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All that Jesus said and did – Matthew 21:18-27

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Peter speaks about the integrity of the text and the significance of Jesus words and actions when seen in the context of the Old Testament’s prophetic expectations.  The effect of slicing the text into paragraphs and verses with interpolated paragraph headings often distracts from the bigger story.  Here faith and doubt are juxtaposed in a […]

God’s Glory Shared

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Sid Bridges shares with us from 1 John 5:1-12. Focusing on “the incarnate God”, he reminds us that God is for all of us, He is interested in our story. Using the Old Testament story of the Israelites we are reminded that life in Christ is like life in the Promised Land – one in […]

Generous God 2

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Rev Sid returns to St James to speak about generosity from 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, with three main points: that we know God’s character, we know God’s goodness, and we know God’s generosity towards us then we receive God’s generosity for ourselves, and then we pass it on and share it with others. Sid commends the […]

Generous God

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Allen Foster begins our series on the generosity of God and our response to Him by considering the story of the widow in Mark 12:41-44. Focussing on the poor widow’s offering we learn that God is concerned with our heart’s response and not the amount of our gift. Allen asks us to consider what our […]

Admonition in the Church

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    A short message about the need to help one another live a life of holiness by exploring and noting the “little ones” earlier in the context of Jesus talking to his disciples about the “little child” and the “lost sheep” in Matthew 18.  Matthew 18:15-20

    Jesus is Lord

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    The Apostle Paul writes to the Romans about the significance of declaring Jesus as Lord – kurios. The sermon considers the relevance of this to what we might consider inconsequential in our lives today and suggests that what we declare with our lips be reflected in what is held in our heart. Romans 10:1-15