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About welshrev

Simon is a church planting pastor and Rural Chaplain based at Grace Church Llandeilo and serving the Heart of Wales. He has a Facebook page as Rev Simon Bowkett and the Grace Church website has lots of information and resources at www.grace-llandeilo.org.uk Facebook page is 'Grace Christian Community Llandeilo' ... you would be welcome to drop by there for a chat!

Word for the week: TIREDNESS


Tired?! At this time of year the pressures of late night lambing or spring calving can really start to get to even the strongest of us. You don’t need a husband, wife or teenage kids to tell you that tiredness … Continue reading

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Materialism, Jesus … and camels


We spend all our life getting hold of ‘things’, and then find that somehow it’s things that’ve got hold of us. Here’s an audio track on what Jesus has got to say about how He can (and can’t) help … … Continue reading

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What to MAKE of the de-churched people of Mark 9?!


Now, of course, every apparent ministry failure becomes an immediately handy stick to beat ‘the church’ with. That’s no part of any of our intentions here, right? Quite the reverse. It’s the opposition – the teachers of the law – … Continue reading

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The trouble with church is that they ALWAYS want some thing from you …


It’s a serious problem. Many people ARE offended by the way ‘the church’ seems to be always ‘on the take’. And when Paul writes to Philemon, he really does want something from Philemon. But he’s not asking someone who isn’t … Continue reading

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‘Why on earth don’t young people want to come to our church?’


I THINK it was a genuine question. I THINK it came from a genuine sense of frustrated puzzlement. I KNOW what the answer is … because the antidote to the problem is found in the Bible. To be specific, it’s … Continue reading

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Rural mission? Can’t be done.


Towns are full of people. Towns offer work. They offer services and amenities and have resources available to plant and build churches. In towns people live reasonably closely together and transport isn’t half the problem it can be in rural … Continue reading

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Habakkuk 2:6-20


Who’d have thought there’d be taunting in the Bible? More than that … a taunt SONG?! We’d expect that on the football terraces, but there it is – sitting there as bold as brass – right in the middle of … Continue reading

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Turning … and seeing where you have been


It’s been a great late autumn for the forage harvest this year … the mowers and balers have been flat out throughout the first week of September laying up extra stores of grass to feed cattle and sheep through the … Continue reading

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Here are the slides of today’s ministry on Psalm 34 <div style=”margin-bottom:5px”> <strong> <a href=”https://www.slideshare.net/WelshRev/psalm-34-song-of-victory-song-of-faith&#8221; title=”Psalm 34 song of victory, song of faith” target=”_blank”>Psalm 34 song of victory, song of faith</a> </strong> from <strong><a href=”http://www.slideshare.net/WelshRev&#8221; target=”_blank”>Grace Christian Community Llandeilo</a></strong> </div> … Continue reading

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Slides from this Sunday’s sermon on Psalm 29 Here are the slides from Sunday’s sermon on Psalm 29:    … the video is available here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=336wl3xWeRw

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