Monthly Archives: June 2004

Ooh! aah!

Hmmm, still walking with a twinge of pain in my ankle since yesterday’s game of football – which was a good run around, ending in a pleasing final result, albeit with a one or two unexpected goals!

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a.m.: Matthew 5:27-32 p.m.: Ephesians 4:1-16

This morning’s sermon was a look at the next of Jesus’ topics in the sermon on the mount. The manner of Jesus’ sermon was certainly ear-catching – In reference to adultery, “If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge … Continue reading

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Love is all you need…

Just viewed an interesting video clip by the BBC covering an American organisation called The Silver Ring Thing who are over here to promote their cause – that intimate sexual activity should only occur within marriage, as taught by orthodox … Continue reading

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Original Sin

Q: Did all mankind fall in Adam’s first transgression? A: The covenant being made with Adam, not only for himself, but for his posterity; all mankind, descending from him by ordinary generation, sinned in him, and fell with him, in … Continue reading

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As torrents in summer…

Beat Robin 2-1 at snooker. Still playing rather scrappily.

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Ingerlund, Ingerlund, Ingerlund…

Well, spent the evening watching the England-Croatia football match with some friends, in the garden, with a barbeque, under the sun of the first official day of summer. Strangely enough, come the first England goal, we were all rushing into … Continue reading

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a.m.: John 14:12-21 p.m.: Ephesians 4,5

In John 14:12-21, Jesus tells those who have put their trust in him that they’ll be able to great things, not because of any power of their own, but by the power of the Spirit working in them. These great … Continue reading

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Singin’ in the Rain

Another day of golf! I’d forgotten my brother had arranged for us to play golf in Stockwood Park, so I had golf two days in a row. Fortunately, my standard of play was on a par with yesterday, with a … Continue reading

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Fore!

A slightly different way to spend the day with my work colleagues – the company golf day. Whilst I am not particularly good at golf (I won the award for “Most golf played” last year), today was very enjoyable, with … Continue reading

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Psalm 42-43

Looked at Psalms 42 and 43 in the bible study this evening. There’s so much in these two psalms, God is living, loving, sovereign….but these verses are repeated through the two psalms: Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why … Continue reading

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Shoot, shoot!

Well, seeing as my piano playing is taking a break over the summer months, I thought I’d join in with some of my work colleagues in their regular five-a-side football game. The previous summer I did this – or was … Continue reading

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a.m.: Romans 5:1-12 p.m.: Ephesians 3:20-21

This morning’s sermon was titled “God: Does he really care?” focussing on Romans 5:8. Despite the suffering endured by many in this life, God does care. We know because God the Son gave himself for us, becoming a man, to … Continue reading

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My heart wants to sing every song it hears

Well, the Harlington Singers had their summer concert this evening, with me accompanying them on the piano. The line up, changed slightly, for reasons to be explained later, was: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Linden Lea Contantius Festa, Down in a Flowery … Continue reading

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Representation of the People Acts

Well, did my bit to appoint a Member of the European Parliament, a Mayor for London and a couple of representatives for the London Assembly. Quite a few crosses to mark out. Rather a sobering thought to think that, unlike … Continue reading

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love your enemies…

Beat Robin 2-1 at snooker. Very scrappy set of frames though. No real conclusion can be drawn from the outcome. I must admit to being slightly bemused at a report submitted by “Muslim educationalists” to government ministers as reported by … Continue reading

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