We’ve been delighted to have Dr Scott Wilson, Missions Mobilization Team Leader of the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, in Peebles with a team from New Mexico. Scott is our guest speaker this morning. Jesus responds to our faith in him. In fact, without faith, it is impossible to please him. Many people around us [ more… ]
How are you? Really? Most people’s response to the first question is usually ‘fine, thanks’. If we’re honest most people are just being polite, saying hello. We’ve all seen the look on someone’s face as the person they ask starts to pour out their heart to them and they don’t know what to do. God [ more… ]
We’re in the mood for celebrations today! It’s our birthday as a church – 130 years of Baptist witness in Peebles (as well as 150 years of the Baptist Union of Scotland). Everyone is invited to the prayer event this afternoon, but this morning we’re thinking about a different invitation, to something even better!
Life in the modern world is full of pressures, deadlines, stresses, and fears about what we have, or need, or will need tomorrow, or what will happen. Actually, that doesn’t seem to be any different to what life was like in the 19th century, or the 15th, or… ever! Jesus recognised the problem 2000 years [ more… ]
Who is this God that we serve? In one sense, it seems almost pointless even trying to work it out, because by definition God is so utterly beyond our experience and our understanding. And yet, he has chosen to reveal himself in different and unexpected ways. So even if what we can see is the [ more… ]
The instinct to pray is surprisingly common, not just to Christians, or even to people of other faiths. Even people who would say they have no faith admit to praying sometimes! But to be honest, prayer (and how it works) can be really confusing. Today we’re going to take a fresh look at prayer. What’s [ more… ]
What’s your biggest fear in life? Not many of us could match David (shepherd, songwriter, soldier, and king) for a life packed full of things to be quite legitimately terrified about – and yet David was able to write in Psalm 27, “why should I be afraid?” What gave him such confidence, and what can [ more… ]
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