Weaver’s Word

Loughborough Church Sunderland New Springs - Use-it-or-lose-it

Use it or lose it!

The great violinist, Nicollo Paganini, willed his marvellous violin to Genoa, the city of his birth, but only on condition that the instrument never be played. It was an unfortunate decision, for it was made of a peculiarity of wood that as long as it is used and handled, it shows little wear. As soon…

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Freedom of Speech – Are you having a laugh!

So, the General Election has taken place and yet again the political world has been thrown into a spin. Theresa May only called the election in the first place because she was showing a twenty point lead over Jeremy Corbyn and thought she would secure a landslide and thus strengthen her overall position in the…

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Here we go again – the nation decides again

Politics is like the weather, there’s a lot of it about! Let’s be honest, over the last 36 months or so the UK has certainly had its fair share of politics and elections. There’s been a General Election, a referendum on Scottish Independence which failed and Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP are now planning yet…

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 - 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…

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…