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From Dust to Dust to Resurrection

14th June 2019

Jesus is the centre and foundation of our faith, and his great world-overturning resurrection is the source and focus of our hope (1 Corinthians 15:17). Resurrection is the reversal of death, and the significance of Jesus’ resurrection wasn’t just that it vindicated his teaching, but it opened the way to the resurrection of the cosmos. His resurrection was powerful enough to launch God’s great project - renewing all of creation.

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People of the presence

7th June 2019
Let’s start with a question – are you living for Christ or are you living in Christ? ‘For’ – if we are not careful we can become consumed in what we do; ‘In Christ’ – our doing comes out of our being; It’s important to ‘be’ before we try to ‘do’. We find our true […]

Feeding of 5000

30th May 2019
“Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” (John 6:5) Jesus asked Philip from Bethsaida, up on the hillside on the east side of the Sea of Galilee, faced with a clamouring and hungry crowd (5000+) and no shops anywhere near. Philip was a man with a practical head – and there is […]

Faith in the valley

24th May 2019
The righteous shall live by his faith Hab 2:4 God values faith because it is a continual trusting confidence in Him, His goodness and His power to fulfil His promises. Faithful trust reaches out and creates relationship, so it is the key that unlocks everything else. Every great movement of God can be traced to […]

Blessed are the parched who know it

17th May 2019
On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who […]

Asking the difficult questions about church

10th May 2019

Whatever our christian heritage we’ll all have certain ideas of what “church” is. Many of these will be good but when our ideas about something so fundamental are inherited or assumed without being deeply examined we risk coming unstuck somewhere down the road. These ideas will also remain just that - ideas.

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