Tackling Knife Crime

Pastor Pastor's Thought

This week it was widely reported by the media of the sudden increase in knife crime across the¬†country. This was stirred by yet¬†more¬†innocent¬†deaths¬†of a young girl¬†Jodie Chesney,¬†from¬†Romford, east¬†London,¬†and¬†a young man¬†Yousef Ghaleb Makki,¬†both aged¬†17.¬†¬†The issues and …

Our Children: Our Future

Pastor Pastor's Thought

This week it was finally announced by the government that it would make by legislation the education of sex compulsory and without the exception of religious beliefs or parental intervention. Sex education is always seen …

The Right Move

Pastor Pastor's Thought

This week Parliament was at odds with itself as the main two parties were hit by the deflection of MPs to form a new party called the Independent Group.¬† The¬†Labour¬†Party have become more left-wing with …

My Citizenship

Pastor Pastor's Thought

This week it was reported that Shamima Begum, 19, from London, made a request to the British government to be allowed to return to the UK following the deaths of son Jerah and daughter Sarayah. …

Healing for the Hurting

Pastor Pastor's Thought

This week there was uproar concerning an interview that Liam Neeson had promoting his forthcoming movie. In the interview, he recounted an incident where a close family friend was raped by a black man and …

Education: Life’s Learning

Pastor Pastor's Thought

This month, the month of February is marked as¬†Education month¬†within the New Testament Church of God nationally. It is the month in which we reflect upon education across the various age groups within our church.¬†Education …

Sharing Good News

Pastor Pastor's Thought

The increase in visual and audible media and entertainment has surpassed our wildest dreams, anticipation or expectation.  Additionally, the future as to how we access and or engage with the media and entertainment is increasing and evolving at an alarming …

Together We Can

Pastor Pastor's Thought

Unity is the primary ingredient if we are to see growth and development in the local church, families or communities.  Where there is an absence of unity, there is also instability, division, erosion, and stagnation.  …

Happy New Year: New Opportunities

Pastor Pastor's Thought

This our first Sunday of 2019, as we enter a new year,  will include both challenges and opportunities.  Challenges, if handled correctly, can make way for opportunities, and opportunities, if handled incorrectly, can create challenges. …

New Year: Press Forward

Pastor Pastor's Thought

As the year 2018 comes to an end, for many of us it will hold mixed emotions.  For some, the past year was one of sickness, challenges or bereavement.  For others, it has been a year …