Caz | The Lion and the Lamentations

28th October 2018. This week down at Hope, Caz spoke about lament – looking at the Psalms, the book of Lamentations and the life of Christ – and focusing on how spiritual and emotional honesty are key for an authentic spirituality. “Churches should be the most honest place in town, not the happiest place in […]

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What is the Bible | Part 7 – As I see it

21th October 2018. This week we continued our Autumn series entitled “What is the Bible – An Exhilarating Journey into the Wonder, Mystery and Redemption of the Sacred Book.” Stephen recapped the series so far and then spoke about how he sees the Bible resonate with our own stories, translate across generations and people groups, […]

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What is the Bible | Part 6 – It all hangs on love

14th October 2018. This week we continued our Autumn series entitled “What is the Bible – An Exhilarating Journey into the Wonder, Mystery and Redemption of the Sacred Book.” As we start to conclude the series, Stephen spoke about the 613 Jewish laws in place during Jesus’ life and looked at how He spoke about […]

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What is the Bible | Part 5 – Interview with John Pettifor

7th October 2018. This week we continued our Autumn series entitled “What is the Bible – An Exhilarating Journey into the Wonder, Mystery and Redemption of the Sacred Book”. This morning we were immensely privileged to have John Pettifor, one of the founding fathers of the NG Network and all round great bloke, with us […]

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What is the Bible | Part 3 – A better story.

23rd September 2018. This week we continued our Autumn series entitled “What is the Bible – An Exhilarating Journey into the Wonder, Mystery and Redemption of the Sacred Book”. Stephen spoke about narrative theology, the power of a good story and how the biblical narrative – the greatest story ever told – can be broken […]

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What is the Bible | Part 2 – How to read the Bible.

16th September 2018. This week we continued our Autumn series entitled “What is the Bible – An Exhilarating Journey into the Wonder, Mystery and Redemption of the Sacred Book”. Stephen spoke about four ways in which to read the Bible: 1. With curiosity – we need to seek to understand the original context of a […]

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What is the Bible | Part 1 – Why Bother?

9th September 2018. This week, Stephen kicked off our new Autumn series entitled “What is the Bible – An Exhilarating Journey into the Wonder, Mystery and Redemption of the Sacred Book”. As an introduction to the series we spoke about The Bible being a precious gem with many faces, a lamp (not a torch) to […]

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Stephen | Back from holiday with four reflections

2nd September 2018. This week, Stephen returned from holiday and spoke about four reflections before we shared in communion together, starting with a message of love from an old testament prophet. “God rejoices over you with singing. This understanding is where all striving ceases – where all pain is taken away.” – Stephen Hackney

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