It's a Boy!

Is everyone doing well? Scripture has much to offer, if we listen and let God tell us
(Reading: Matthew2:13-23)
Simon Harris 27 Dec 2015
Gosh! He packs a punch! Jesus grew from a tiny baby into a man who packed a great punch
(Reading: Matthew2:1-12)
Simon Harris 25 Dec 2015
You named him what? The name Jesus was commonplace, but the Son of God made it remarkable Simon Harris 21 Dec 2015
It's a Boy Royalty and celebrities always come with a defensive entourage, but the baby Jesus is available to everyone. Simon Harris 20 Dec 2015

Walking with Lions

The powers behind the powers Alongside earthly struggles there is a spiritual battle, which Daniel fought with fasting and prayer
(Reading: Daniel 10:7-21)
Simon Harris 13 Dec 2015
Unshaken History rages, but our God reigns, and we are rescued!
(Reading: Daniel 7: 8-28)
Simon Harris and Sally Sago 06 Dec 2015
Etch A Sketch When Belshazzar ignored the lessons of his faher, the writing was on the wall
(Readings: Daniel 5: 1-5, Daniel 5: 13-31)
Simon Harris and Sarah Richardson 22 Nov 2015
Madness God tried for years to get Nebuchadnezzar's attention. Eventually it took madness to get the message across.
(Reading: Daniel 4:24-37)
Simon Harris 09 Nov 2015

Other

A church worth imitating Paul wrote a glowing letter to the church at Thessalonika, a community who embodied "and both" rather than "either or"
(Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10)
Nick Cole 01 Nov 2015

Walking with Lions

Turning up the heat Shadrach Meshach and Abednego teach us to have the faith to do what's right, not what's reasonable.
(Reading: Daniel 3: 8-30)
Simon Harris 25 Oct 2015
There goes another one Anyone who bases their identity on something transient is doomed to fall like the Babylonian Empire
(Reading: Daniel 2:1-23)
Simon Harris 19 Oct 2015

Other

How to be a big-hearted church A big hearted church tells and dwells in the Gospel, glows with glory and grows in grace
(Reading: 1 John 4:7 - 5:2)
Simon Goddard 11 Oct 2015

Walking with Lions

The King's Table Daniel was offered food from he king's table, but he knew everything is provided by the real King of Heaven and Earth
(Reading: Matthew 14:13-21)
Simon Harris and Sally Sago 04 Oct 2015
What, here? God placed Daniel at the heart of the Babylonian empire, not to hide, but to engage and challenge.
(Reading: Daniel 1)
Simon Harris 27 Sep 2015
Daniel Fasted Before Daniel faced his toughest challenge, he prayed and fasted
(Reading: Daniel 10)
Claire Earl 20 Sep 2015

Seeds

What's Growing in your Garden? You don't need to make big changes to see big results
(Reading: matt 13:1-9)
Simon Harris 07 Sep 2015

Other

Loving Father God loves every one of us, and that love is a powerful weapon
(Reading: 1 Corinthians 13: 4-13)
Matt Holmes 30 Aug 2015
Seasons of the heart As well as the well known seasons of life, God is in charge of spiritual seasons
(Reading: Ecclesiastes 3: 1-14)
Simon Cockshutt 23 Aug 2015
SOAP - listen and do It's wise to listen to God, but foolishness to stop there.
(Reading: Psalm 1)
Simon Harris 16 Aug 2015
Serving We are born to help people. The people God puts beside us
(Reading: Romans 12:1-13)
Jane Hewson 09 Aug 2015
Expectation God often gives us more than we expect, so we will rely on Him more
(Reading: Luke 1:26-38)
Jonny Abbot 02 Aug 2015
Affirmation Affirmation is a powerful tool - unless it is fairly given and received the results will not be what you expect, but God always speaks truth.
(Reading: Luke 1:26-38)
Jonny Abbot 26 Jul 2015

The Agenda

Victory Living in victory with God, begins with all our small victories
(Reading: Ephesians 4:17-32)
Simon Harris 19 Jul 2015

Other

Loneliness in a crowd Loneliness can be a killer, but the Bible has answers
(Reading: 1 Peter 5: 1-10)
Sarah Richardson 12 Jul 2015

The Agenda

Community Forgiveness is essential, of trespasses, sins, and debts
(Readings: Matthew 18:1-5, Matthew 18:10-14)
Simon Harris 05 Jul 2015

Other

Twenty Years Simon and Ceri Harris have served at Burlington for twenty years
(Reading: Isaiah 58:6-12)
Claire Earl 28 Jun 2015

