01 May 2021 | Reflections
It seems fitting as we have been exploring the theme of “Even better than Eden” in our services that we have been investing a lot of effort in the creation of our new community garden. The project says a lot about who we are and want to be.
21 April 2021 | Reviews
‘First Light’ is a historical fiction novel by husband and wife team, Bodie and Brock Thoene. It begins in 2002 when we learn of thousands of precious ancient scrolls hidden in a secret library underneath a house in the Old City of Jerusalem.
01 April 2021 | Reflections
This was the dawn of the new creation. The gardener was up at the crack of dawn doing the work the first Adam failed to do. Even now the new creation is breaking into the wilderness of our lives in this world. … This is what Paul means when he says, “If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17)(1)
17 March 2021 | Reviews
Like many Christians, I had read fragments of the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), which had made a deep impression on me, and I also knew he had been executed by the Nazis. This book was published in 1939 as a reflection on life in the illegal seminary he led in Finkenwalde in the tense and dark days before and during World War 2.
01 March 2021 | Reflections
As we began our new sermon series “Even Better Than Eden” we started at the very beginning when God created and his Spirit, his Ruach, was moving over the surface of God’s formless creation (Genesis 1:1-2). God made a faith statement that he was at the very heart and purpose of creation and that his Spirit was poised to breathe life into creation. In the New Testament Jesus tells us that It is the Spirit that gives life (John 6:63).
19 February 2021 | Reviews
Before 2019 the term coronavirus was not well known outside of science and medical circles, however, today it is the most searched term across the world. A simple virus has literally shaken the core of modern times, leaving many people with divergent, and strong, views on what is the best way to tackle the covid pandemic. This month we briefly review two Christian reflections on the pandemic.
01 February 2021 | Reflections
As we have been drawing our Choose Your King series to a close, we have reflected on the importance of aligning our hearts with God.
01 December 2020 | Reflections
If you could describe the last year in one word what would it be? Perhaps it is the word ‘unexpected.’
01 November 2020 | Reflections
We are not qualified to build God’s house, rather, it is God that builds a home in our hearts through Jesus.
01 October 2019 | Reflections
Jesus said: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed planted in a field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of garden plants; it grows into a tree, and birds come and make nests in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31-32)
22 September 2019 | Reflections
The reality is that life is risky. From an early age we are taught how to manage the various risks of life from how to cross a road safely to how to put food on our table. Risk management may minimise the impact or decrease the probability of unfortunate events but it doesn’t necessarily prevent them.
Dunfermline West Baptist Church
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