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Turning Over a New Leaf

Turning Over a New Leaf

I am writing this on what seems like the first sunny day for ages, which has come as welcome relief from all the rain of the previous couple of weeks. So much for the great British Summer! Hopefully we will see plenty more sunshine before the shorter, colder, wetter days of autumn and winter draw in. I am often amazed at how weather reporters always seem to be able to say that we are experiencing the hottest, coldest, wettest or driest season since records began regardless of whatever weather we are experiencing.

Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come

I wonder whether you recognise these words? The come from the prayer Jesus taught us to pray. 

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come; thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.
And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

He Will Come Again!

He Will Come Again!

The gospel writers record that during the weeks after Christ’s death and resurrection Jesus appeared to the disciples on many different occasions. In fact the Apostle Paul catalogues many of these resurrection appearances in his letter to the Corinthians, not least an appearance to 500 people at the same time. After a period of 40 days these resurrection appearances come to an abrupt end.