Pastor’s Blog

Bramhall Baptist Blog November 2020

We live, now more than ever, in a culture war. A “war” in the sense that there is conflict between the values and judgments of those who have “secular” rule over us and those religious leaders who we respect, admire, and expect to represent a solid “Christian” explanation of our expected world … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog August 2020

At our Homegroup last night one of the subjects we were discussing was fellowship.  I wonder what comes into your mind when you hear that word?  A chat after church?  Spending a longer time at church and enjoying one of the church bring and share lunches? (Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have one of … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog July 2020

Church leaders around the world have been seeing parallels in this season of Pentecost between the early church in the book of Acts and our situation in lockdown.  God seems to be transforming the world and the church in this time, so what can we learn from the life of the early … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog June 2020

As we have come to the end of our series  looking at who Jesus is through the ‘I am’ sayings in John’s gospel, it is important that we don’t just think about who Jesus is, but also who we are through Him.   There are verses in the Bible that we have heard many times, but have they moved from our … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog May 2020

I have lost count of the number of times that people have said to me that “we are living in unusual times” and “these are strange times”.  And then people tend to fall into conversation, by Zoom of course, on what might the world look like when the Coronavirus no longer dominates and restricts … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Easter Blog 2020

Some of us have been through very difficult times since we last met and there are still weeks of uncertainty ahead of us.  We like to make plans, to have things to look forward to, to organise our lives.  None of this is possible at the moment.   Although we are celebrating the resurrection of … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog (2nd) March 2020

As everyone keeps saying, we are living in unprecedented times.  For me one of the saddest things is that we are not able to meet together as a church or in small groups to support each other, to worship the Lord who holds all things in His hand and to pray to Him.   When we don’t have our usual … [Read more...]

Bramhall Baptist Blog March 2020

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I think the Christian life can be a bit lonely. We plod through our daily lives sometimes without making any meaningful connections with the people that we rub shoulders with on a daily basis. Sure, we tell people we’re a Christian – but does anybody really … [Read more...]

Elder’s Blog February 2020

Time goes quickly by and I have wondered how much I am impacted by what I read and what I hear.  How much of what Ruth Meal wrote in this space in January can we recall or did we action?  The challenge is not intended to make us feel guilty but to encourage us that to pray, to read the … [Read more...]

Elder’s Blog January 2020

A New Year Challenge   As we enter a New Year and a new season in the life of our church, I would like to pick up on what Phil preached on last week from Philippians chapter 3.  We have a choice of whether we are going forward with trepidation, looking over our shoulder with regret at what has … [Read more...]