Talks by Peter Cunliffe

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1 John 3:1-3 Children of God now

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1 John 3:1-3 Peter develops what it means that we are children of God in the series in First John. Our experience of our earthly father may make a stumbling block to accept God as a father.  As people we need to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth about God’s nature to us.  […]

1 John 1 – Confessing our sin

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Continuing the series from 1 John 1:8-2:6. Human failure to acknowledge our sinfulness is a failure to recognise both our nature, as those who are created, our Creator. God has provided the means by which we may be restored in his image. The outcome of that restoration is to live our lives (walk) reflecting the […]

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 […]

Abram and Hagar, faith and faithful(less)ness

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Genesis 16.  Peter draws parallels between Abram and Hagar, Daniel and Nebuchadnezer, and the church and culture today. Faith and faithfulness require wisdom in assimilation, accommodation and holiness in our culture today. After waiting 10 years Abram and Sarai turn away from the promise of God to the practices of their culture.  The results bring […]

All that Jesus said and did – Matthew 21:12-17

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Coming  immediately after Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem we hear his welcome of the least and the outcast, are reminded that the Temple was the place of God’s indwelling, and that its rightful purpose was being abused.  As temples of God’s Holy Spirit the Believer is reminded that blessing comes when we use our bodies […]