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Wedding at Cana

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In the first part Jan Smith takes a narrative approach to the gospel reading for today: John 2:1-11 , telling the story as a “friend of Mary” and, in the second, considers how we often approach God in prayer with an “action list” for him.  

Confidence in a Complex World 5.

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Confidence in our witness to the Lord Jesus.  1 Peter 3:13-4:6 Simon Phipps shares his own story of coming to faith from a dairy farm in Dorset to a factory in West Yorkshire. He speaks about the power of story, the need to be prepared to share our own and the importance of prayer.

Frontline Sunday 4

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The fourth in the series of Frontline Sundays takes our significance from our identity as God’s children.  In Matthew 6:5-14 Jesus teaches his disciples to pray. Whoever we are – however insignificant we feel – we make all the difference in te world because we are on our frontlines as sons and daughters of God […]

Cultivating Faithfulness

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This first of a series of three follows the previous series on the prayers of Old Testament characters. What we may be lacking, and what these OT characters clearly had, as they prevailed with God and overcame, is faithfulness. In our instant society we seem to have lost the art of waiting, persisting, dwelling.  Prayer […]

Knowing God thro’ OT Prayer

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This is a broad brush over the prayers of individuals in the Old Testament – patriarchs, prophets, kings, and ordinary men and women from whom we can learn about how to approach God in prayer and about God’s character.  The text, Matthew 6:9-13,  draws us towards the New Covenant with Jesus standing on the threshold […]

Knowing God thro’ OT Prayer 10

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Learning more about the God of heaven and earth, the God of the space and time, through the prayers of his faithful people and receiving the love and grace that is now ours in Christ Jesus. Peter and Rosie Cunliffe speak about the prayer of Yonah, of his complaining to God for his relentless forgiveness […]

Knowing God thro’ OT Prayer 9

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Learning more about the God of heaven and earth, the God of the space and time, through the prayers of his faithful people and receiving the love and grace that is now ours in Christ Jesus. Peter and Rosie Cunliffe speak about the prayer of Daniel, of his standing in the gap for the people […]

Knowing God thro’ OT Prayer 8

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Learning more about the God of heaven and earth, the God of the space and time, through the prayers of his faithful people and receiving the love and grace that is now ours in Christ Jesus. Peter and Rosie Cunliffe speak about the prayer of Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. ‘Pray this prayer and you’ll […]

Knowing God thro’ OT Prayer 7

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Learning more about the God of heaven and earth, the God of the space and time, through the prayers of his faithful people and receiving the love and grace that is now ours in Christ Jesus. The prayer of Elijah in 1 Kings 18:19-40 is explored by Jan to teach us how we might pray. […]

Knowing God thro’ OT Prayer 6

Learning more about the God of heaven and earth, the God of the space and time, through the prayers of his faithful people and receiving the love and grace that is now ours in Christ Jesus. Peter and Rosie Cunliffe speak about Solomon’s prayer at the dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem. 1 Kings 8:22-53.  […]