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Standing at the Crossroads (Esther 4:1‒14)Tony Finch16th June 201919,188 Kb
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Esther now stands before a terrible decision. Should she risk her life to save her people? Isn’t it interesting how God is silent at this crucial point, as he seems to have been throughout the book so far... or is he?
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Prayer of Agreement (Acts 4:23‒30)Debra Green9th June 201924,780 Kb
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The REVIVE Unity Service this year focused on engagement with our communities. Debra Green of Redeeming our Communities (ROC) joined us with a powerful call to prayer.
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Babel's curse undone (Acts 2:1‒21)Peter den Haan9th June 201917,087 Kb
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We reflect on the outpouring of the Spirit: what happened, why did it happen, and what do we expect today?
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The Passover Lamb (Exodus 12:21‒27)Peter den Haan2nd June 201915,704 Kb
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We think about the sacrifice of the lamb, part of God’s design to free his people from slavery, pointing forward to another Lamb, a greater sacrifice, and a greater freedom from a more profound slavery.
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A Decree of Destruction (Esther 3:7‒15)Peter den Haan2nd June 201916,153 Kb
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Haman persuades the king to decree the Israelites’ destruction. We would all like to believe that we would resist such an order, but recent history tells us that few do. What does the Lord call us to do?
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Mission in ThailandJacqui Wells26th May 201921,970 Kb
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Jacqui shares about her experiences as a missionary in Thailand, specifically among the Karen people.
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Conflicting Identities (Esther 2:19‒3:6)Peter den Haan26th May 201923,108 Kb
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In our journey through the book of Esther, the tension between the Persian and Jewish identities starts to mount. Mordecai the good Persian prevents Xerxes’ assassination, but Mordecai the good Israelite’s refusal to render homage falls foul of the king’s advisor Haman. We reflect on the exercise of power, the role of victimhood as a group identity, and how Jesus calls us to vulnerability.
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Judah the King (Genesis 49:1-28)David Higham19th May 201918,126 Kb
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In Jacob’s list of tribes, Judah is singled out as the kingly tribe, pointing us forward to the last king of Judah in the line of David.
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Resurrection witnesses (Matthew 28:16-20, Rev 1:10-18)Graham Ridgway19th May 20197,466 Kb
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In this all age sermon, Graham takes us from Jesus' resurrection to our own role today as witnesses of the living Lord.
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Covenant (Genesis 12:1‒3)Peter den Haan12th May 201912,746 Kb
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God chooses for himself a people through which his redemptive purposes are to be worked out, starting an arc culminating in Jesus Christ. Key themes are Abraham’s offspring, Covenant, land, and blessing.
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The Girl with Two Names (Esther 2:7‒18)David Mann12th May 201910,190 Kb
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Adopted by Mordecai is orphaned Esther (name derived from the Persian goddess Ishtar), also known by her Jewish name Hadassah (Compassion), a woman with one foot in each culture. What are the stories our society tells about us, and what compromises do we make to live in a fallen world?
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The Fall (Genesis 3:1‒13)Roger Amos28th April 20198,581 Kb
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Much contemporary theological confusion is caused by us failing to appreciate that we live in a fallen world. Key themes are sin, fall, and judgement.
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Empire of Idols (Esther 1)Jane Robson28th April 201913,927 Kb
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A big picture introduction to the series. Paganism, pluralism, and desire shape king Xerxes and his society; a context which Esther and her people will find it hard to survive in with integrity intact. Our postmodern society likewise shapes our own desires and actions. It is hard to swim against the stream.
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The moment everything changed (Acts 10:34‒43)Peter den Haan21st April 201915,161 Kb
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After the horror of Good Friday, Jesus' followers were discouraged, dejected, and confused. But when the tomb was empty, everything changed. History changed. The universe had changed. Because Jesus is alive.
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Blessed are those who believe (John 20:11-31)Peter den Haan21st April 201917,749 Kb
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Easter Day! Christ has risen! A celebration of the first meetings with Jesus Christ risen from the dead - and our meetings with him.
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Creation (Genesis 1:1‒2:3)Peter den Haan14th April 201918,212 Kb
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We kick off The Big Story with the original order and goodness of creation. Who are we as human beings? What does it mean to be created in God’s image? Key themes are creation, Kingdom, and Covenant.
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Personalities (Jeremiah 1:4-19, Acts 6:8-15)Cecil Gill7th April 201919,544 Kb
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Cecil reflects with us on biblical personalities, and especially Stephen's personality and testimony to the gospel.
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Courage to Wait (Psalm 27:7‒14)Peter den Haan7th April 201912,215 Kb
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We wrapping up our exploration of the theme of courage (Psalm 27:1) by reading the second half of the psalm: Courage to wait. God works in his time, and sometimes we need the courage to wait and not try preempt the fulfilment of his promises.
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