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Fifth Sunday in Easter

What is heaven like?  Some Christians are concerned that it might just be one eternal Sunday morning service.  Is this likely?  The Bible says remarkably little about heaven given that it is the ultimate destiny of every believer.  Perhaps the reason is that the reality of heaven is so mind-blowingly wonderful that no words or […]

Fourth Sunday in Easter

What or who do we listen to? News alerts as well as social media provide us with a range of information about the world we live in.  Indeed, the President of the USA uses twitter to communicate with the world his thoughts without it being filtered by the media beforehand.  The problem with such a […]

Third Sunday in Easter

Who do we love above all others?  For most people the answer to this question might be a husband, a wife, a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a daughter, a son or some other relative or special person.  What about us?  This was the question put to Peter by Jesus beside the Sea […]

Second Sunday in Easter

To whom or to what do we submit?  As citizens of the United Kingdom we, quite rightly, submit to British law and, for the moment at least, to European law.  It is sound Christian teaching that the Church should fit into all aspects of civil and criminal law within the country where it is based.  […]

Easter

What things are certain in our Christian lives?  Perhaps different people would give slightly different answers, but for the first Christians, their faith was based on the certainty of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.  In our ordered and highly planned world, we might think that the Gospels were written down in the order […]

Seventh Sunday of Easter

How much do we throw ourselves into our lives in this world?  How much do we value our careers, possessions, homes, entertainments and even our families?  How sad would we be to give it all up and move to an existence somewhere completely different?  Although we are all called to be ‘salt and light’ in […]

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Why do some people in our society accept the Gospel message while others do not?  This was a great historical debate between, amongst others, John Wesley and George Whitefield.  John Wesley was adamant that all people could be ‘saved’ while George Whitefield had different views.  In our Gospel reading this week, Jesus seems to suggest […]

Fifth Sunday of Easter

One of the mantras of the modern age is that you end up enjoying the lifestyle that you have earned. Work hard and you will be successful in life. Is this true?  The Gospel reading assigned for this week is the account in John’s Gospel of Jesus as the true vine.  In one verse, we […]

Fourth Sunday of Easter

How many wars or conflicts are caused by one group of people believing that they are different from others?  In the Gospel reading assigned for this week, Jesus addresses this whole issue of exclusivity.  In Ancient Israel, many of the Jewish religious leaders believed that Israel was the only nation important to God.  They believed […]

Third Sunday of Easter

The Gospel reading appointed for this week is Luke’s account of Jesus’ appearance to his disciples in the upper room.  Luke includes the detail of the disciples actually touching Jesus and then Jesus eating with them.  What is the significance of this?  Perhaps there was a heresy circulating in the early church that Jesus had […]

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HOME GROUP MATERIALS FOR SUMMER 2019

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Summer Series for Home Groups

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Sharing your Faith

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Booklet on Sharing Faith

Discerning your Gifts

  • Discovering your Gifts for God’s Kingdom
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What are my gifts and how can I best serve

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