Sermons by Graham Criddle

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Miracle of provision

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God provided “manna” for the people – enough for millions of people to eat for forty years – which says a lot about the powerful and generous nature of God. And Jesus referred to himself as the “bread from heaven” – offering himself as the one who can give us what we need for life. […]

The role and status of the church

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Paul speaks about the wonderful things God has done and will do for the church – and how this has all been made possible through the person and work of Jesus. Recognising that, he calls us to live lives that are worthy of this high calling in response to all the blessings we have and […]

Refining and Relationship

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A reminder that sometimes God acts in judgment on his people, to draw them back to himself. Not an easy process, but sometimes a necessary one. How much are we prepared to change so that we can really be in a right relationship with God? Reading: Zechariah 13:1-9 Questions to think about: “Strike the shepherd, […]

Living in God’s power

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Paul encourages the believers to do two things – to protect themselves with God’s armour and to pray. There is a recognition that we can’t live the Christian life on our own but that God has given us all that we need to do so. How much do we take advantage of what God has […]

Disciples making disciples

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Jesus called people to be his disciples – those who were committed to him, followed his teaching, submitted to his authority. And he commanded them to go and make other disciples – to carry on what he had started. How should we do this today? And how can we engage with and support each other […]

Complaining to God

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Judgment has been avoided, God has acted in mercy and Jonah is fuming. This isn’t how the world should work, this is how he was concerned that God would act, everything is falling to pieces – so much so that he didn’t see how he could carry on. But God challenges how he is reacting, […]

Not eating / drinking unworthily

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Paul challenges the believers about how they are coming together to share communion, and warns them about eating and drinking unworthily. Are there things you are doing, ways you are behaving, that make it difficult for others to fully engage with and experience this special meal? If so, what are you going to do about […]

Obeying God

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Jonah has escaped the fish and finds God telling him, again, to go to Nineveh. This time he goes, he does what he is told to and the results are amazing. Is God maybe giving you a second chance to respond to Him? Or is God pointing out to you that you need His forgiveness? […]

Living holy, loving and generous lives

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Paul refers to those who are following Jesus as “dearly loved children” and “children of light”. And he goes on to talk about how these people should live. Do you know the deep love of God, have you received his light? And, if so, does this affect how you live each day? Reading: Ephesians 5:1-20 […]

Running away from God

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The story of Jonah is well known to many: he runs away, he is thrown into the sea, he is swallowed by a big fish; three days later he is thrown out onto the shore; he goes and does what he should have done in the first place. But what does this first chapter – […]