Thoughts of The Week

What does God expect us to be like?

What does God expect us to be like? Well… we don’t need to guess as he is happy to tell us in his word, the Bible. Micah 6:8 says: He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with […]

Togetherness

This half term our school value is togetherness. God has plenty to say to us about this!   Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone (Romans 12: […]

How can we share today about where our hope comes from?

Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15)

This half termly school value is servanthood. If we are honest… we might not like the idea of being a servant! However, it is one of the most important biblical themes that there is, and it has the power to completely transform communities, workplaces, classes and families. Try serving!   ‘For even (Jesus) did not […]

Where are you planted?

Jesus calls us into dynamic community with Him where both the individual and the corporate are fruitful. Where are you planted?   Jesus said ‘I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)

This Lenten time – how can we be sacrificially generous to those around us?

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

Love

What is love? A Valentine’s Day mush of pink and red flowers, cards, meals out and fluffy hearts? Or does it have some grit? Does it have some substance? Does it get it’s hands dirty?   Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble. Proverbs 17:17 (Message […]

Peace – but where can we find it?

Quiet moments interrupted by beeping phones, previously peaceful nations now in uproar, a long soak in the bath disturbed by shouting neighbours….  let’s face it – the peace the world offers us always falls short. Perhaps we need to seek a different type of peace? Jesus said  ‘peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. […]

We have one mouth and two ears for a reason…

We have one mouth and two ears for a reason… perhaps we need to listen twice as much as we speak! Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.  Proverbs 13:3

Do you ever feel cold, alone and unsafe?

Do you ever feel cold, alone and unsafe? Isaiah 40:11 says that God carries his people like a shepherd who gathers lambs in his arms, and carries them close to his heart. There can be no safer place than this.