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Sun, Dec 11, 2016
Passage: Luke 1:39-56
Duration: 37 mins 41 secs
Social Media is a great way of sharing your news with friends and family. Whether you face time, message, tweet or send an email, your news – good or bad, expected or unexpected – is received by your closest friends within seconds of it being sent. News travels but bad news or gossip moves with the speed of a guided missile – it’s the sort of thing that people rather like (even if they’d never admit it). Mary’s news was unexpected and, at least on a human level, unwelcome to some. Things would not have been easy for her in Nazareth, what with all the doubt about the father of the child – after all, who is really going to believe her story? God’s work? According to some she’s just a teenage peasant girl who’s made a mistake. Mary went to the one person who would understand what it meant to be chosen by God. Her cousin Elizabeth was also pregnant – another miracle, given her advanced age. Mary not only found a welcome but expressed her thanks to God in an outpouring of praise that celebrates God’s work past, present and future. Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would one day walk on water? Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy would save our sons and daughters? Did you know that your Baby Boy has come to make you new? This Child that you delivered will soon deliver you.
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Duration: 22 mins 4 secs
Locusts and wild honey may not sound like haute cuisine but it serves its purpose. Taken with clothes made out of goat hair, it provides the essential basics for food, warmth and decency, leaving you free to focus on what really matters. The coronation of a new King is an exciting and busy time. There’s a lot to get ready - no one wants any hold ups on the day itself which might prevent the King from coming to His Kingdom and taking his place on the throne. It’s a question of ploughing the road – making sure that the way is clear and path is as straight and easy as it can be. Advent welcomes the coming of the King. The way has already been prepared but it is equally as important that, when he turns up, we are not distracted either by the trappings of his arrival or by our own lack of preparation. Have you heard? Are you ready? Will you come and see? Will you receive, go and tell?
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Duration: 26 mins 37 secs
A destabilised, secular society where people had abandoned their trust in established “religion.” Competing superpowers squabbling over the spoils pf battle with political intrigue at every turn. Small wonder, then, that most people sought solace in anywhere they could find it. 700 BC is not so removed from 2016 AD – at least, in terms of the human need for security, meaning and hope. Then, as now, we can easily feel disempowered by events and decisions taken by others with (what we feel to be) little reference to us or to our needs. Just as our needs remain the same, the answer to our concerns hasn’t changed either, even though the world might have done. There’s still hope - but for us to embrace it, we have to step out of the darkness into the light, by trusting the Saviour God has sent us.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016
Passage: Jonah 3-4
Duration: 18 mins 38 secs
God was concerned about a generation of people in Nineveh but Jonah was only concerned about himself. It's all about me often sums up our attitude. How do we overcome this?
Sun, Nov 27, 2016
Duration: 31 mins 8 secs
We need God to forgive us and we need to forgive others, ourselves and God. How do we forgive those that have wronged us?
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Duration: 39 mins 16 secs
Are we doing the eight 'do's of love? Are we keeping away from the 'don't's of love?
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Passage: Jonah 2
Duration: 16 mins 22 secs
Jonah 2; 20 Nov pm
Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Passage: Jonah 1
Duration: 19 mins 25 secs
Jonah went down. Down to Joppa, down to the hold of the ship, down to the depths of the sea. At times we try to run from God. What does the book of Jonah tell us about running from God.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Duration: 25 mins 33 secs
Jabez lived his life in pain but rose above it. He lived a life of honour. Here we look at how we can stay honourable.
Sun, Nov 06, 2016
Passage: John 1:15-34
Duration: 22 mins 43 secs
John recognised Jesus as the lamb and the son of God.
Sun, Nov 06, 2016
Duration: 25 mins 20 secs
What can we learn from the suffering that Joseph experienced? Joseph was forgotten by family and friends but God remembered