Christmas lights are twinkling away in homes and shops all around the town – which is a bit of welcome cheer given the darkness of the world around us. In the last of our Advent series, thinking about Living In Between the coming of the baby and the coming of the King, today we’re reflecting [ more… ]
Today is the second Sunday in Advent – the four weeks in the run up to Christmas, when we wait not only for the celebration of when Jesus came as a baby, but also for his coming again, as the King of Glory. One has already happened, the other is in the future – we’re [ more… ]
Today is the start of Advent – the four weeks in the run up to Christmas. The word Advent just means “coming”, and it’s a time not only to remember when Jesus came as a baby, but also to prepare ourselves as we await his coming as the King of Glory. One has already happened, [ 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!
Why doesn’t God do something about that? It’s a question that frustrates all of us at times – whatever “that” might be. Why is it that sometimes God doesn’t do what we expect him to do, given what we know about his love, his mercy, his character? And if he doesn’t, can we still trust [ more… ]
What do you see when you look in the mirror? The Bible says that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made”. We were created to be loved. But we often get caught up in patterns of self-loathing and shame. Maybe it’s time to take a look at our relationship with the “Man in the Mirror”, and [ more… ]
Today is the last part of our series working through the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ description of what God’s new upside down, inside out Kingdom looks like, and what it means to live in it. At the end of the sermon, Jesus attacks the religious leaders who have been listening to him, and challenges [ more… ]
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