The Agenda

Bread We should all depend on God, not just for basic survival, but for the tools to advance the Kingdom
(Reading: Matthew 6:19-34)
Simon Harris 21 Jun 2015

Other

Barnabas The story of Barnabas is one we can all learn from
(Readings: Acts 11:19-30, Romans 1:11-12)
Andrew Kleissner 14 Jun 2015

The Agenda

Kingdom God's kingdom is the only hope for the world, and it is in all of us
(Reading: Matthew 13:31-35, 44-46)
Simon Harris 07 Jun 2015
Father Jesus showed, through his life and prayer, a seamless integration between the Son and the Father
(Reading: Luke 11:1-13)
Simon Harris 31 May 2015

Other

Jesus prays for us Jesus lets us share his relationship with his 'Abba' father
(Reading: John 16:33-17:26)
Sue Carrington 24 May 2015

Nailed It

Waiting The resurrection has global consequences - are you on the winning team?
(Reading: 1 Thess 4:13-18)
Simon Harris 18 May 2015
Certain We can be certain that Jesus has prepared a place for us after physical death
(Readings: 1 Cor 15:12-24, 1 Cor 15:50-58, Mark 14:12-16)
Simon Harris 11 May 2015
Stories God asks us to tell our stories, even before the journey is over
(Reading: Joshua 4:1-7)
John Ducker 03 May 2015

Other

2015 Election Interview - Ben Gummer (Conservative) Simon interviews the Conservative Party candidate for the 2015 General Election Simon Harris 27 Apr 2015

Nailed It

Alive The risen Jesus gives a new life that puts everything into perpsective
(Reading: Colossians 3:1-17)
Simon Harris 27 Apr 2015

Other

2015 Election Interview - Chika Akinwale (Liberal Democrat) Simon interviews the Liberal Democrat Party candidate for the 2015 General Election Simon Harris 20 Apr 2015

Nailed It

Sent The risen Jesus sends his disciples, including us, to be his fragrance wherever we are
(Reading: mark 16:9-20)
Simon Harris 20 Apr 2015

Other

2015 Election Interview - David Ellesmere (Labour) Simon interviews the Labour Party candidate for the 2015 General Election Simon Harris 13 Apr 2015

Nailed It

Beginnings Simon Peter felt like a complete failure, but Jesus gave him a new beginning
(Reading: John 21:15-25)
Simon Harris 12 Apr 2015
Tears Everything changed for Mary Magdalene when the risen Jesus wiped away her tears
(Reading: John 20:11-18)
Simon Harris 05 Apr 2015
Encounter An encounter with the risen Jesus transforms lives
(Reading: Luke 24:13-35)
Claire Earl 29 Mar 2015
Look Evidence for the Resurrection is incontrovertible
(Reading: Matthew 28:1-10)
Simon Harris 22 Mar 2015
Disturbed The resurrection of Jesus is vital to Christianity, but also disturbing
(Reading: Mark 16:1-8)
Simon Harris 16 Mar 2015

God Provides

With joy and thanksgiving Everything belongs to God, and he will provide all we need
(Reading: 2 Cor 8:1-15)
Simon Harris 08 Mar 2015
The Miracles of the Church Centre The building of the Church Centre demonstrates many miracles, and more are sure to come
(Reading: Exodus 16:9-30)
Simon Harris 02 Mar 2015
Tithes and Offerings The Bible mentions money, wealth, tithes and offerings many times. What does this mean for us?
(Reading: Malachi 3:6-12)
Simon Harris 22 Feb 2015

Other

Who do you think you are? God wants to give us significance, security and satisfaction - we can find out more about it as we read His word
(Readings: Ephesians 2:1-5, Ephesians 3:16-19)
Linda Pepper 15 Feb 2015

Seeds

Loving both Community and Celebration We need strong biblical communities, but together with Sunday celebrations
(Reading: Acts 2:36-47)
Simon Harris 01 Feb 2015
Living as growing extended families The bible does things in a family way, and we can all be a part of a family
(Reading: 1 Peter 2:1-12)
Simon Harris 25 Jan 2015

Other

Repent and Believe Even if we love being in control, God wants us to repent, and put it into action
(Reading: Mark 1:9-15)
Sarah Richardson 18 Jan 2015

Seeds

Leaning into your key relationships God is relational, and we need to work on relationships rather than crowds and tasks
(Reading: Mark 9:14-32)
Simon Harris 11 Jan 2015
Listening to God and doing what He says Seeds will only grow into their own species of plant, so you need to sow the right seeds Simon Harris 04 Jan 2015