Spiritual Review of the year – Giving

This 2nd aspect of the Spiritual review of the year looks at our giving. Finances can be tricky to speak about, often because we largely think of our money as our own, to do with as we please. It can be true for many Christians that it is the world that leads and directs our […]

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Luke 2:1-20 ‘Do we need Shepherds?’

The Shepherds are a well-known part of the Christmas story. But do we need them? What do they add to the story? What might we miss if they were not? Our sermon considers that as shepherds they point us to Jesus, the true and good shepherd. But they are also normal everyday people like all […]

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Acts 17, “Who is your God?” Steven Goring

What moves you to share the gospel? For Paul in Acts 17, he sees a city full of idols. As in Athens, people today still worship false gods and idols. Consumerism and commerce, the gods of entertainment and sex, as well as success and wealth. So we ask – Who are you worshipping? Christians must […]

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C.S.Lewis said, ”The world rings with praise—lovers praising their mistresses, readers their favourite poet, walkers praising the countryside, players praising their favourite game – praise of weather, wines, dishes, actors, motors, horses, colleges, countries, children, flowers, mountains….’ The question is, do God’s people, his children, resound with praise for him? We consider: Why we Praise, […]

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Judges 7 “The Battle is the Lord’s”

As God whittles Gideon’s army down from 32,000 to 300, and as God gives them only trumpets and jars for the fight, when they come out victorious, it is clear that the Battle is the Lord’s. No one else could be responsible for this victory. We also see Gideon as a changed man,]. The man […]

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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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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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1 Kings 6 The building of the temple

The problem can be that that we put far we can feel spiritually superior because we have a great building or big numbers or a great budget. The real outcome of a relationship with God must be obedience. The real outcome of a relationship with God has to be faith in the Lord Jesus Christ […]

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