‘Trusting God’ Introducing Nehemiah

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Introduction to new sermon series ‘Trusting God’ in the story of Nehemiah.  Setting the context from Ezra and Jeremiah.  Reading from Ezra 1:1-8 and suggesting that reading or listening to both books Ezra and Nehemiah would be helpful to seeing the whole picture from which we seek to learn what God would say to us […]

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 2 – do not love the world

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The recording starts in the middle of a scene setting illustration about the naivety of trading unwisely what is of true value for that which is attractive to the eyes but worthless. In  1 John 2:15-17 John ‘sits down’ to engage his reader in where they place their love.

1 John 3 – this is what love is…

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Allen takes the Feast of Tabernacles on our ‘Harvest and Giving Sunday’ and links this with 1 John 3:16-18. He links Israel’s story and the Feast of Tabernacles with our lived experience of harvest time 60 years ago, encouraging an attitude of thanks-giving, reflecting on what we take for granted in the West today, in […]

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 […]