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Honest questions: Why does God allow so much suffering?

Bible readings: Psalm 13 (NIVUK) For the director of music. A psalm of David. 1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me for ever?     How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts     and day after day have sorrow in my heart?     How long will my enemy triumph […]

New Year’s resolutions

There is a video recording of this service on our YouTube channel. Bible readings: Genesis 1:1-5 (NIVUK) The beginning 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And […]

Ep. 8 – Pick up your cross and follow Jesus – lockdowns and racial inequality

If you enjoyed this episode of Learning to Live the Life, please do subscribe, share it with your friends and rate us 5* so that more people get recommended it! In this very special episode of the podcast, Rev Aidan is joined by Rev Denis Adide. Denis is the vicar of St Stephens and St […]

What is God like?

Bible Reading John 1:10-18 (NIV) 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become […]

Tell others what you have seen and heard

A video of the whole service is available on our YouTube channel. Bible reading: Luke 2:1-20 (NIVUK) The birth of Jesus 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And […]

Simplicity, humility and boldness

A video of the whole service is available on our YouTube channel. Bible readings: John 1:6-8 (NIVUK) 6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as […]

Ep. 7 – Where are you Lord (in covid)? BONUS EPISODE!

Normally we are settling into a pattern of releasing one discussion podcast a month but as an early Christmas present this month we have a bonus episode because with its subject matter it felt like if we waited till next month it would be out of date! In this episode Rev Aidan and Anita meetup […]

A way through the wilderness

A video of the whole service is available on our YouTube channel. Bible readings: Isaiah 40:1-11 (NIV) Comfort for God’s People 40 Comfort, comfort my people,     says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,     and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed,     that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from […]

Podcast Episode 6 – Youthwork in the new normal!?!?

Learning to Live the Life the podcast is available on many major podcast platforms, if it isn’t on yours yet let us know. It is also available to listen to over the telephone on 0117 456 2304 for those who don’t have access to technology. As well as weekly sermons, on the first of every […]

Advent Sunday: corporate repentance

A video of the whole service is available on our YouTube channel. Bible reading: Isaiah 64:1-11 (NIVUK) 64 Oh, that you would rend the heavens and come down,     that the mountains would tremble before you! 2 As when fire sets twigs ablaze     and causes water to boil, come down to make your name known to your […]