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February 2017

The gift of discernment is a much sought after and valued gift. It can be defined as, “The sound judgment which makes possible the distinguishing of good from evil, and the recognition of God’s right ways for His people.” Discernment is given by God through His Holy Spirit to enable …

January 2017

Dear Friends, This time of year gives us a time to reflect on the happenings of last year and focus on our hopes for this coming year. A lot has happened in 2016. For the church in Marple it has been a time of change and transition. It is pertinent …

December 2016

Have you ever wondered what type of world Jesus was born into? If we are not careful, the cosy nativity play portrayals of the birth of Jesus can give us a romanticised story-book impression. A mother and baby surrounded by admiring visitors in a cosy stable do not really portray …

November 2016

In Japan the changing of the seasons marked by the glorious Autumn colours are a special event. The viewing of these colours …

October 2016

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves …

September 2016

Hello! I’m Phil. It’s a pleasure to be able to formally introduce myself to you, although I am grateful to have already …

August 2016

The good thing about reading the Bible in one year is that you read parts of the bible which are less popular …