Thoughts & Testimonials 

If you would like to share an inspirational story, testimonial or thought. Please do get in touch with our diaconate who will be happy to add to our page. We will be happy to keep you anonymous if you prefer. 
Church online: 
Read the article written by Rob Beamish, also published and shared by the Baptist Union
where we reflect on church online
Reflection:
  • What do people need from your church right now?
  • What is the good news of the gospel in a time of global pandemic? 
Read the full article HERE

Book Recommendation:
Dangerous Prayers: Because Following Jesus Was Never Meant to Be Safe
Synopsis:
Prayer moves the heart of God. He wants more for us than a tepid faith and half-hearted routines at the dinner table. He's called you to a life of courage, not comfort. This book will show you how to pray the prayers that search your soul, break your habits, and send you to pursue the calling God has for you. But be warned: if you're fine with settling for what's easy, or you're OK with staying on the sidelines, this book isn't for you. You'll be challenged. You'll be tested. You'll be moved to take a long, hard look at your heart. But you'll be inspired, too. You'll be inspired to pray boldly. To pray powerfully. To pray with fire. You'll see how you can trade ineffective prayers and lukewarm faith for raw, daring prayers that will push you to new levels of passion and fulfillment. You'll discover the secret to overcome fears of loss, rejection, failure, and the unknown and welcome the blessings God has for you on the other side. You'll gain the courage it takes to pray dangerous prayers

- Craig Groeschel. Read more HERE

If you would like to borrow a copy of this book, please let us know. 
Scripture
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. —Colossians 3:16
Thoughts
Christians are to rejoice. To do that, you need only to think of the great things God has done for you. Then we are told not to be anxious, but in our prayers to make our requests known to God. In your biggest problems you have One to whom you can go; and before Him you can pour out your heart with the assurance that He will not leave you without an answer to that great problem. Then we are to fill our minds with those things that are good. They are mentioned in the Scriptures as being things that are true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, of good report, and of virtue. It is upon these things that we are to think. Live positively, not negatively. Once you learn that secret, God will have given you the victory.

- Billy Graham, Daily devotion. Read more HERE