Letter from the Manse (136)

Thought provoking, biblical, often topical but always worth a read!

  • Do you look forward to Sundays?

    Sunday should be the happiest day of our week. Right back at the beginning of history, God laid down the pattern by which we should live. God commanded Adam and Eve to work for six days, caring for the world he had made. They would find great happiness in doing…

  • The paranormal

    Last Friday we held our usual monthly services at the nursing-homes.  During the morning, I phoned the nursing-homes to make sure they were expecting us.  Since last month a new matron had been appointed.  She came to the phone; I explained who we are; she assured me that everything would…

  • Charlesworth Particular Baptist Chapel

    You must be aware by now of our concern about the future of Charlesworth Particular Baptist Chapel. In recent issues of the bulletin we’ve sketched out the past history of the chapel.  At times the work there has flourished.  According to the National Church Census held in 1851, the morning…

  • Holding the Ropes

    William Carey was perhaps the greatest pioneer missionary since the days of the apostles. Every Christian should be familiar with his story.  Born in 1761, he lived at a time when few Christians understood that they had any duty to evangelise ‘the heathen’ overseas.  Many evangelical leaders took the view…

  • Wary of Christmas?

    Many Christians are wary of Christmas.  Some simply ignore it completely. They want nothing to do with Christmas trees, decorations, cards or pudding.  They hate the commercialism of Christmas, the way in which the birth of the Lord Jesus is turned into an excuse for gluttony, drunkenness, extravagance and blasphemy. …