A life of intimacy

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Bible reading: 1 John 4:7-21 (NIVUK) God’s love and ours 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: he […]

Ep.10 – Fostering and Adoption with Rev. Emma Swarbrick

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According to the Christian charity Home for Good, according to the most recent figures, almost 3,000 children are waiting for adoption. If each church in this country had one family adopt, or supported a family through adoption that number would immediately reduced to nothing. Furthermore fostering services need to recruit 8,100 new carers this year to meet […]

A life of being led

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Bible readings: 1 John 3:16-24 (NIVUK) 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, […]

A life of witness

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Bible reading: 1 John 3:1-7 (NIVUK) 3 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and […]

A life of faith

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Bible reading: John 20:11-30 (NIVUK) Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene 11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. 13 They asked her, ‘Woman, why […]

Easter Sunday – Jesus has risen

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Bible reading: Mark 16:1-8 (NIVUK) Jesus has risen 16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they […]

A surprising journey: God’s big story

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This sermon is part of the series Jesus in the wilderness – a Lent Journey. Bible reading: Matthew 21:1-11 (NIVUK) Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king 21 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and at […]

A sacrificial journey

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This sermon is part of the series Jesus in the wilderness – a Lent Journey. Bible readings: Isaiah 53 (NIVUK) 53 Who has believed our message     and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,     and like a root out of dry ground. He had […]

A truth-speaking journey: speaking into culture

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This sermon is part of the series Jesus in the wilderness – a Lent Journey. Bible readings: Ezekiel 37:1-14 (NIVUK) The valley of dry bones 37 The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was […]

A sorrowful journey – climate crisis

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This sermon is part of the series Jesus in the wilderness – a Lent Journey. Bible reading: Exodus 3:1-12 (NIVUK) Moses and the burning bush 3 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, […]