Sermons from July 2017

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Having called the people to recognise His supremacy and uniqueness, God moves on to speak about images or idols – things that people would worship instead of Him, things that people might make to represent Him. And God is totally clear – this is not acceptable, not something that His people should be doing. But, […]

No other gods

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In the first of the 10 commandments God tells His people that they shouldn’t have any other gods before Him – a demand that He be recognised as supreme, as unique, as the one they worship and serve. In a world where we are encouraged to “do our own thing”, to be in charge of […]

Love your neighbour

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As we continue to prepare for our series on the 10 commandments we’re thinking about the second most important commandment – “to love your neighbour as yourself”. In a world where we are encouraged to look after ourselves, to focus on what we want, to evaluate things based on how they affect us – is […]

Love the Lord your God

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Over the next few weeks we’re going to be thinking about the 10 Commandments – and to help us prepare for that we’re thinking about what Jesus referred to as the greatest commandment “to love the Lord your God”. This raises all sorts of questions – who is in charge of our lives; who do […]

The Church’s Mission – People who praise and pray

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Throughout the bible there is a dual focus in the work and spiritual life of God’s people. First, the central focus of worship. – to live to worship and to glorify God our creator and saviour. We also engage in its companion focus, mission, to encourage other people to celebrate in the wonderful work of […]

Paraclesis – Brokenness and Healing

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This morning we bring our Paraclesis thoughts to a close – for now – and will be particularly thinking about brokenness and healing. We’ll be recognising that we all experience times of brokenness and suffering – and often know people close to us who are going through them as well – and thinking about where […]

People who live and work in the public square

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This evening we remind ourselves that we all live lives in a particular context with many different pressures upon us – and in those situations we are called to live as people of God, committed to the things we are doing and committed to God. In the example of three young men we will see […]

People who send and are sent

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Throughout the Bible we see God is a “sending God” – someone who calls His people to go into difficult and challenging situations to bring rescue & deliverance and to tell people about Him. And God loved us so much he sent His Son into the world, and continues to send His Spirit into the […]

Paraclesis reflections

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This morning we will be doing a recap of the main points we explored during our Paraclesis series – thinking about how we can encourage and support each other. An opportunity to reflect, to think, to commit to change. We’ll also have Brian and Lydia with us – BMS missionaries from Thailand – who will […]