The turning of the New Year often brings a heap of new hopes, dreams and expectations. Often however these prove to be unfulfilled and burdensome. Jesus however says that His Yoke is easy and His burden is light.
There are plenty of lessons to learn from the returning exiles who rebuilt the temple and the walls of Jerusalem amidst fierce opposition. As we emerge from the pandemic how do we too build back and engage with God in a process of spiritual restoration and renewal?
What does it look like to finish well? Both Jacob and Joseph are great examples of men of faith who finished well as they passed on to the next generation…
What do you do when you need some time out? Check out some reflections on what it means to be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer…
Life of Joseph Blog 3/3: Here we see how Joseph finished well by bringing his family back together, leading with integrity and passing on to the next generation.
For 22 years we have served in Student ministry in Southampton. The ministry has looked quite different at different times but through it all we have had to walk by faith and not by sight.
In our ever-changing COVID19 world, how encouraging it is to remember that God is always true to His character, trustworthy and will not forsake us
The global crisis has led to the cancellation of many great things. We must trust that God is Sovereign, God knows what He is doing and that He is working that out through the lens of His great love for us.
In the midst of difficult times Micah is a great example of someone who find encouragement in looking to His God. He encourages us to watch in hope and wait expectantly on God. Micah still speaks powerfully to us today.
While hope is rooted in our expectation of the future there is also an everyday reality that impacts upon us in the here and now. Otherwise whilst we might cling with everything we have to our hope for eternity, we might at the same time feel somewhat hopeless here in the present. If Hope is primarily based upon the promises of God we must recognise that God’s promises are grounded both in the present and the future. God wants us to…