Friday, 17 April 2009

Easter Sunday 2009
Love has won!
Sunrise Service 6am

Christ the Lord is risen today Hallelujah
(The sun hasn't quite made it yet!)
And we are raised with him
Death is dead
Love has won
Christ has conquered
And we shall reign with him
For he lives
Christ is risen from the dead!
(Stuart Townend)
God bless

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Easter people.

Easter celebrations at Pill Corps were very inspiring, with a sense of awe at what Jesus has done for us all resting over our worship together, particularly on Good Friday. Hopefully some pictures tomorrow.

Our Easter celebrations seemed to me to infuse our fellowship with a new breath of life at a time when for some it has seemed a long winter of routine with not many breaks. We have also had a number of people suffer from ill health and some bereavements to cope with. Easter put back our perspective and gives us the impetus for the days ahead.

We began our early morning Sunrise service with the words, "We are an Easter people and hallelujah is our name!" As I blogged after our holiness week-end it is easy to tick another week-end off. We did holiness and now we have done Easter. However we are an Easter people, able to rely on Jesus risen presence in the most mundane of tasks or the most difficult circumstance.

We celebrated Easter, now we need to as Brengle put it to be a people of "Resurrection, life and power!"

If only we can harness the openness, the enthusiasm and the comradeship felt at Easter and translate it into holy living and passionate committed mission we could have revival!

God bless


Thursday, 2 April 2009


"There will be more joy in heaven over one sinner that repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance."

I just heard last night that there has been another convert at the prison where I used to work. This time its not a prisoner but an influential prison officer whom my prison fellowship friends have been praying for ever since he arrived. If the joy in heaven is anything like mine, then they are having a great party up there.
This is soooooooooooooo good I can't stop smiling.

God bless