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Loughborough Church Sunderland New Springs - A Trinity of Truths

A Trinity of Truths

They say things come in threes. It is certainly the case in I Corinthians 15: 3-4. Writing to the church at Corinth the Apostle Paul speaks of the three vital aspects of what Christ Jesus came to this earth to do. This is how the NIV version of the Bible puts it. ‘For what I…

Loughborough Church Sunderland New Springs - Man Pleaser or God Pleaser

Man Pleaser or God Pleaser?

Brian Clough was a well-known figure around the sporting arena; and still is maybe for anyone 30 years of age and over. I have sat in many a dugout with him with pre-match expectations high as was the norm, but never had I ever been dragged by the scruff, over somebody’s knee and told to…

Loughborough Church Sunderland New Springs - Feel-good Factor

Feel-good Factor

Chocolate –  some people just can’t go a day without it, they need their daily fix. That rush of endorphins that comes with the melting of the chocolate on their tongue. Below are a few facts about chocolate that might surprise you! Chocolate Facts The largest chocolate sculpture ever made was a 10 foot high…

Loughborough Church Sunderland New Springs - Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained

Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained

Happy days – springtime is on the way. As one season has come to its end, another season emerges before our very eyes. And in the same way, one season at New Springs City Church has drawn to a close and we now stand on the brink of another. Our first forty day campaign, the…

Loughborough Church Sunderland New Springs - Heating Plant of the Church

The Heating Plant of the Church

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was the Pastor of the famous Baptist Metropolitan Tabernacle in London for no less than 38 years. When he began his ministry there in the 1800s, he was a very young man and the church was then known as New Park Street Chapel. The church congregation grew exponentially under his powerful and…

Loughborough Church Sunderland New Springs - The Text of Texts with that All important Particle

The Text of Texts with that All-important Particle!

Can you believe it? We have reached December already! Of course, this means Christmas draws near again with all its tender associations and its significantly powerful meaning. When we consider the saddening spectacle of a war-scarred, sin-strangled, 21st-century world – it’s good to reflect again with simple hearted gratitude on the wonder of wonders in…

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Christingle

The history of Christingle can be traced back to December 1747 to a man by the name of the Reverend John de Watteville.  He was the pastor of the Moravian Church in Germany. He was keen to teach the children in his church some key principles from the scriptures, which hopefully they would never forget….

Loughborough Church Sunderland New Springs - Last words

Last Words

I suppose the last words of a person’s life are important and worth noting. Italian artist Raphael’s last word was simply: “Happy.” Frank Sinatra died after saying, “I’m losing it.” Birth control advocate Margaret Sanger’s last words were, “A party! Let’s have a party.” Marie Antoinette stepped on her executioner’s foot on her way to the…

Loughborough Church Sunderland New Springs - Time for a personal berry audit

Time for a personal berry audit

Jesus, you know, chose His words wisely. He talked and gave instruction about many, many different subjects to His disciples. One of the things He spoke about on several occasions had a horticultural slant. He speaks of fields and wheat, of seedtime and harvest, of the condition of the soil, of dangerous weeds, of the type…