Sermons by Nigel Stowe

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Petition – Ask & keep asking

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Bible reading: Mark 10:46-52 (NIV) Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight 46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, […]

The promise of hope

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Bible reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 (NIV) The Branch From Jesse 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of might,     the Spirit of the knowledge […]

Elijah – listening quietly

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Bible reading: 1 Kings 19:1-21 (NIV) Elijah Flees to Horeb 19 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life […]

Living Simply – Risking Security

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Bible readings: 1 Timothy 6:6-10 (NIV) 6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into […]

What does it mean to be a church that radically loves those facing poverty?

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Bible reading: Matthew 25:31-46 (MSG) The Sheep and the Goats 31-33 “When he finally arrives, blazing in beauty and all his angels with him, the Son of Man will take his place on his glorious throne. Then all the nations will be arranged before him and he will sort the people out, much as a shepherd […]

From despair to assurance

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Bible readings: Psalm 119:81-96 (NIV) כ Kaph 81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation,     but I have put my hope in your word. 82 My eyes fail, looking for your promise;     I say, “When will you comfort me?” 83 Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke,     I do not forget your decrees. 84 How long […]

Suffering for the Gospel

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Bible reading: Colossians 1:15-29 (NIV) The Supremacy of the Son of God 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created […]

The Lord Opened Her Heart

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Bible reading: Acts 16:11-15 (NIV) Lydia’s Conversion in Philippi 11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis. 12 From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days. 13 On […]

Christ has set us free

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Bible reading Galatians 5: 1, 13-25 Freedom in Christ 5 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:13-25 Life by the Spirit 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to […]

Game Changers: “We cannot help speaking”

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Bible readings: Acts 3:11-20 (NIV) Peter Speaks to the Onlookers 11 While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at […]