The Advent Sermons | God has got a plan

10th December 2017. This week, Stephen took a break from our Sacraments series to look in to the Christmas story, where God has got a plan. Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future […]

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Sacraments | Part 6 – The one about Sanctification

26th November 2017. How do we keep a close walk with Christ? As we continue our series looking at the sacraments, Stephen focussed on the sacrament of Sanctification… also called Penance (one of the two sacraments of healing in Catholic theology). Ask, Seek, Knock 9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will […]

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Sacraments | Part 5 – The other one about Baptism

12th November 2017. This week, Stephen spent a bit more time with the sacrament of Baptism, looking at the stoning of Stephen and the blinding and baptism of Saul (Acts 7-8). 11 Entering into this fullness is not something you figure out or achieve. It’s not a matter of being circumcised or keeping a long […]

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Sacraments | Part 4 – The one about Baptism

5th November 2017. This week, Stephen dashed back from the Premier Digital Awards in London to talk about the Baptism as part of our Sacraments series, again focusing on the life of Peter and in particular the vision he had in Acts 10 before going to visit Cornelius. “Do not call anything impure that God […]

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Sacraments | Part 3 – The one about Communion

29th October 2017. How do you get from the “Wind in the Willows” to David and Mephibosheth? We were blessed to have David Shearman join us this morning to continue our Sacraments series, looking at the sacred through the gateways of grace. David spoke around the sacrament of Communion and reflected on our invitation to […]

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Sacraments | Part 2 – The one about Peter

22nd October 2017. Stephen continued our sacraments series this week. Part two was originally supposed to be about Baptism, but Stephen found himself stuck on a particular verse in a particular passage about Peter… “As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They […]

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Sacraments | Part 1 – The Introduction

Touching the sacred through the gateways of grace. Stephen started our new series this week, looking at the Sacraments. In this first session we introduce the topic and talked about what we will cover over the next few weeks. “Perhaps the goal of all sacramentality and sacramental theology is to make the things of this […]

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…as Yourself

8th October 2017 This morning Caz spoke about Jesus’ command to ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:39), particularly focusing on the “as yourself” bit. “God loves you beyond worthiness and unworthiness, beyond fidelity and infidelity—he loves you in the morning sun and in the evening rain—he loves you when your intellect denies it, your […]

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Strengthen feeble arms & weak knees

John Fahy Our dear friend John Fahy joined us this morning to open the scriptures. He spoke from Hebrews 12 and encouraged us that the Christian walk is a marathon not a sprint and that we need both God and each other to run this race. “Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. ‘Make level […]

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