Posts by Pastor Andy

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What’s the Christmas miracle?

by Pastor Andy

When we think of Christmas and the miracle of Christmas – some folk and even Christians, may dwell on the incredible miracle of the virgin birth. Isaiah 7:14  Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. A virgin would […]

The Scroll of Isaiah was found in Perfect Condition

by Pastor Andy

Article sourced from Bible History Online Among the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in 1947 was found the “Scroll of Isaiah” inside of a clay jar and well preserved, dating to the 2nd century BC. The entire Hebrew text of the prophet Isaiah was found in “perfect” condition. When compared with the oldest biblical manuscript of Isaiah […]

Has Christianity plagiarised from Mithraism?

by Pastor Andy

You may have seen some pretty sensational claims on the internet regarding Christianity apparently stealing from Mithraism. Claims such as, Christianity borrowed heavily from Mithraism which existed over 200 years earlier. Claims such as, Mithra died for the sins of humanity and had 12 apostles. That most of the tenets of Christianity were copied from Mithraism. […]

Bible in a Year Challenge

by Pastor Andy

2015 sees the start of our ‘Bible in a year’ challenge. A small group of people, mainly those who have never read through the Bible before, will face the glorious challenge of reading God’s word from cover to cover. The plan is best used when a challenger reads through four chapters of the Bible every […]

The Incarnation

by Pastor Andy

The Incarnation is perhaps one of those words that mean nothing to most people outside of Christian circles. And yet, it is one of those sublime words that ‘attempt’ to describe something that is simply, too stunning and wondrous to put into words, let alone one word. To put it as simply as I can […]

What is Worship?

by Pastor Andy

The Ladies Brunch is a new initiative that we are embarking on, to welcome women in the village to the church community and also to form a stronger bond within the church itself.  We plan to have a meeting once a quarter on a different theme. The theme for the first brunch is “What is Praise […]

Tolu’s Baptism

by Pastor Andy

On 24th November 2013, Horsell Evangelical held a Baptismal Service for Tolu Awojobi. The service was attended by family, friends and the Horsell church family. It was good to see so many young people who came to support Tolu and it proved to be a very special occasion. Tolu’s mum Oye sang a heart-felt solo, […]

Time to Serve

by Pastor Andy

It has been quite a whirlwind of a start to my pastorate at Horsell. It doesn’t feel like I’ve had much time to catch my breath just yet, with all of the busyness and activity that is part of the modern pastoral ministry. The work load even in the first 3 months, has been even […]

Getting into a routine

by Pastor Andy

While I am still just about finding my feet in the new role of Pastor, I am getting to grips with my schedule and for what is achievable in a given week. I am starting to find out useful information that will help in a crisis such as, the location of those shortbread biscuits in […]