The Comfort And Joy Of Messianic Promise – David Watts
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The Comfort And Joy Of Messianic Promise – David Watts

When Jesus was born of Mary in Bethlehem this was the fulfilment of age-long divine promises at the “midpoint” between distinct eras (BC/AD). The Messiah (Hebrew: Anointed One or, in Greek: Christos) was to receive universal dominion as God’s supreme Servant-King. Many facets of Jesus’ life and ministry were foretold or foreshadowed in prophecy, including...

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What Does The Normal Christian Life Look Like? – Autumn 2020
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What Does The Normal Christian Life Look Like? – Autumn 2020

There’s a lot of uncertainty about what ‘the new normal’ will be like! But what should we expect ‘normal life’ to be like for the Christian? Thankfully there are some things we can be sure about because the Bible tells us! Sadly, Christians have sometimes given an over-cooked version of the Christian life (perfect joy,...

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Simon’s Scrawl – Summer 2020
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Simon’s Scrawl – Summer 2020

There’s been a lot of talk about the ‘new normal’ – what life will be like when we finally emerge from Covid 19. There’s no doubt many things will be ‘new’ – will we ever get back to shaking hands, or socialising as we did? No doubt many more people will be working from home...

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Simon’s Scrawl – Easter 2020
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Simon’s Scrawl – Easter 2020

As I write the pandemic is exploding. Schools are shutting. Many businesses are at risk. Things we took for granted are gone. Shelves in the shops are empty and we’re counting the number of loo rolls. Our health is under threat and for many the future is very uncertain and bleak. To be without hope...

View from the Pew – Hazel & Nigel Brookes
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View from the Pew – Hazel & Nigel Brookes

In View from the Pew, Marc Hollinshead chats to different people from the St John’s congregation to hear a little about them and their journey. Marc: So how did you both come to meet? Hazel: I originally come from a village east of Edinburgh and worked at Cambridge university. It was when we both worked...

Mission Update – Paul & Grace Robinson
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Mission Update – Paul & Grace Robinson

Paul & Grace Robinson our one of our mission partners. Paul heads up the Mission & Mobilisation department for OMF here in the UK. Grace has recently started as the intercultural worker at Platt church, Manchester. What a difference the risen Jesus makes! Picture the scene described in Revelation 7 of the great multitude of...

Simon’s Scrawl – January 2020
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Simon’s Scrawl – January 2020

We have sent space probes to the outer reaches of our solar system but that’s only a fraction of our galaxy, and our galaxy is one of millions. We really know very little about our universe. How then can we expect to know God who is infinitely greater? How can the finite know the infinite?...

New Mission Partners – Rob and Claire Law
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New Mission Partners – Rob and Claire Law

We are delighted to be supporting new Missions Partners, Rob and Claire Law who are being sent out by Crosslinks to Naples in September 2019. Rob and Claire first considered moving to Italy after hearing a talk which encouraged them to see afresh God’s power to save and the urgency of reaching Europe with the...

African Children’s Choir – In Concert
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African Children’s Choir – In Concert

We are thrilled to announce that we have the fantastic African Children’s Choir coming to St John’s to perform on Wednesday 5th December this year. We have tickets available to purchase now from this link, and it promises to be a fantastic evening. Here’s a preview of how fantastic the choir is: Find out more...

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