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Showing Up… Make Your Vote Count! Make Your Voice Heard!

A recent survey conducted by the Evangelical Alliance (of which New Springs is a member church) concluded that less than one in ten Christians think politicians cannot be trusted to keep their manifesto promises. As far as the subject of trust is concerned, confidence in our politicians is at an all time low. Surely, what…

Rolling with the Punches of Life

Being a new Dad, there are loads of experiences that me and my wife Jen are experiencing for the first time. Obviously Jen is a little bit more on the receiving end than me but hopefully you’ll get the picture as I go on. We try and get Finley into as much of a routine…

The Potters Hands

Ever watched a potter at work? Their skill, touch, and creativity. They take a lump of clay, with all its imperfections. It has little shape to it, and it has no form and is not able to do anything in its own strength. I’ve never seen the clay suddenly decide that it wants to be….

The Lord of the Breakthrough!

I wish I had a pound for every time I’ve heard the words ‘I could do with a bit of a breakthrough!’ You see there are a lot of people out there who are looking for a breakthrough in one way or another. There are many battles in life that we have to face. But…

Cometh the hour, cometh the man

This week marked the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill’s burial. He was the only common man to be granted a state funeral in the twentieth century. People travelled from all over the world to watch the event. One man who had travelled from America had taken out a loan to be there and when asked…

Making the most of the time

If you were at the last Jobels you’ll remember that I spoke on the defining moments that impact our lives. When you look back over 2014 you might think of defining moments that were good, for example, you might have made a new friend or started a new job, some of you might have ended…

Loughborough Church - Defining Moments

Defining Moments

It is always fascinating to me to compare a verse from the Bible in the various translations. Such comparisons are a great way to get a handle on the meaning of what God is really saying through a particular passage of His Word. Of course, caution and wisdom should always be applied, but nevertheless with…

Loughborough Church - It promises to be quite a year

It promises to be quite a year…

Have a good one! One of my very favourite films has to be Mr Holland’s Opus. It is a movie about a frustrated composer in Portland, Oregon, who takes a job as a high school band teacher in the 1960s. Although diverted from his lifelong goal of achieving critical fame as a classical musician, Glenn…

Loughborough Church - Three ways to kickstart your new year

Three ways to kickstart the New Year

You stare at the calendar on the wall, your diary or now days on your phone, a little bewildered. How has another year passed? What happened to the good intentions of last year? There was so much to achieve. Instead goals were replaced with disappointment. What will make this year different? What will propel you…

Loughborough Church - Change is not inevitable

Change is not inevitable

As we start a new year many of us can look back to 2014 and reflect on the highs and the lows. We might do this casually or we might have set some deliberate time aside to look back at our successes and our failures, what we learned and, many of us have perhaps considered…