Pastor’s Blog

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...]

Pastor’s Blog January 2020

This is my last blog as pastor of Bramhall Baptist Church and I wanted to write briefly to express our gratitude to you for your love and friendship during our time here. Also to express appreciation for the gracious way in which you have taken news of our departure, it is reassuring that there … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog December 2019

I was recently party to a conversation about The Christmas Season. One of the people involved in this conversation was saying how he would never include the reading about the wise men in his Christmas services because it isn’t part of the Christmas story. Given that I’m going to preach on that story … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog November 2019

It’s hard to believe that we are in November already. I guess our minds will be turning willingly or unwillingly towards Christmas. I have been reading a book about Paul’s Pastoral theology. The general thrust of the book is that a key role of a pastor is to help shape the culture of a church. Each … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog October 2019

I’ve been thinking a lot about the presence of God recently and I have been struck by the words of Luke in Acts 4:13, as Peter and John stood before the Sanhedrin he notes that they, “realised that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog September 2019

At the next Church Meeting which will be at the end of the month, Monday 30th September, there will be the opportunity to elect/re-elect elders and a treasurer. To help us think about that I will be preaching two sermons under the title, “Leadership Matters.” The title of these sermons is intended … [Read more...]

Pastor’s Blog August 2019

This is the second part of my reflections on 30 years in ministry, which I mark this summer. I want to reflect on 3 lessons that I’ve been learning during the last 30 years. I deliberately say, “learning” because I definitely haven’t fully learned them yet. Every time I pray I am challenged again … [Read more...]