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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…

Loughborough Church Sunderland New Springs - Lessons from Mission

Lessons from Mission

As I write this article I am travelling back from Uganda. As you know, I have been on mission in Uganda for the last 3 weeks working with vulnerable children with an organisation called LightForce International. I will be writing a full article on my experience when I get home, so look out for that!…

Loughborough Church Sunderland New Springs - The Pilgrim Life

The Pilgrim Life

For well over a couple of years now, in my devotional time with the Lord, I’ve been systematically working my way through the Bible. I started at the beginning in Genesis. I’ve been purposefully reading slowly and carefully trying to meditate on each short passage that I have read. This is most probably the reason…