[Musings from the manse – 10th April 2020]
‘When you reflect upon Jesus Christ hanging upon the cross of shame, you understand the depth and weight of human sin. How do you measure the size of a fire? By the number of firefighters and fire engines sent to fight against it. How do you measure the seriousness of a medical condition? By the amount of risk the doctors take in prescribing dangerous antibiotics or surgical procedures. How do we measure the gravity of sin and the incomparable vastness...
Here are some suggested readings for Holy Week, mainly from Luke’s gospel.
Monday 6th April 2020:
Luke 19:45 – 20:19.
Tuesday 7th April 2020:
Wednesday 8th April 2020:
Maundy Thursday 9th April 2020:
Good Friday 10th April 2020:
Luke 22:66-71 & 23:1-56.
Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24 & Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16.
[Musings from the manse – 4th April 2020]
One of the reasonable excuses for leaving home, unless you have been told to shield, is for exercise once a day. This means we can go for a walk and enjoy the emerging signs of spring that are coming in nature.
It can be quite tempting to rush our exercise, trying to get as much out of our “out of the house” experience as possible, but maybe we should just slow down a little bit and look around us.
Out on a walk the other day, we paused for a mome...
musings from the manse – 31st March 2020
Jesus says this in John 13:34-35:
A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
So how do we do this in a time of isolation? Well, I think it can work in three areas:
This is where most of us are spending most of our time at the moment, either on our own or with a small number of people. How do we love one another in the ...
Owing to advice regarding the Covid-19 outbreak there will be no services held at Chard Baptist Church, morning or evening, until further notice.
Our coffee shop, The Welcome Bap, will also cease trading with effect from Saturday, 21st March.
We are looking at ways of supporting church members and our community during this uncertain time via online resources and telephone support. Please do not feel alone, we are still God's people and held in God's care.
Podcasts of services are availa...