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Forgive and forget?

Matt 18:21-35 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. As he began the […]

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Fruitfulness

Gal 5: 13-23 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be […]

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A mighty fortress is our God

Psalm 46 1 God is our refuge and strength,    an ever-present help in trouble. 2  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way    and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, 3  though its waters roar and foam    and the mountains quake with their surging. 4  There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,    the holy place where the Most […]

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Love covers a multitude of sins

1 Peter 4: 7-11 The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in […]

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Cyrus the Persian

“I will raise him up in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says the Lord Almighty.” (Isa 45:13) In March 1879 an Assyrian British archaeologist Hormuzd Rassam made the most incredible find. Whilst excavating the […]

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Debt

Do you have debts?  Most people do, but they remain in control. Some of you, however, may have had the awful experience of being in uncontrolled debt. Debt is like a deadly trap from which some people cannot escape.  Many incur even deeper debt through short term high interest loans or even resort to criminal […]

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Do I not destroy an enemy when I make him my friend?

Becoming a Christian is not brought about by subscribing to a list of Do’s and Don’ts and yet we are required to be different from those around us. St Paul writing to the Church in Rome provides a rather daunting list of characteristics and behaviours that he expects of Christian believers which sets us apart […]

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Put your hand in the hand of the Man from Galilee

We all have periods in our lives when we feel tensions and stress and we have found ourselves at times battling against a very strong head wind in our lives and some of us have metaphorically stepped out of a boat, attempting to walk on water and wished we hadn’t! We take comfort today, however, […]

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Too small fish?

Do you give your all to Jesus? I know I don’t, well not all the time. There are areas of my life which definitely belong on the agenda of an ‘improvement plan’ and writing this sermon has prompted me to consider giving more than ‘five loaves and two small fish!’ Jesus and His disciples had […]

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Nature’s 5th Columnist

Have you ever questioned why God allows evil in the world? It would be surprising if you haven’t. For many people the question of evil in a world ruled by a good and all powerful God is often a great sticking point for people in the quest for faith. Boethius, a 6th Century Roman scholar […]

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