Goal of Prayer

July 1, 2011 No Comments

NOT simply our own welfare.Although that is often part of our purpose, Jesus taught his disciples to pray “give us this day our daily bread”. If it’s true of our material needs it’s no less true of our spiritual needs. Prayer for ourselves is clearly an important part of Jesus teaching but why it is […]

Missing the Truth

Missing the Truth

May 20, 2011 No Comments

It’s common now to hear the call to keep religion private. Out of schools, out of work and out of public life altogether.Evangelism is frowned upon and we’re encouraged to a kind of private piety, to keep God in a little box, only to be opened at home and in church. In Mark 10:35-45 James […]