Category Archives: Vicar’s Comment

“Life in all its fullness” – Vicar’s comment

Our memory verses for the summer are taken from Psalm 139. In the opening verse of that Psalm David says ‘O LORD, you have searched me and you know me’ (NIV), before going into further detail about how God knows … Continue reading

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Thy Kingdom Come – Vicar’s Comment

The beginning of June is when most of the Thy Kingdom Come prayer initiative falls this year. As Christians we all know prayer is a good thing, we all know it’s something we should be doing, and yet I think … Continue reading

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Celebrate the ‘old story’ – Comment by Chris Collins

There’s an old hymn that begins ‘Tell me the old, old story, Of unseen things above, Of Jesus and His glory, Of Jesus and His love’. At Eastertime the ‘old, old story’ is re-told at churches around the world, as … Continue reading

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Vicar’s Comment – What’s your debt to God?

Our Lent devotional groups are based on the parables of Jesus, with a focus on parables which are perhaps lesser known or less readily recalled by Christians. One of these was the so-called parable of the unmerciful servant in Matthew … Continue reading

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Run with discipleship – Vicar’s comment Feb 2019

At a recent meeting with the bishop of Leicester Martyn Snow, church representatives were encouraged to think about ‘discipleship’. It’s a word we don’t use much in normal life, if ever, but it’s a regular go-to word in the gospels … Continue reading

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O come, O come Emmanuel – VIcar’s comment

‘O come O come Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel, that mourns in lonely¬†exile here, until the Son of God appear’. This is my favourite carol (although I know some might want to say it’s technically an Advent hymn not a … Continue reading

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Light of the World – Comment by Chris Collins

As I write this, Halloween is approaching, once again the themes of light and darkness will be coming to the fore in many churches. St C’s is no different, with both ‘Angels and Heroes’ and ‘Craft Cafe’ being themed upon … Continue reading

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…starting new things might feel difficult… ~ Comment by Chris Collins

Depending on your personality, starting new things might feel difficult. Perhaps we’re a control freak and we want to know exactly how things are going to pan out. Perhaps we’re naturally more laid back and just want to see where … Continue reading

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…we have an extraordinary God. – comment by Chris Collins

Do you ever think about how you’d manage as a Christian in another setting? Maybe you’ve heard stories of Christians in other parts of the world who’ve experienced real suffering. Recently at New Wine I heard the story of a … Continue reading

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Don’t turn yourself off from the Lord this summer – comment by Chris Collins

The summer generally gives us something different. This might come via going somewhere for a holiday, but even just the opportunity to sit out on a patio or in a front garden gives us a change. Summer is the time … Continue reading

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