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How we picture God (Luke 12:13–21)Peter den Haan29th October 201714,420 Kb
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How do you picture God? We explore what the parable of the rich fool can tell us about God, and about ourselves and our priorities in relation to him. (There is a discontinuity in the audio where the battery pack failed.)
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Denial and restoration (John 18:25-27, 21:15-19)Michael Bochenski22nd October 201715,277 Kb
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As part of our Life after Failure series, we reflect on the way Jesus denied Jesus in the latter's hour of need, yet was restored after the resurrection. There is hope for all of us.
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The Fulfilling God (John 4:13-26)Michael Bochenski22nd October 201715,593 Kb
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The next instalment of our journey through the Life Explored themes. The woman at the well illustrates how God fulfils our deepest needs.
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Gideon (Judges 8:22-35)Peter den Haan15th October 201716,646 Kb
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In our Life after Failure series, we tackle Gideon (Judges 6-8). There are a few well-known stories in these chapters, but what we’ll focus on is the way the story finishes. To run a great race for God is one thing. Ending well is quite another. Gideon didn’t quite manage.
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The liberating God (Exodus 12)Peter den Haan15th October 201714,996 Kb
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The Exodus was the defining event that gave Israel a national identity. They understood God as the One who breaks every chain, and that is still how we understand him today; there is substantial Exodus-imagery in the New Testament and we explore some of that too.
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God speaks (1 Samuel 3:1-11)Peter den Haan8th October 20179,522 Kb
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Reflecting on the story of the calling of young Samuel (perhaps 11 years old) we consider the ways in which can open ourselves up to hear God speak: in prayer, in the bible, and in the church community.
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Caught and set free (John 8:1-11)Peter den Haan1st October 201715,822 Kb
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\'Neither do I condemn you.\' Jesus meets the woman caught in adultery with a grace she didn't deserve (none of us does). \'Now go, and leave your life of sin.\' We often feel like we need to choose between grace and holiness, but for Jesus there never is any tension between the two. He sets us free, free to start afresh for his glory.
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Finding the way (Luke 19:1-10)Michael Bochenski1st October 20176,446 Kb
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Zacchaeus was lost up there in that tree, and with Jesus salvation came to his house. But also as Christians we can feel lost and wonder what to do with ourselves. Enter the divine satnav...
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God speaks (Psalm 19)Michael Bochenski24th September 201717,425 Kb
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At this harvest time we remember how God speaks through creation. If we have eyes to see and ears to hear, every blade of grass preaches a sermon.
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Samson (Judges 16: 23-31 )Michael Bochenski17th September 201718,314 Kb
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In the evening service, we will spend some time looking at a number of biblical characters who faced failure and pain. Where was God? What happens next? This instalment focuses on the figure of Samson, who was given one last feat of strength.
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The trustworthy God (Genesis 2:15-3:24)Peter den Haan17th September 201719,450 Kb
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What happened in the fall of Genesis 3? What does it reveal about us and about the character of God? We continue our journey through some of the Life Explored themes.
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The good God (Genesis 1:1-2:3)Peter den Haan10th September 201717,149 Kb
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In creation, God made everything good. That is no longer quite the world we live in. Our souls long for the original goodness, and try to recapture it in all sorts of ways - but the only place where we can find it is in the good God himself.
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Repentance and Faith (Acts 2:36-47)Michael Bochenski3rd September 20179,750 Kb
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In the account of Peter's preaching in Acts and the subsequent response, we do see both how people come to faith, and also how that faith is sustained in community - great themes to explore in a baptism service.
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Praying to an absent God (Luke 11:5-8)Peter den Haan27th August 201720,178 Kb
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Sometimes when we pray, it seems that our prayer doesn't make it past the ceiling. What do we make of that experience? Is God ever absent? We reflect on these questions with the help of Jesus' teaching on the unexpected guest and the grumpy friend.
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Follow me (Luke 9:18-27)Michael Bochenski20th August 201719,015 Kb
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We explore what it means to follow Jesus, to take up our cross daily in discipleship.
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The One we pray to (Luke 11:1-4)Peter den Haan13th August 201720,028 Kb
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Our prayer life has to start with who God is. We explore what the prayer Jesus taught can tell us about the One we pray to.
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Content in Christ (Philippians 4:10-23)Michael Bochenski6th August 201713,494 Kb
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How do we discover true contentment? The last of our sermon series through Philippians linking into Discipleship Explored.
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Should I not have concern? (Jonah 4)Michael Bochenski30th July 201720,648 Kb
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Jonah is not particularly pleased that Nineveh is saved, but God says: \'should I not have concern?\' This links us straight to the Parable of the Lost Sheep in Luke 15, and God's concern that the gospel goes out to a lost world today.
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