The Inside Column 26/05

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Good morning and welcome to St Barnabas Stoke – if you are visiting today we hope you encounter God’s goodness and love for you as you join us in worshipping Him, please feel free to stick around afterwards for a coffee and a chat.

Well it is good to be home! One of the comments made when I was away was this; “England is a long way to come for a two day conference.” My reply “Yes it is a very long way” Then I was asked “Was it worth all the travel and cost?” My answer – “Yes, yes it was”

The conference was on a Monday and a Tuesday from 9.00am until 9.00pm, with seminars on in the afternoon and worship and main speakers in the Royal Albert Hall, with five thousand other people. There were many great speakers, but one of the highlights for me were the worship times. There is something very special about worshiping with five thousand other people all singing at the top of their lungs and giving it everything they have got. Very powerful! It was great to go with Ian Hussy and Simon Martin as we were able to have some time talking about what we had heard and breaking it all down.

Thanks to everybody that helped run the church while I was away, and for those that stepped up into new roles that they had not done before. Thank you.

Here are a couple of resources you might be interested in:

Bible in One Year, 365 Days Readings. With over 2 million users worldwide since 2009, Bible in One Year is the leading daily Bible reading plan. Each day, you will receive a Psalm or Proverbs reading, a New Testament reading, and an Old Testament reading. Nicky and Pippa Gumbel then provide insightful commentary, intended to be read or listened to alongside the Bible to provide fresh understanding of the texts. Nicky is the vicar of HTB Church in London and pioneer of Alpha.

YouVersion free Bible app. Already installed on over 370 million unique devices all over the world, the Bible App offers a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online at


For the diary Next Sunday 2 June we are having a combined service starting at 9.30am, followed with a special fundraising morning tea for Joy Bradley’s next trip with Habitat for Humanity. Joy will be sharing about her recent trip to Cambodia for

Habitat for Humanity. Come prepared to give. All money raised will go toward her trip to the next building project in Fiji. See opposite page for other donation information.


God bless




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