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The Danger Of Drifting (Genesis 19)Louise Morley11th November 201816,193 Kb
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A major theme through the Hebrew and Greek scriptures is our drift away from the covenant. This scene of judgement is a picture for where that leads.
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Remembrance (Micah 4:1-5)Peter den Haan11th November 201819,282 Kb
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What is worth laying down our lives for? We think about war, sacrifice, laying down our lives in discipleship, and God.
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Bartering with God (Genesis 18:16-33)Peter den Haan4th November 201818,767 Kb
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What to make of this extraordinary bartering with God for the fate of Sodom? This is the source for the Hasidic idea that there are 36 righteous people (tzadikim) in the world preventing its destruction. What is our role from a Christian perspective?
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Resurrection and Life (John 11:17-27)Peter den Haan4th November 201813,585 Kb
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I am the resurrection and the life , Jesus says. He is the one who leads us into eternal life—but that is much more than mere “pie in the sky when you die”: resurrection life is anticipated today, and in the Lord’s Supper he has in fact given us some powerful reminders of that.
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Good Shepherd (John 10:11-18)Imogen Nay28th October 201816,938 Kb
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The shepherd image speaks of our reciprocal relationship with Jesus and the Father, his sacrifice for the sheep, and our own unity.
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Sarah laughed (Genesis 18:1‒15)Peter den Haan21st October 201810,846 Kb
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When faith faces the facts of life we can all get cynical, so maybe we shouldn’t blame Sarah for laughing at the idea she’d get pregnant. The three figures of Mamre have, of course, often been interpreted as the Trinity. Whatever the case may be, Sarah and Abraham encounter God here.
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The Gate (John 10:1-10)Peter den Haan21st October 201816,329 Kb
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This morning, in the series on the the I Am sayings of Jesus in the gospel of John: I Am the Gate. The image of the sheepfold, with Jesus as the gate, tells us about the nature of faith.
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Light of the World (John 9:1–12)Peter den Haan14th October 201813,755 Kb
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It’s Enrolment Parade today, but we’re continuing also through Jesus’ I Am sayings in the gospel of John. This morning, I Am the Light of the World. In what way do we walk in darkness? In what way does Jesus bring light?
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Covenant (Genesis 17)Peter den Haan7th October 201814,958 Kb
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The covenant of circumcision which God established with Abraham runs throughout the entire remainder of the Hebrew scriptures and into the New Covenant in Jesus’ blood. But there are more links; did you ever notice how closely Jesus’ annunciation parallels that of Isaac?
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Bread of Life (John 6:24–35)Peter den Haan7th October 201814,839 Kb
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I am the bread of life , Jesus says. We see people look for Jesus for the wrong reasons, try to earn their salvation, and miss all the signs—we do the same—but the good news is that we are here this morning, salvation is God’s gift, and the Lord put a sign right in front of us.
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Harvest (Ezekiel 36:24-36, John 15:1-8)Inger den Haan3rd October 20189,945 Kb
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It’s harvest. We thank God for the blessing of his provision and give some of our bounty away. But tonight I want to have a look at God’s harvest...in our hearts. Do we let God work in our hearts so that he can make us fruitful in the harvest field? Or do we hold on to our hearts of stone because we are scared of change, scared to get hurt?
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Impatience (Genesis 16)Milton Williams23rd September 201815,348 Kb
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God is too slow for Abraham, and he helps the Almighty’s plan along. This rarely ends well.
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Rooted in Community (Hebrews 10:19-25, Luke 10:25-37)Alan Thomas23rd September 201823,351 Kb
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When we came to faith, we were set in community, and we need one another to live a full Christian life.
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Assurance (Genesis 15:7–21)Peter den Haan16th September 201813,923 Kb
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Abraham doubts. Don’t we all? In response, God gives him a covenant — and we, too, are a covenant people.
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Rooted in the quiet place (Matthew 6:1-8)Peter den Haan16th September 201816,679 Kb
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Prayer and praxis where it is not seen not only shows the true quality of our piety, it is also the powerhouse of our piety.
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A long obedience (Genesis 16:1-6)Peter den Haan9th September 201818,850 Kb
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What if the promises of God are so long in fulfilment that it seems certain they’ll fail?
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Rooted in the Lord (Jeremiah 17:5-10)Peter den Haan9th September 201823,959 Kb
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The temptation always is to trust in our own heart and ability, but we need to sink our roots in the person of God himself.
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International Adventures (Genesis 14)Jane Robson2nd September 201812,219 Kb
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International politics comes to Abraham, yet he ploughs his own furrow before God.
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