Confidence in a Complex World 3.

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Confident in the World 1 Peter 2:11-25 There is a break in internet connectivity near the beginning of this recording.  Please continuing listening.  Jan Smith recognises the current Corona virus pandemic is giving the church a unique opportunity to ‘pause’ and probably to ‘reset’ before continuing to ‘play’.  She looks at how as Christian believers […]

Confidence in a Complex World 1.

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Confidence in the Gospel 1 Peter 1:1 – 2:3 This first talk sets the context of Peter’s writing, introduces Peter and sets out the consequences of a new birth in Christ.  Far from a life that is plain-sailing, the Christian life will lead to suffering.  Corrie Ten Boom was quoted as saying, “If God sends […]

Frontline Sunday 5

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In this last of the series of Frontline Sundays we read from Hebrews 10:19-25.  Motivating one another and gathering together was all the more poignant on the Sunday before a second ‘lockdown’ was to begin.  Allen Foster reviewed the series reminding us that we are God’s elect, scattered and exiled.  We hold hope together with […]

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 […]

Frontline Sundays 3

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In this third in the series of ‘Frontline Sundays’ Jan Smith looks at ‘Whatever we do’ using a reading from Colossians 3:15-24 in which Paul describes the kind of community God is calling us to be.  Paul offers to us a new way of seeing our daily work as mattering to God.  The phrase ‘whatever […]

Frontline Sundays 2

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In this second of the series Peter & Rosie talk about meeting God wherever we are in the ordinary places of our day today lives.  The biblical text is Genesis 28:10-22.  In Jacob’s encounter with God in the ordinary stop-over place, which he renames Bethel, God meets Jacob and leaves him with three promises. Read […]

Frontline Sundays 1

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Tim Wetherfield begins this licc series of Frontline Sundays by recognising how the graphics hold different connotations since the beginning of graphics depicting the spread of the coronavirus! The idea of ‘Frontlines’ also has connotations and these Sundays might be thought of usefully as “Growing-edge Sundays” where we connect as Christians to be encouraged as […]

Cultivating Faithfulness 3

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Regrettably the first part of this talk is unavailable due to the poor quality of the recording.  The notes of the talk can be found here.  In the second half Rosie addresses the reality and paradoxes of experience in living by faith and our need to encourage one another.

Cultivating Faithfulness 2

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In the first of ‘Cultivating Faithfulness’ the analogy of breathing was used as a way to contemplate our life in Christ. Breathing in God’s word and living out the life it gives. If faithfulness is to hear and obey God’s word, what does this look like? This second in the series develops this with the […]