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Loughborough Church - Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Ever thought that you just keep going round in circles? That you have past this place before? That it’s ground hog day? That you are locked into some sort of cycle that you cannot break. You have been setting the same goals now for the last 5 years and here you are at the start…

Loughborough Church New Springs - Jesus at the Centre

Jesus At The Centre

Happy New Year!  We pray it will be an absolutely wonderful year in every way for you and your family. John, in his Gospel, records in Chapter 2 the time when Jesus and His disciples, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, accepted an invitation to attend a wedding celebration. It is the well known story…

Loughborough Church New Springs - The Power to Change

The Power to Change

Every year at New Springs there is always a theme that we follow. Our 2016 theme is simply entitled, THE POWER TO CHANGE. It is a theme inspired by such texts as 2 Corinthians 3 v 18 which talks about each believer going through a constant process of change as a result of the Holy…

Loughborough Church New Springs - Stuff Happens

Stuff Happens

It’s a risky business being alive and trying to remain safe in the world that we live in today with all the threats around us of war, terrorism, plane crashes, etc. etc. Just ask someone who went for a night out at the theatre in Paris a few days ago. Little did they know that…

Loughborough Church New Springs - 10 things about the nativity

10 Things About The Nativity

The first nativity scene didn’t appear until 1223, more than a millennium after Jesus’ birth. Saint Francis of Assisi received permission from Pope Honorious 111 to stage the first nativity in an Italian cave. Present were an ox and an ass! In the Middle Ages, nativity scenes could be seen throughout the whole of Europe….

Only Believe

Why is it that we don’t experience the miracles which we read about so often and hear about taking place in other parts of the world? There is no doubt that most of us would get excited about it and encouraged in our faith. I remember going to a Fire conference ( it is not…

‘Tis The Season…. Again!’

It’s that time of year again, can you believe how time flies? This year seems to have gone very quickly and here we are gearing up for Christmas and the festive season once again. For most of us it’s a great time of the year if not hectic and a little pricy! Nowadays, Christmas time…

Esther’s Golden Septre

MEANWHILE…. Many over the centuries have strongly argued that the book of Esther should never have been included in the Canon of Scripture. The reason is because it’s a book that never refers to God once. However, in all truth, God’s sovereign fingerprints are all over it! Esther chapter 5 and verse 2 is the…

So Familiar That We Don’t See It Anymore

Some years ago Helen and I drove through the Rocky Mountains in Canada. Of course they form the Eastern part of what is known as the Canadian Cordillera, which is the collective name for the mountains of Western Canada. Now as a part of the overall American Cordillera this breath-taking mountain range stretches from Alaska…

How Often Do We Look Back?

Looking back didn’t do Lot’s wife much good, did it? Looking back to things that God has done in the past, past glories, the past successes when things seemed to be different. The Children of Israel could look back to the many times when God had either brought them out of or overcome some impossible…