Luke 1:67-80 Worship and Praise

C.S. Lewis said, “The central miracle asserted by Christians is the incarnation. They say that God became man. Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this.” We look at the prophecy of Zechariah following the birth of John the Baptist to help us see that the incarnation of Jesus should […]

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Luke 2:8-21 Stop & Hear – a Present for all

‘In a commonplace environment, at an inappropriate hour.’  This is the title of a social experiment considered where people missed the beauty of what took place because of where & when it took place.  We look then at the commonplace event of a baby being born in a stable in Bethlehem at the inappropriate time […]

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Matthew 1:18-25 Fulfilled!

Moving towards Christmas we look at one of the prophecies regarding Jesus birth.  Found in the first chapter of Matthew it is originally found in Isaiah 7 and concerns the coming of Immanuel, born of a virgin.  A familiar passage, as is the whole Christmas story.  Yet, has the good news of Jesus coming become […]

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Romans 1:1-17 Longing for Rome

In the 2nd week of our series in the book of Romans, we see Paul longing to go to Rome.  We discover why he has this longing, because of his mission in life given to us in verse 5, to bring about the obedience of faith among all the gentiles for the sake of God’s […]

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Judges 4 & 5 – Deborah and Barak

Following on in the 2nd part of our look at the story of Deborah and Barak; this week we uncover more of the events that led to the victory over their enemies.  Yet while Deborah and Barak come across as the main characters, we see that this is, in fact, God’s story!  He is the […]

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Mark 2:1-12 Who is this Man?

The book of Mark asks and helps to answer the question – Who is this man Jesus?  In this passage where Jesus heals a paralysed man, there is further evidence that Jesus is in fact not merely a man but is, in fact, God incarnate.  This is seen as Jesus knows people’s heart, He has […]

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Daniel 6 – Daniel in the Lion’s Den

In one of the Old Testaments best-known stories, Daniel is thrown into the Lions Den.  We are reminded that the bible is God’s story, so while Daniel is a man from whom lessons may be drawn for our life, the story is ultimately about God.  We see that God is king over history, over empires […]

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Judges 4 – Deborah and Barak

The next Judge of Israel after Ehud is Deborah.  Yet she has a commander, Barak who defeats the enemy and yet another woman Jael will be the one who ultimately gets the honour for the victory.  In this first part of the message, we look at the faith of Barak, the rut of sin and […]

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