Do not judge and you will not be judged.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and it will be given to you.
Luke 6: 37-38

31 July 2016

A tornado in Suffolk!!

Reinhard Olbrich took this remarkable picture of the twister from The Dolphin Inn pub garden in the village of Thorpeness, Suffolk
Reinhard Olbrich for the Daily Mail

He captured the waterspout snaking through the sky flanked by two quintessential English Tudor-style homes.

A photo taken by chef Phil Hannam of the tornado in Suffolk last night while he was on a break from his work at a restaurant

30 July 2016

Fixing our eyes on Jesus!

At the interval, in the church of Vaussais

The audience, during the break Vaussais

Why do we focus on Jesus-Christ solely?(a) Why do we keep our eyes on Jesus-Christ?
Maybe because our trust is in Him who walked on earth and was perfect! So, Jesus-Christ obeyed his Father and went to the cross, giving his life to save ours! He practised what he said!

When I talk to people about being a Christian or christianity, some will mention wars started because of religious leaders, i.e. crusades ...
I have been going to the choir Sinfonia since March and it's great fun. Some members of the House church attend it too. Tonight, after our concert, somebody, let's say R mentioned that so many wars started because of religion and religious leaders, i.e. crusades, the world wars..I just replied that Jesus asked us to love our enemies and I realised that there was a surprised look in R's eyes. 
I quoted Luke chapter 6 verse 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
My friend agreed and mentioned that he couldn't think of many people who turned the other cheek!

Let us run in perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus. 8 by 10 print.:

28 July 2016

Good news to the poor!

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
Luke 4: 18-19

19 July 2016

To forgive!! Not that easy!


You must make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive the person who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians 3:13

16 July 2016

Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Minds

A. God expects us to be radically transformed.

God expects that, when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we will be radically changed. 
In Romans 12:2 he tells us, "Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed (metamorphoo) by the renewing of your minds." This transformation is to be a metamorphosis, of a magnitude at least comparable to that by which a caterpillar becomes a butterfly. He expects us to become totally different.

Scripture uses many different images to express the change that should occur:

We become "a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come" (2 Cor 5:17). It is almost as if we become a new species. Scripture speaks of the "first Adam" who was earthly and fell into sin, and the "second Adam" (Jesus Christ) who was sinless and holy (Rom 5:12-19; 1 Cor 15:44-49).

We are "made new in the attitude of your minds" (Eph 4:23).

We "put off your old self" and "put on the new self" (Eph 4:22,24; Col 3:9-10).

We "live by the Spirit" and not by the flesh (Gal 5:16; Rom 8:13).

We become "instruments of righteousness" rather than "instruments of wickedness" (Rom 6:13).

We have "been buried with him through baptism into death" in order that "we may live a new life" (Rom 6:4).

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me" (Gal 2:20).

We have "been set free from sin and have become slaves to God" (Rom 6:22). We are no longer "slaves to sin, which leads to death", but have become "slaves to ... obedience, which leads to righteousness" (Rom 6:16).

We are rescued ("translated" KJV) from the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of God's son (Col. 1:13). Our citizenship and our allegiance has been changed.

We have become adopted sons of God (John 1:12-13; Rom 8:15-16).
We are "born again" (John 3:3,5); born from above, of the spirit and not the flesh.

Each of these metaphors, in a different way, emphasizes the magnitude of the change that is expected. Each is dramatic and astonishing in itself; their cumulative effect is even more powerful. We are talking about a tremendous transformation. It should be visible to others, but its internal effect should be far greater than what others can perceive.
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9 July 2016

Day of rest

Good evening my friends, I hope that you've had a lovely day. We went to Ruffec for a drink and also check the market. Somebody told us that they'd sell some lovely honey there. However after celebrating our neighbour's 60's birthday last night we woke up so late this morning, after 10...we went to bed at 1:30 so no wonder!
So by the time we get to Ruffec, the market store are empty. We managed to get a bunch of carrots and very nicely the farmer gave us a bag of mixed salad leaves, cabbage and carrot tops for the rabbits, we appreciated his kindness. Steven recognised him and told me that they do go to Civray market too!



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