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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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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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Fasting (Leviticus 16:29‒34; Matthew 6:16‒18)Peter den Haan31st March 201919,051 Kb
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“When you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret.” What spiritual good can abstaining from food do? Does it have to be food?
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Courage to become (Ephesians 2:9‒10; Jeremiah 18:1‒10)Peter den Haan31st March 201919,451 Kb
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We are the clay. Do we trust the potter? We need to submit in order to become his workmanship (Ephesians 2:10).
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Courage to be loved (Zephaniah 3:14‒20)Peter Walls24th March 201924,555 Kb
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For those of us with low self-esteem or carrying wounds, it can be hard to accept the love of God, or for that matter the love of the community. But we should hear the message right. The expression of the love of God in Zephaniah is preceded by an oracle of judgement.
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Silence (Isaiah 30:6‒18)Nancy Cervantes17th March 201911,059 Kb
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Another instalment in our series about the spiritual disciplines. In the quiet place, in solitude and silence, we can encounter God.
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Courage to be known (Psalm 139)Louise Hearn17th March 201918,994 Kb
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God knows us better than we know ourselves; a vulnerable but also comforting thought. We also should be able to be known by one another.
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The church (Ephesians 2:11‒22)Peter den Haan10th March 201912,138 Kb
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A reflection on what it means to be the church when there are so many different congregations and denominations. Preached at our anniversary cluster service.
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The Lost Sheep (Luke 15:1‒7)Peter den Haan10th March 20195,136 Kb
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We all know the parable of the lost sheep. But why did Jesus tell it again? A brief talk at our anniversary family service.
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Being transformed into His likeness (Romans 8.26-31)Russell Whiting3rd March 201922,458 Kb
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Tonight it was our privilege to have Russell Whiting, Development Manager at Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, open the word for us.
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Courage to fail (John 21:15-22)Peter den Haan3rd March 201915,574 Kb
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The restoration of Peter to his pastoral ministry tells us that we can take risks, fail dreadfully, and still be held by the grace of God and restored.
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