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Is the Lord’s Supper the Passover Meal?

Is the Lord’s Supper the Passover Meal?

Part 1 Communion and the Last Supper: How did Jesus introduce the concept of Communion? In John’s gospel the setting was an “evening meal” [1] In the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke it was at a Passover meal with his followers: “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” [2] […]

Gays can’t stay at B & B’s

Gays can’t stay at B & B’s

Has anyone been turned away recently from a Bed and Breakfast for being: greedy? or an angry person? or a Gay couple? Are these ‘things’ on the same level? Does God really see any one of these as being worse than the rest? My argument is this: If anybody wants to ban a Gay couple […]

What should the Gospel message be?

What should the Gospel message be?

Our task is to present the gospel message correctly. So here are some thoughts on this, bearing in mind first that salvation is the work of God. An example of God working salvation in someone’s life is in Acts 16:14 “The Lord opened her (Lydia’s) heart to respond to Paul’s message” In the Bible there […]

Trampled on by a Christian’s selfish ambitions

Trampled on by a Christian’s selfish ambitions

Christian mud slinging: My blog has been very quiet lately – why? The reason is that I have felt very battered and that God’s work in which we were involved in has been snuffed out. The thing that made it really hard to stomach was that it came from a local church leader who wanted […]

Is it time the clergy had a ‘uniform’ revamp – the Scouts did and it worked!

Is it time the clergy had a ‘uniform’ revamp – the Scouts did and it worked!

I have on a number of occasions heard people comment on the clergy vestments (including Bishops and Archbishops) – things like: “Whatever does he look like.” “Nice frock!” What has he got on his head?” “I can’t imagine Jesus wearing that!” Here’s some simple questions about the usage of clergy vestments: a) Is it good […]

Views on what makes a sin terrible or acceptable

Views on what makes a sin terrible or acceptable

Every congregation will have it’s own view on what sins are terrible and what isn’t so bad. Here’s an example: One day Paul and Gill (names changed) started to attend the church, and everyone was pleased to see two new faces in the congregation. Everything was going well, but then they said that they were […]

Problematic baptism

Problematic baptism

There are different ways of getting baptised and this subject has caused a lot of conflict between different Christian groups. This post looks at this dilemma. I had to learn a lesson many years ago involving water baptism and I want to pass this on to you. Here you can see me involved in a baptism […]