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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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Maturity (Ephesians 4:1-16)Peter den Haan17th May 202020,257 Kb
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A mature faith community is one in Christ, confident in the faith, and living out of God's equipping. What does that look like? Are we on the journey?
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A New Confidence (Ephesians 3:14-21)Peter den Haan10th May 202013,962 Kb
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Paul prays for the church to be rooted in God's love by the power of the Holy Spirit. What is the source of his confidence and ours? What is our experience of that love and power? Listen, receive, and be blessed.
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A New Ministry (Ephesians 3:1-13)Peter den Haan3rd May 202015,747 Kb
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Paul's new ministry was to be used by the Lord to build his church. What is God's (new?) ministry for our church and each one of us as members at this time?
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A New Humanity (Ephesians 2:11-22)Peter den Haan26th April 202015,832 Kb
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The gospel breaks down the alienation between human beings, as well as our alienation from God. The church is one in Christ. What does that mean at a time of coronavirus? Do we manage to live it out?
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A Life of Resurrection (Ephesians 2:1-10)Peter den Haan19th April 202024,932 Kb
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We’re picking the ​'We Are The Church' theme back up. Paul takes us from deep pessimism about the human condition to great optimism about the grace of God. This is as counter-cultural and truthful today as it has ever been, and needed more than ever at such a time as this.
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Wonder at his grace (Luke 24:1-12)Peter den Haan12th April 202014,063 Kb
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It’s Easter Sunday. The tomb stands empty. Bending over, Peter saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened. We spend some time in wonder at the empty tomb.
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Lowly and Victorious ​ (Zechariah 9:9–12)Peter den Haan5th April 202011,834 Kb
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It’s Palm Sunday, and we’re reading a key prophecy behind Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. What would it look like for King Jesus to enter the town of Rugby, the streets we live in, at the present time?
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Think About These Things (Philippians 4:4-8)Peter den Haan29th March 202014,045 Kb
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We can choose to trust God with the weeks and months to come, and rather than spend our days in fear, we can focus on all that is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy. This is how we position ourselves to join God's work in the world.
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Be still and know (Psalm 46)Peter den Haan22nd March 202017,856 Kb
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We can find a fortress in our God at a time of coronavirus. Let the situation of the day focus your mind and lead you back to God for refuge, whether for the first time or the 100th time. You are never too far gone. It is never too late.
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A song in the valley (Psalm 23)Peter den Haan15th March 202021,376 Kb
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'​The Lord is my shepherd… for his name’s sake.' ​ God’s name is at stake in the way he walks us through the valley.
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The fullness of Christ (Ephesians 1:15-23)Peter den Haan15th March 202017,066 Kb
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'I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened…' How often do we pray that prayer? We focus on the ways Jesus and the church relate.
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A song in the desert (Psalm 22)Peter den Haan8th March 202014,168 Kb
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Psalm 22 takes us from the agony of abandonment to victory. We together are the church because Christ has travelled that road to purchase redemption for us.
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Coming home (Mark 4:1‒9)Alison Mackay8th March 202012,691 Kb
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For our anniversary service, Alison reflects on four parables: the sower, the prodigal son, the lost sheep, and the good Samaritan.
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Getting to know God (Psalm 19)Mary Stringer1st March 202023,907 Kb
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'The heavens declare the glory of God', but we can walk with him in a more personal way. Mary explores this psalm with us.
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A life of spiritual blessing (1:1-14)Peter den Haan1st March 202016,296 Kb
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We open the letter to the Ephesians, and explore what it means to be a church family of those who are blessed in Christ by the Father's will.
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Walk of the upright (Psalm 15)Peter den Haan23rd February 202023,054 Kb
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Lord , who may dwell in your sacred tent? We explore the thumbnail sketch Psalm 15 gives of what it means to live God's way - and what that means for our character.
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Walking God's way (John 17:20-26)Jane Robson23rd February 202013,394 Kb
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God will level the mountains: but we are to walk the road as one, in him, with grace and love, the way Jesus has prayed for us.
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When life hurts (Psalm 5)Peter den Haan16th February 202022,739 Kb
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'Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.' David turns to God from a place of pain - and so can we.
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