On & Off Duty Issue 1113 March 2024

01 Mar 2024

You Are the Light of the World – Brian McCarthy:

One of the periods I love best from scripture, is the time following the resurrection. Jesus reassured everyone, that everything was just as it was supposed to be. Despite so many things appearing to be to the contrary. Jesus greeted the terrified disciples with an unexpected, “Peace be with you!” Although, in truth, He will have said, “Shalom!”

Today more than ever, I think that people are finding themselves to be like the two dejected men on the road to Emmaus. I hear friends neighbours, and even family discussing the seemingly constant flow of bad news. The weight of world and home events is swinging from argument to counter-argument, completely skimming over the Truth, and challenging us. As we heard in Luke 24:18, “Do you not know the things that have happened in these days?

As Christians, we are carriers of the “Light of the World.” With Christian faith, we become cities on a hill that cannot be hidden. Esther 4:14 ESV tells us, ”And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” This is not a time to be downcast. Your time has come to shine. You cannot hide this light under a basket…

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Big Church Festival – Sat 25th & Sun 26th May 2024

Big Church Festival – Sat 25th & Sun 26th May 2024

Big Church Festival: https://www.bigchurchfestival.comhttps://youtu.be/y0yNb_7gKGo?si=DBVj5zWre_pD1tSY Location is in SUSSEXhttps://maps.app.goo.gl/rd9LaVGxvKHNmgdr7?g_st=ic Campsite opens Fri 1000-2200 Acts start: 1200 Saturday and finish midnight Sunday Campsite...

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On & Off Duty Issue 1114 April 2024

On & Off Duty Issue 1114 April 2024

An Easter Challenge – Deborah Akinlawon QPM: "Hello Son." "Hello Dad." "Did it hurt?" "Yes, but the kiss hurt more than the nails.” I heard this short exchange for the first time this Easter. It was the winning entry for a Radio 4 competition where people were...

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On & Off Duty Issue 1112 February 2024

On & Off Duty Issue 1112 February 2024

Seeing The Bigger Picture – Brian McCarthy: Have you ever stood on a hilltop and looked at the world below your feet? You immediately experience a powerful paradigm shift that helps to put everything in a slightly clearer perspective. I would dare to say you realise...

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