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Habakkuk set to music?!

Who’d take on the challenge of setting verses from Habakkuk Chs. 1 & 2  to music? Turns out one of English choral music’s greatest composers – Sir Charles Villiers Stanford. Was listening to a CD of his this week and thought I recognised the words. You will too (although he doesn’t cover every verse)… PS – It’s worth persisting past the loud start – the…

Tales of Unexpected Answers to Prayer

Last Sunday we heard how Habakkuk prayed a prayer which brought a rather unexpected answer from his Father God (Habakkuk 1:1-11).  In a hymn he wrote, former slave-trader-turned-vicar John Newton tells of another unexpected answer to prayer: ‘I asked the Lord that I might grow In faith, and love, and every grace; Might more of His salvation know, And seek, more earnestly, His…

Doubting Your Salvation?

‘Sometimes, in bitterness of temptation, when the spirit struggles with a sense of God’s anger, we are apt to think God an enemy. A troubled soul is like troubled water: we can see nothing in it, and, so far as it is not cleansed, it will cast up mire and dirt. It is full of objections about itself, yet for the most…

Doubting God’s Goodness?

‘In time of war in an occupied country, a member of the resistance meets one night a Stranger who deeply impresses him. They spend that night together in conversation. The Stranger tells the partisan that he himself is on the side of the resistance – indeed that he is in command of it, and urges the partisan to have faith in him…

Doubting God’s Existence?

Two tips: 1) Read  a Gospel and see the evidence that Jesus provides as God himself walks around on this planet. 2) Read Tim Keller’s The Resason for God – especially if you’re not able to trust the Gospel accounts. He presents the case for God without presuming you believe in the historical truth of them. You can get it via the…

Where do I find answers to my doubts?

Off the back of yesterday’s time thinking about doubt you may now have issues that you want to listen/ watch/ read something on. One of the best collection of resources on the web to help you do this is the website Be Thinking run by the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF). Doubt that Jesus really rose from the dead? Watch this. Doubt that…

Living with Doubt?

This Sunday we’re going to thinking about doubt together. Why? ‘If the object of our faith were as elusive as the Loch Ness monster or as inconsequential as whether to have a third cup of tea, then doubt makes little difference. But since the object of Christain faith is God, to believe or disbelieve is everything – at some points literally a…

Jesus IS Alive!

Click below for lyrics Jesus Is Alive written by shai linne                          Chorus 1 Elvis is dead, Picasso is dead Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin are dead Marilyn Monroe is dead- however… Jesus is Alive Brando is dead, James Brown is dead Princess Di and John Lennon are dead Biggie Smalls and Pac are dead- however Jesus is Alive Verse 1 Give praise…