Salvation

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Love the Lord your God

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Sid Bridges explores Deuteronomy 6:4-16 after being asked to speak on the passage 15 years previously when first coming to St James as the Youth Minister.  The story of the Children of Israel briefly is mapped and the question asked, “What happened in Massah?” When God seems absent how do we respond?  When we doubt […]

All that Jesus said and did – Matthew 22:1-14

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Allen sets the context for Jesus’ parable(s) of the wedding banquet exploring the meaning of the parable and asking questions from the congregation (some of these are hard to hear but Allen’s replies make clear their questions.  He draws us to understand that all are invited bad and good, that the wedding dress of ‘righteousness’ […]

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 2.

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The readings before this talk were Romans 3:9-12, 17-26 and Matthew 22:34-40. Lis uses a personal example  of how she experienced undeserved grace in a number of ways last week.  Key to our restoration (salvation) is an acknowledgement of our personal sin and of the unmerited grace  that God offers us in Jesus.

The Life of a Disciple – 8

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Peter Cunliffe develops the subject of discipleship and draws on Deuteronomy 4:4-9 and Mark 10:13-16 to explore what it means to have responsibility for the whole church in nurturing faith in one another, especially thinking about our roles in the faith development of children and young people.  As adults in the church we face the […]

Dry Bones (part 2 of 2)

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Allen begins with ‘pictures’ of how we see the Father and the Son, and the difficulty of ‘picturing’ the Spirit.  Ezekiel 37 is the text for his speaking about.  the Spirit under the headings: Resurrection, Renewal, Restoration. From Romans 8 he speaks of a theology of justification.

Dry Bones (part 1 of 2)

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Allen begins with ‘pictures’ of how we see the Father and the Son, and the difficulty of imagining the Spirit.  Ezekiel 37 is the text for his speaking about.  the Spirit under the headings: Resurrection, Renewal, Restoration. From Romans 8 he speaks of a theology of justification.