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Coronavirus update

While we are unable to meet in person, Rugby Baptist Church's services have gone online. You can find the sermons below, but please see our Video page for a fuller experience. We hope they will bless you, and God be with you in this season.

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The prayer of Agur (Proverbs 30:5-9)David Fleming18th October 202011,561 Kb
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Agur's prayer in Proverbs is one of deep humility: 'keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches'. He knows his weaknesses, and asks - as Jesus would teach many years later - not to be led into temptation. But this, too, is a dangerous prayer.
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Praying to be sent (Isaiah 6:1-8)Peter den Haan11th October 202015,661 Kb
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Our next dangerous prayer is Isaiah's, who encounters God in all his holiness and says 'Here am I. Send me!' This is among the most dangerous prayers we can pray, as it can lead us in unexpected directions and often into total dependence on God's power and provision.
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The prayer of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 14:1-9)David Fleming4th October 202015,585 Kb
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Jeremiah asks God to act for the sake of his name. It takes great courage to ask not for our own comfort, but for God to display his holiness, glory and grace in our lives.
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Harvest (Genesis 1:26-31)David Fleming27th September 202011,423 Kb
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In this Harvest service, we are exploring BMS World Mission's Operation Chad. For the first time, we were live streaming from church!
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Praying to be filled (Ephesians 3:14-21)Peter den Haan20th September 202013,555 Kb
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Paul prays for the church in Ephesus to encounter all of the love of Jesus, so they can be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. We explore how this is the kind of prayer that changes lives - and churches.
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The prayer of Jacob (Genesis 32:22-32)David Fleming13th September 20209,955 Kb
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Jacob said to God after wrestling with him, 'I will not let you go unless you bless me.' That was a wonderful yet dangerous prayer to pray, and his life would never be the same again. As David kicks off this new series, ask yourself: do I have the courage to pray dangerous prayers?
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Di-vine fruit (John 15:1-17)Steve Moody6th September 202014,464 Kb
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As David is inducted as our new Senior Minister, and we look ahead to a whole new season at Rugby Baptist, Steve Moody helps us reflect on Jesus' parable of the vine and the branches in John 15:1-17.
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A committed heart (Psalm 84)David Fleming30th August 202013,630 Kb
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'Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.' Perhaps particularly poignant words during this time of scattered services; this psalm is the prayer of a heart deeply committed to the things of God, aching for the Almighty's presence.
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There is a season (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11)Peter den Haan23rd August 202016,207 Kb
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There is a season for everything under the sun. What does that mean for the season we are in right now? Does it really mean that God wants disease and suffering?
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Losing your foothold (Psalm 73)David Fleming16th August 202010,493 Kb
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'As for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold.' How do we respond when life's storms toss us about, as they sometimes do for all of us?
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The way of grace (2 Kings 6:8-23)Martin Tiller, Peter den Haan9th August 202023,568 Kb
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The prophet Elisha has power over his enemies, but rather than exercising that power he chooses the way of grace. So God reveals his character in the prophet. It's also 75 years ago today that a nuclear bomb detonated over the city of Nagasaki in Japan; we spend some time thinking about war, weapons, and grace.
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The Fortress (Psalm 46)Mell Keenan1st August 202018,246 Kb
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Mell reflects on Psalm 46. "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."
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The Downcast Soul (Psalm 42 and 43)Abbie Meacham26th July 20209,605 Kb
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Life ebbs and flows, doesn't it, and we would be forgiven for experiencing a bit of an ebb right now. No better time to read Psalms 42 and 43: 'As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.' In the ebbs of life as well as the good times, let's cultivate a thirst for the presence of God.
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May the Force be with you (John 20:26-29; Acts 2:1-12)Mick Daulman19th July 202016,328 Kb
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What might Star Wars have to teach us about life in the Spirit? A scattered service by the Rugby Girls' and Boys' Brigades.
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What is in the heart (1 Samuel 15:34-16:13)Peter den Haan12th July 202014,820 Kb
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'Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.' What might God have seen that made him reject king Saul and choose king David instead, that impulsive and deeply flawed character? And what does it mean for us?
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The Joy of Repentance (Psalm 32)David Higham5th July 202016,696 Kb
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This Sunday we reflect on Psalm 32, that most poetic of psalms from King David. Like so many, David was tormented with regrets and guilt from his embrace with sin. He finally realised that his future peace and joy could only be found in repairing his relationship with God. This joy of reconciliation awaits each one of us. So let’s reflect and remind ourselves how we can secure this lasting joy in our lives.
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Power (Ephesians 6:10-24)Peter den Haan28th June 202016,253 Kb
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The church is engaged in a spiritual battle. It is time to take the armour of God away from Sunday school simplicity into a serious discussion of spiritual warfare in the power of God.
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Slavery and Freedom (Ephesians 6:1-9)Milton Williams & Peter den Haan21st June 202019,011 Kb
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Karl Barth, the 20th century's greatest theologian, once said that preachers should have the bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other. Two events are shaking our society today: the Covid-19 pandemic, and the outpouring against racism in the wake of George Floyd's killing four weeks ago. It is time to speak to the latter. To see injustice and remain silent is to be complicit. We are the church, called to speak God's grace and justice in a world crying out for both. A conversation with Milton followed by an exposition of the passage from Ephesians.
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