- Hand me down Kate Rusby 2020
- Seth Lakeman A Pilgrim's Tale 2020
- What we did on our holidays Fairport Convention 1969
- Focus 11 Focus 2019
- The Focus Family Album Focus etc 2017
- A Hard Days Night The Beatles 1964
- Pendulum Creedence Clearwater Revival 1970
- Full House Fairport Convention 1970
- Liege and Lief Fairport Convention 1969
- Unhalfbricking Fairport Convention 1969
- Past Masters Vol 1 Vol 2 The Beatles 1988
- The Glorious Album Thijs van Leer 1999*
- Fairport Convention Fairport Convention 1968
- Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme Simon & Garfunkel 1966
- Focus 8.5 (Old Skin) Focus 2005
We have had a few visitors with us and things are slightly holidayish and so I have got behind with things. I did want to report briefly on last Sunday, however, which followed our most recent pattern - a meeting in the chapel in the morning with zoom available and a zoom meeting in the evening. We are still sticking to texts so it was Ezekiel 11:19, 20 in the morning and then that famous verse 2 Chronicles 7:14 in the evening. We had a decent turn out for both meetings but our older folk are still missing out and there are probably some who could come to the live meeting but don't.
Another good zoom together last Wednesday, again on Romans 8:28 - just the fact that even sins can work together for our good - once again drawn from Thomas Watson. We were fairly brief and I didn't let the prayer time go on too long. People often hang around after but everyone was quite quick to leave for once.
- Status Quo (The existing state of affairs, Rock band)
- Desideratum (What is needed or wanted Brazilian metal band)
- Oasis (Fertile spot in a desert, Rock band)
- Carpe Diem (Seize the day, French Progrock band)
- Ipso Facto (By that very fact or act, Goth influenced psychedelic band)
- Mea Culpa (My fault, US Punk band)
- Rigor Mortis (Stiffening of the joints of a body after death, US Thrash metal band)
- Vice versa (In reverse order, Electronic rock band)
- The Cortinas (Curtained, used for such a phenomenon on some mushrooms, Punk band)
- Procol Harum (Misspelt, Far from these things, Latin name for Blue Burmese cat, Rock band)
- Ekseption Live in Germany 1993
- Help! The Beatles 1965
- Boy U2 1980
- Introspection '92 Thijs van Leer 1992*
- Prophets Seers and Sages The Angels of the Ages Tyrannosaurus Rex 1968
- Exit Tangerine Dream 1981
- Joan Armatrading Walk under ladders 1981
- Joan Armatrading Joan Armatrading 1976
- Joan Armatrading The Key 1983
- With the Beates The Beatles 1964
- De 12 Mooiste Liederen Thijs van Leer 2000*
- Fairport Convention Fairport Convention 1967
- Aliens Horslips 1977
- Encore Tangerine Dream 1977
- Find your way Gabrielle 1993
Read this new book on The Beatles last week. I found it a little difficult to know what was what as Craig Brown is a well known satirist. I think he play mostly with a straight bat here. The story is just phenomenal. (Some caution recommended in light of the content).
1. It preaches to us and teaches us
2. It is a means for making the heart more upright. (Think of a needle between two magnets.)
3. It conforms us to Christ
4. It destroys sin
5. It is the means of weaning our hearts from the world
6. It makes way for comfort
7. It magnifies us
8. It is a means of making us happy Happy is the man whom God corrects (Job 5:17)
9. It puts to silence the wicked
10. It makes way for glory
I am sorry that I have not been able to note the final main session of Aberlite until now. The third and final message was from Ian Parry on Ephesians 1:18. Whereas Stephen Clark was in his study and Phil Swann in some sort of studio Ian preached from his church. it would have been nice of the camera could have come a bit closer. Otherwise the format was the same - various intros and adverts, a prayer and reading, a hymn then the sermon and a closing section with a hymn, etc. Like the first message this was aimed perhaps more at everyone rather than the laser focus Stephen Clark seemed to have on the unbeliever. Thank you EMW for your efforts.
Last Wednesday was a first as I led the Midweek Meeting even though I was in Aber. I could do it, of course, because we were on Zoom. We carried on with Romans 8:28 and more on how the worst things work for the good of believers. We just stuck to Thomas Watson's point about desertions being for our good. That was a better amount of material to try and handle. We had a good time of prayer too, although people were a little slow to get going. (I watched most of the Aberlite beforehand as that started at 7 pm an we started at 8 pm).
- Rubber Soul
- Ticket to Ride
- In his own write
- A Spaniard in the works
- Baby's in black and I'm feeling blue
- Thursday night your stockings needed mending See how they run
- It doesn't really matter if I'm wrong I'm right, where I belong I'm right where I belong
- Because the world is round it turns me on ... Because the wind is high it blows my mind ... Because the sky is blue, it makes me cry
We had a similar programme last night from EMW with Stephen Clark preaching on 2 Corinthians 5. Phil Swann's slick presentation, which I had (presumably wrongly) assumed that EMW had arranged was ditched for a much more down home approach. (Perhaps the better for that although I did like the previous set up). Again a woman read the Scriptures and then her husband led in prayer. One more tonight - Ian Parry. See here.
No Aber Conference this year but they have organised some videos. There are various things. Last night was the premiere of a preaching service where Phil Swann preached from 1 Corinthians on not being discouraged. It was done well with several segments. I was surprised to see the Scriptures being read by a woman. That must be a first. More here.
We followed the new now regular pattern of a live service at the chapel in the morning and a zoom meeting in the evening. In the morning we all had to wear masks although I was free to remove mine for the reading, preaching and prayer. It meant we could sing out at least (I think that must be right) although they are rather sweaty items. We were around 15 in the morning with six on zoom. A new man was there, an Iranian. It was nice to meet him. As none of my family were around a couple invited me for lunch which was very nice. The evening went off okay. I chose texts morning and evening - Romans 5:1, 2 and Revelation 14:13. These are not easy days but we are pressing on.
We carried on with Romans 8:28 using Thomas Watson last week. This time it was the more difficult task of demonstrating that even the worst things work together for the good of the believer. We just looked at suffering and temptation this time, leaving the other two categories for next time. It could have done with more work as Watson can be labyrinthine in his sub points. It is a curious fact that filching someone else's work takes longer than writing your own from fresh.. We were on zoom again and were a decent number. The prayer time was good.