Posts from 2013

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Just think about this for a few moments

by Peter Burns

– think very carefully. ‘Light of the world You stepped down into darkness’. God himself, in human form, contracted into the space of a man, left the glory of heaven to humbly enter into the grime and muck and darkness of our world. ‘Opened my eyes, let me see beauty that made this heart adore […]

Go and make disciples of all nations. Mat 28:19.

by Peter Burns

This is a clear instruction of the risen Lord Jesus to his disciples, but is it something Christians of today take seriously? Of course we all know of some hardy and adventurous souls who pack their bags and venture overseas to serve The Lord, but are the rest of us to content to leave it […]

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good!

by Peter Burns

Even though, in this country at least, we can seemingly enjoy any food we want at any time of the year we wish, there is still something refreshing in the tradition of taking time to thank God for his goodness in providing ‘all good gifts around us’. There is something really important too in demonstrating […]

Become like a child

by Peter Burns

At the end of the school summer holiday we organise a Holiday Bible Club for primary aged children. As I write we are just coming to the end of a fun-packed week of activities, bible stories, puppet shows and singing. The children who came were terrific, the lessons they learned spoke of God’s love and […]

Assessing your worth

by Peter Burns

It’s that time of the year when anxiety levels rise in many households across the UK as the day of exam results draws near as many young people nervously await GCSE and A-level grades. As if this wasn’t enough a recent announcement suggested that at age 11 school children are soon to be graded, yet […]

What are you expecting?

by Peter Burns

What do you expect to happen in church? Many of us come to church looking forward to meeting up with friends, anxious to catch up on family news, keen to share opinions with like minded people. Some enjoy the opportunity to sing together and hope that we have some good songs which help us to […]

Give thanks

by Peter Burns

Although this is labelled as The Pastor Blog, I am indebted to a group of recent visitors for the theme of this piece. We recently welcomed a BMS Action Team back home from Delhi and one of the ways they challenged us as a church was to ask how readily we say thank you. When […]

Where does my help come from? Psalm 121

by Peter Burns

I’ve recently had a week’s break from Warwick and enjoyed the opportunity to relax and to minister in a very different place. During that time I delighted in great scenery and a fresh look at familiar verses from scripture. I was among the snowy mountains of the French Alps and those words from Psalm 121 […]

Bread of Heaven

by Peter Burns

At this time of year (Feb/March) my thoughts turn to rugby and the 6 nations championship. I am a great rugby fan for all sorts of reasons and one of the less well known ones is that I never fail to be moved by the sound of a stadium of 80,000 people singing. As I […]

Are you important enough?

by Peter Burns

Recently English Heritage have reported that their ‘Blue Plaque’ scheme, which commemorates landmarks associated with historical figures and events, is being suspended after a cut in government funding. We’ve got one of those Blue Plaques on our church building, (apparently a very important conference took place on the site of our building which led to […]