Malcolm’s Magic Moments, 19 October 2019

The podcast version of this week’s newsletter

In celebration of the future

A slightly shorter note this week since I’m in a season of more frequent teaching, preaching and preparation.

The future is unknown. We don’t even know if we will have tomorrow (James 4:14). But that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to the future with joy. Someone said, and I’m sure I’m paraphrasing with errors here, “We don’t know what the future holds, but we do know who holds the future”.  How are you viewing your future at the moment?

If you’re anything like me there are times when you find life to have lost its sparkle. The projects you are involved in seem to lack lustre. However, right now I have an abundance, perhaps even an over-abundance, of exciting projects.

The, “They spoke so effectively” series for Thames Valley is something I’m finding particularly stimulating. Talking about the basics of why we speak in our church community and how to do so is refreshing my enthusiasm.

I’m also preparing for the “Sermon on the Mount” teaching and preaching series for Thames Valley which will run through January and February 2020. There is so much wonderful material in that sermon it makes me quite ‘heady’.

On top of that, I’m preparing a teaching day for the Watford church on the sermon on the Mount. February 29, 2020 is the date. Mark it in your diary.

And one last thing – the prospect of starting two new Skype mentoring groups for the location leaders and worship leaders of Thames Valley is giving me a palpable sense of anticipatory excitement.

All of these projects give me good cause to pray and ask you, my friends, for any advice which might enable me to carry out these duties faithfully and effectively.

I offer my recordings this week in the hope that they will help you to be as bright and tasty as possible in this dark and dull world.

The podcast summary contains a reminder of what’s been posted on my site this week. I.e. the usual TTT, SS & QTC. To watch/listen to any posts, just head over the the website.


Prayer request

Please keep me in your prayers as I continue to prepare the teaching series for January and February as well as the teaching day on the Sermon on the Mount.


Thank you for reading this far, and encouraging me in my endeavours to support our times of quiet with God, our corporate worship experiences, and the effectiveness of our preaching and teaching.

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God bless, Malcolm