Thought for the Week (Page 2)

A warm welcoming space

This week Joel reflects on the welcome we offer at our warm space each Tuesday and asks us all to think about how we might be involved in welcoming others.

Praying Lent

If you’d like to join us in praying lent this year you can download the prayer plan here: Praying Lent

Board game evangelist

Why does it seem so easy to tell someone about the box set you’ve been watching on Netflix and yet so hard to tell them about Jesus? Why is it important? What should we do?

… of spirit

What does generosity of spirit mean? And what does that have to do with accepting an awful cup of tea? This week Joel is considering such things and asking how we can all be more generous.


What does it mean to be the family of God? What does that have to do with the best movie of 2002? Watch our thought for the week to find out.

There and back again

If you were to go on a epic journey of adventure who would you want leading the way? Who would you want walking alongside you? Would you expect to come back as the same person that had left? I wonder what God has to teach on the current phase of your journey. I wonder who God might be asking you to walk alongside.

Shifting the furniture

In our living room all the furniture is pointed towards the TV, It’s pretty obvious what that says about what we do when we are in there. I wonder what the furniture in your life is pointed towards. I wonder what shapes your priorities and actions. Maybe it’s time to reorientate.

Goblin Mode

What would be your word of the year for 2022? ‘Permacrisis’ is the Collins word of the year. Oxford dictionaries have gone for ‘Goblin Mode’ it’s possible that one leads to the other. This week Joel reflects on an alternative to Goblin Mode when responding to a Permacrisis. Spoiler alert: The solution is Jesus. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for…

Everlasting Father

In the third of our advent thoughts Joel considers what it means for the creator of all things to be a parent to us.

Mighty God

Isaiah said that Jesus would be ‘Mighty God’ and Joel thinks that the Genie from Aladdin might help us understand what this means.

Wonderful Counsellor

It’s advent and as we start to think about who is at the manger on Sundays, our weekly thoughts turn to who is in the manger. This week; our Wonderful Counsellor.