In Conversation with Jesus

Jesus says ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20 v 35 Ask Jesus to help you to give Him thanks for all the blessings you receive from him. Counting your blessings and talking to Jesus about them changes your perspective and helps you to feel so much better about your life.Psalm 100 v 4 ‘Enter His gates with a song of thanksgiving.’ Discover more ‘Conversations with Jesus’ by clicking here or visiting our blog Read more…

In Conversation with Jesus

During His earthly ministry, Jesus lived a life of thanksgiving. He gave thanks to God for many things at many different times. For example, He gave thanks to God when He broke the loaves and fishes and fed 4,000 people (Matthew 15:36). And He gave thanks to God when He had the last supper with His disciples, knowing suffering and death were close (Mark 14:22-23). Thanksgiving should be a regular part of our lives. Just Read more…

Bishops’ letter – “Clothe yourselves with love”

In the midst of continuing debate within the Church of England about human sexuality +Steven, +Andrew, +Alan and +Colin have written a joint letter to all clergy and licensed lay ministers in the diocese setting out their expectations of inclusion and respect towards LGBTI+ people. The four bishops are encouraging parishioners across the diocese to read the letter too. Is there anything else you could be doing in your own setting? “Above all, clothe yourselves Read more…

In Conversation with Jesus

Jesus describes a shepherd and his sheep in John 10 v 1 – 5. He says ‘the sheep follow the shepherd because they know His voice.’ Conversation with someone you love and whose voice is dear and familiar to you is life enhancing and a great joy. Reading your bible and prayer are a good way to ensure Jesus’ voice becomes well known to you.  Jesus says in John 10 v 14 ‘I am the good shepherd, Read more…

War – or peace?

Observant consumers of the Grove Community News may have noticed the absence of the usual Thoughtslot this month. I missed the deadline! This is more or less what I wrote: “Jesus said, ‘Blessed are the peace makers,’ he might have added, ‘Blessed are the peace inheritors’.” Which, of course, is what we are. This month we celebrate the centenary of the cease-fire which ended the First “World War”, at 11am on 11th November 1918. At Read more…

In Conversation with Jesus

Jesus says “I am with you always“ Matthew 28 v 20 That means Jesus is with you when your conversation is hurried or about your worries, and when you are happy and thankful. He is with you when you have time for a long conversation with Him and when you are in a rush.  It means He is worth you when you are in Conversation with others.  Discover more ‘Conversations with Jesus’ by clicking here or visiting Read more…