Blog Archives

7 August 2020 – Sunday services update: Parables series from Matthew’s Gospel

Sunday @ BBP 12 July  –  The Parable of the Sower – Church family updates, testimonies and the Parable of the Sower with Sean Cloete preaching.

 

Sunday @ BBP 19 July – The leaven – One of Jesus’ very short parables – the parable of the yeast in Matthew 13. Rodney Ramsay shares how the Holy Spirit has inspired people through the ages. In Mat 13:33 we read: ‘He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.”‘ Just as the leaven expands , so too “… the Kingdom of heaven (and those who represent and proclaim it) has a dramatic effect on human society.” (The Gospel of Matthew, R T France, 2007). Rodney gives great examples in history of Christians who have impacted the world.

 

Sunday @ BBP 26 July – Kingdom Parables – Sunday’s prayers, family news, readings and message about the kingdom parables in Matthew 13. Seeds, plants, birds, wheat and weeds, and being witnesses where we are in the world. Is the Kingdom the focus of your life? Your treasure? Your all?

 

Sunday @ BBP 2 August 2020 – because they count we connect with them through the week. God with us. There are many reasons why people become disconnected from the local church. Some have been wounded along the way. Others are still trying to figure out things about God. We are to be with them in their life situation because that is our mission field. Listening and loving and being available to help them in the right direction. A look at aspects of Incarnational Mission.

 

21 July 2020 – The lockdown series from day 31 to the present – Covid-19 conversations through the months

The lock down series from day 30 to the present –  a series of short talks posted on YouTube during the  COVID-19 Pandemic.

Day 1 of L3 lockdown – new opportunities and creativity – don’t wait a month of Sundays – just do it

 

Day 2 of L3 lock down – be still and know – becoming more contemplative and restful and non-anxious

 

Day 3 of L3 lock down watch what is getting in your home that is traumatising you and you families

 

Day 4 of L3 lock down – Mayday and a new month with new opportunities to try new things courageously

 

Day 5 of L3 lock down – 2 May – traumatic things in our lives and ways to move forward to wholeness

 

Day 8 of L3 lock down or day 42 cultivating inner life and the possibility of a new begnning ahead

 

Day 9 of L3 lock down or day 43 – cultivating the inner life in the journey from lament to joy

 

Day 11 of L3 lock down – even parrots get depressed so it’s no surprise we do too

 

Day 12 of L3 lock down – VE day 8 May 2020 – reflections on faith and fear.in this stormy time.

 

 

Two sleeps before L2 lock down and some thoughts on the hope of nations that does not disappoint.

 

Day 2 of L2 lock down – don’t take people and loved ones for granted as we won’t be around forever

 

Day 5 of L2 lock down – how we make sense of the purpose of it all at this time

 

Day 7 of L2 lock down – the peace and presence of God in the face of struggles beyond our control.

 

Day 9 of L2 lock down – Ascension Day Reflections – access to the Father through the Son.

 

Day 15 of L2 lock down – Persistence in Prayer and not giving up

 

Two days before Sunday 1 of L2 – reflections on life and church.

 

MORNING REFLECTION – SEVEN THINGS ABOUT THE SPIRIT AT PENTECOST

 

 

Friday Reflection – From Pentecost to Trinity

 

Day 1 of L1 lock down – thoughts on dying, living, and entrusting our lives to the Lord each day

 

Day 5 of L1 lock down – thinking about where we have been and being thankful for our new freedoms.

 

Day 8 of L1 lock down thankful always while living in the power of his peace.

 

24 June 2020 Morning Reflection – our present sufferings and the glory that will be revealed in us.

 

Day 30 of Level 1 lockdown – Dealing with fear and anxiety in this changing and challenging world

 

Morning Reflections – hitching a ride and lessons from the yellow-billed ox pecker and the buffalo.

 

 

Morning reflection – learning from a herd of elephants on the move towards a key destination

 

 

Morning reflection – The faithfulness of God who does not change like shifting shadows steadies us