KID’S TALK: The Football Match

Joshua 24:1-28 I don’t know whether you like playing sport, because I never did. And one of the reasons was that at school I was tall, and perhaps a little bit clumsy, and was never very good at it. Indeed, one school report I received, had this comment regarding...

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OPINION: The Church’s Dilemma

The church is currently facing a dilemma: What is its purpose in the twenty-first-century? Now of course from a theological perspective, that’s not a difficult question to answer. After all, the biblical construct for a church is that it should be God centred, that it...

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DEVOTION: Leadership in the Church

1 Peter 5:1-4 It’s always helpful to get what it means to be a leader in the church into perspective. So today, some words from Peter. But instead of the term “elders”, let’s substitute “church leaders.” Because when Peter says that role of a leader is to be a...

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UPDATE: Exile and Restoration, etc.

Exile and Restoration The first draft of Part 4 of the series A Twenty-First-Century Bible is now complete, and is ready to undergo its series of reviews. However, as this has been achieved a month or so ahead of schedule, the book has been put aside, whilst the A-Z...

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DEVOTION: Growing with God

Philippians 1:3-11 Is it possible to retire from the Christian faith? Can you get to a point where you know that you know enough? Can you even get to a stage where participation in the life of the church is no longer necessary? Now the reason that I ask that, is...

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DEVOTION: Unity in Diversity

Romans 12:1-21 Getting any group of people to agree on a particular idea or action is not always an easy thing to do. People come from different backgrounds, have different likes, different priorities, etc. So getting any group to agree on something can be a major...

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CHILDREN’S STORY: 11 of 1 (Chapter 2)

A few weeks later, I was outside, in the back garden, sitting around the pool, and I must have been daydreaming. Then all of a sudden 3 of 1 was there and handing me a Bible. But this time as I took it, I said to him. ‘You know that I don’t believe.’ ‘Yes, sir.’ ‘So,...

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SERMON: The Priority of Spiritual Healing

Mark 5:21-43 A. INTRODUCTION 1. Keeping A Secret We all have times when we need to confide in someone, whether it’s about something that has happened to us or an issue about which we have been thinking. Indeed, we all have times when we need a sounding board to help...

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DEVOTION: Life Is a Journey

2 Peter 3:17-18 Life is a journey, and on that journey, we are constantly asked to leave things behind. And sometimes that can be very hard, and other times it can be very easy. The idea, however, is that if we move on, we can grow, develop, and expand our horizons...

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KID’S TALK: Mr Fix-it

Colossians 1:13 Mr Fix-It thought he was terribly cleaver. He thought he could fix anything, even when it was one of his own mistakes. For example, he was a keen gardener. But one day he planted a weed by mistake. In time, the weed got out of control, and it spread...

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