Ransomed

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Bible reading: Titus 2:11-15 (NIVUK) 11 For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. 12 It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, 13 while we wait for the blessed hope – the appearing of the glory of our great […]

Rhythm of life

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Bible readings Psalm 1 1 Blessed is the one     who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take     or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,     and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a […]

Open Doors

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Bible reading: Philippians 1:1-14 (NIVUK) 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving and prayer 3 I thank my God every time I […]

Vision focus for Christ Church

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Bible reading: John 10:1-10 (NIVUK) The good shepherd and his sheep 10 ‘Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the […]

Ruth 4

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Bible reading: Ruth 4 (NIVUK) Boaz marries Ruth 4 Meanwhile Boaz went up to the town gate and sat down there just as the guardian-redeemer he had mentioned came along. Boaz said, ‘Come over here, my friend, and sit down.’ So he went over and sat down. 2 Boaz took ten of the elders of the town […]

Ruth 3

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Bible reading: Ruth 3 (NIVUK) Ruth and Boaz at the threshing-floor 3 One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, ‘My daughter, I must find a home for you, where you will be well provided for. 2 Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he will be winnowing barley on the threshing-floor. 3 Wash, […]

Ruth 2

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Bible reading: Ruth 2 (NIVUK) Ruth meets Boaz in the cornfield 2 Now Naomi had a relative on her husband’s side, a man of standing from the clan of Elimelek, whose name was Boaz. 2 And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, ‘Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in […]

Ruth 1

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Bible reading: Ruth 1 (NIVUK) Naomi loses her husband and sons 1 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. 2 The man’s name was Elimelek, his […]

Cause for celebration

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Bible reading: Luke 4:16-21 (NIVUK) 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: 18 ‘The […]

Advent 4

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Bible readings: Romans 16:25-27 25 Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, […]