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What is in the heart
"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? (1 Samuel 15:34-16:13)

The Joy of Repentance
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. (Psalm 32)

Power
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. (Ephesians 6:10-24)

Slavery and Freedom
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. (Ephesians 6:1-9)

A Shepherd in Every Season
Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and we are the sheep! As he reflects on Psalm 23, Milton urges us not to confuse a change of scenery or season with the end of the journey. The presence of the Good Shepherd makes all the difference. (Psalm 23)

Love
The family is a key building block of the church. Paul speaks in terms of mutual submission, an idea quite alien to our "do whatever feels right" society. Christians differ in their opinion what to make of the headship language, but whatever your reading, one thing is clear: Kingdom relationships are very different both from patriarchy and from contemporary norms. (Ephesians 5:21-33)

Pentecost
Stott comments, "in this section of scripture Paul moves on from models of Christian behaviour to motivation, adding powerful incentives to righteous living." But how can we live as Jesus did, holy and righteous? The Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 5:5-21)

Purity
The church is meant to be rooted in the truth, and walk and talk in purity. This is as important as is unity. Growth in truth and holiness is an essential part of the Christian life. But how does faith turn into obedience without descending into legalism? (Ephesians 4:17-5:4)

Maturity
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? (Ephesians 4:1-16)

A New Confidence
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? Watch, receive, and be blessed. (Ephesians 3:14-21)

A New Ministry
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? (Ephesians 3:1-13)

A New Humanity
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? (Ephesians 2:11-22)

A Life of Resurrection
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. (Ephesians 2:1-10)

Wonder at his Grace
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. (Luke 24:1-12)

An Hour at the Cross
Enter the quiet place on Good Friday with this reflective mix of readings, poems, reflections, and music.

Lowly and Victorious
It’s Palm Sunday, and we’re reading Zechariah 9:9–12, 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?

Think About These Things
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.

Be still and know
Psalm 49 teaches us that 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.