God’s Father Heart

  Mostly we know that we are loved by God, but God does not just want us to know of his love for us but for us to encounter that love deep in our hearts. To know about God is a good start but, on its own, it is not enough if we are to know the abundance of life...

What can I contribute?

The Current Situation Covid and lockdown have messed with our routines and what we saw as normal life. We have been left missing being with one another in 3D. For many of us we have lost the ways we serve others, we have lost the places and situations in which we used...

Forgiving one another

Connections Over the past number of weeks, on QPLive, we have been thinking about our connections – our relationships. This Sunday we are going to think about forgiveness; our need to forgive others and also to receive forgiveness. We all need to receive forgiveness...

Connection – criticism

Insult and Injury Lauren unexpectedly unearthed the worst side of human nature. It began in 2015 at a political rally in New Hampshire. (BBC three article) She stood up and asked presidential hopeful Donald Trump a question. The exchange went positively, and she...

The social network (part 1)

The Social Network. There was much in last Sunday’s QPLive to provoke deep reflection and repentance. Not least how we heal divisions, treat one another with dignity and celebrate our racial and cultural differences. I am deeply aware that it is no longer enough to be...

Words from Wendy

Here are some lockdown reflections from Wendy who is one of the leaders of Building Blocks, our group for Preschool to Primary 1 children. We all grow at different rates. I’ve sown quite a lot of sunflowers this year – with my extra free time. In some ways...

Pentecost (part 2)

What does Pentecost mean for us today? Back in April 2018 Clive Corfield, Senior Pastor of City Church in St Albans visited us at QP. Clive and his family have been friends of QP for many years and I am sure many of you have enjoyed and benefited from his ministry. I...

Pentecost (part 1)

What does Pentecost mean for us today? Last week we waited with the disciples as they followed Jesus’ instruction in Luke 24:49.   “I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on...

Waiting (part 2)

He’s in the waiting Well one way to think about waiting and what it does to our souls is to practise it. I want to begin today by thanking everyone for their patience yesterday as we dealt with technical issues when trying to go live. Contrary to what some of...

Waiting (part 1)

‘Are we there yet?’ It’s the cry a million parents have heard from the back seat of the car as they have set off on a long journey. It was the cry, and remains the cry of Jesus’ followers commissioned to be his disciples. “are you at this time.. going to...