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Psalms Finding Easter hope in darknessPhil Marsh7th May 201718,594 Kb
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Three practices to practice in times of plenty and times of sorrow. The discipline of committing to church and small groups, to commit to being with each other rather than isolate ourselves and to look out for those around us. Secondly to walk together. To spend time with each other in simple activities. Good for our minds and for our relationships. And third, to not neglect the word of God. To find the promises of God which speak to us and share them with each other. These three things, all facets of sharing life, will if practiced in times of plenty, come easier in times of darkness, and may just see us through.
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Psalms Finding hope in the simplest prayerPhil Marsh30th April 20179,333 Kb
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Psalm 116 The simplest prayer 'God, save me' is sometimes all that is needed to find light in darkness
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Psalms - Where do we find hope and joy?Tom McGowan23rd April 20178,618 Kb
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Where do we look for joy and hope? Psalm 16 John 20:19-end
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Giving up popularity Matthew 21:1-11Maureen Collins9th April 20174,348 Kb
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On Palm Sunday we celebrated Jesus entry into Jerusalem as King and we thought about popularity, and what this really means
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Giving up our lives Jonathan SC2nd April 201719,933 Kb
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Ezekiel 37:1-14; John 11:1-45
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Giving up EnemiesMaureen Collins26th March 20178,299 Kb
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On Mothering Sunday we thought about the Mother love of God for all of us, demonstrated by Jesus crying tears of frustration, sadness and love over Jerusalem in the verse above. We thanked God for mothers, prayed for those who find this day hard, and reminded ourselves that God is a perfect, never failing, always present Parent who loves each one of us, and cries over us when we go away from Him. (Luke 13)
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Giving up Superiority (John ch 4)Ian Cranefield19th March 201712,972 Kb
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Thinking about the woman at the well and how we need to give up feeling superior or inferior. We can be real with Jesus about who we are, the good AND the bad, and know that we are only who we are because of God's grace and the windfall of love that is ours through Jesus.
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Giving up expectationsLindsey & Phil17th March 201711,799 Kb
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We all know that the journey of life can be unexpected, and it can be the same with the journey of faith. It would be so much easier if every step was clearly laid out, if every step, twist or turn was known. But the journey God invites us on is the journey of faith, open to the leading of the Holy Spirit, and requires us to perhaps give up some of our expectations of where that journey might lead, and be open to the guiding hand of God along the way.
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Giving up ControlMargaret Kidger5th March 201710,544 Kb
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This Sunday, the first in Lent, we begin a new series of talks on the theme of 'Giving up'. And by 'giving up' we are not thinking about chocolates and the like, and for 40 days only, but rather about things that God wants us to give up, not just for forty days, but forever. The first of these is 'Giving up Control'. We will look at the difference between Adam and Eve, on the one hand, (who ignored what God wanted of them and followed their own desires,) and, on the other hand, Jesus. He resisted all the temptations that the devil threw at him (to misuse his God-given power to achieve popularity and worldly success) in favour of allowing God the Father to control his life and mission. Adam and Eve brought only sin and chaos into the world, Jesus brought forgiveness and salvation. We are to follow the example of Jesus by letting God take control of our lives.
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Building Together: Walk the WalkMaureen Collins26th February 20179,642 Kb
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In our last sermon on 1 Corinthians we looked at how we sometimes judge leaders or others, but actually it is only God's judgement that matters – and he knows us right down to our thoughts and motives! We asked whether we are puffed up with our own knowledge and wisdom, or can we be honest and vulnerable about who we are? And finally we were challenged with a question: Do we “walk the talk” or just talk? \'For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power\'
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YOU are the temple.Phil Marsh19th February 201717,949 Kb
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In 1 Corinthians chapter 3 Paul writes challenging words about leaders in the church, but ultimately is concerned to call the church to a higher vision of herself. The leaders of the church are but its servants, you, pal writes are the temple of the Holy Spirit, all things are yours. How ridiculous then would it be to be swept up in the lauding of one leader over another, likewise how impoverished it would be to complain about languishing under a poor leader. You are the church. You are not mere minions, or sheep, but the bride of Christ, co inheritors. We are Kings and priests, not mere extras on the set nor pawns to be moved around. Come away from the spiritual milk that infants require, and understand yourselves as God sees you. And act on it.
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Milk or Meat, I or God, Together, together, togetherLindsey Barnes12th February 20174,160 Kb
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Drawing on 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, Lindsey offers a challenging message that we are called to share together in building God's church and growing together. Together, together, Together, focused on God.
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We might be imperfect, but you can add a bit of better butter!Ian Baker5th February 20178,226 Kb
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Looking at Corinthians 2, Ian helped us to see God working in us and through us, and how the things that conventional Wisdom tells us are our weaknesses, often end up being the things God uses most. Moreover we considered about how best to use the Holy Spirit working in us to flavour the situations in which we find ourselves. When we mix the right amounts of salt, light and yeast with a generous helping of Jesus and a dash of ourselves, the result can be rather surprising!!
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Presentation of christ at the templePhil Marsh29th January 201714,296 Kb
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With the presentation of Christ at the temple, we Simeon, a faithful member of God’s people, waiting in anticipation for a promise God had given to him, that he would see the promised rescuer, the messiah before he died. Enter Mary and Joseph, bringing the infant Jesus to the temple, affirming and confirming God’s promise to Simeon. In response, Simeon’s song of praise and words to Mary, surely confirmed to Mary and Joseph that which had been promised to them, that their child, was no other than the saviour of the world. Anna’s prophecy too would have served as a powerful affirmation of the same. How important those words must have been to Mary and Joseph in the years that the watched and waited for God’s promise to them to come to pass. How important that we are attentive to the Holy Spirit’s promptings, how important it is that we commit to meeting with one another and sharing life together that we might affirm and confirm God’s promises to each of us.
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Unity in christMaureen Collins22nd January 20179,202 Kb
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As we celebrated the week of prayer for Christian Unity, we looked at Paul's call to the Corinthian church to be unified & not follow different people. It's alright to like particular ways of doing things, but we all worship Christ – NOT our favourite preacher or worship style! We are all different, so we aim not for UNISON (all the same) but for HARMONY (all different but fitting together in the whole) in Christ Jesus.
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Who we are RevealedPhil Marsh15th January 20179,874 Kb
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John the Baptist reveals Christ to Andrew, and Andrew shares this epiphany with Simon Peter. Paul writes to the Corinthian church and reminds them that the activity of God amongst them confirms the good news they declared to them. Somehow, we ourselves, or more rightly the activity of God within us becomes a means for God revealing himself to others.
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What makes the wisemen wise?Margaret Kidger8th January 201713,888 Kb
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Last Sunday morning we celebrated at our morning services the feast of Epiphany by looking at the story of the Wise men. At our All Age service the children acted out the story for us as we thought about what made the Wise Men wise, and concluded that it was principally their decision to act on that which God had revealed to them. What then might wisdom look like for us?
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Seeking the face of christPeter Cheslett1st January 20178,992 Kb
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Peter helps us in the story of the Hoky innocents, to remember Christ as a refugee, and challenges us to think about in hose face we might see christ.
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