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The Real Deal

Are you feeling happy? I hope very much that you, but even more so I hope that you are not feeling unhappy.  I know that many of you reading or listening to this are carrying significant burdens of worry and even sadness.  Some of you have known the acute pain of bereavement from those dear […]

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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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Who let the dogs out?

The story of Jesus’s encounter with the Canaanite woman in Tyre and Sidon is one of the more controversial events in His ministry.  On the face of it, He is being disgustingly rude to a foreign woman who is seeking His help.  I want to encourage you, however, that this is a wonderful story about […]

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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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Little YOU

In the animal kingdom and also to a large extent amongst humanity too, being small is a hazardous thing.  The smallest, weakest member of a newborn litter of puppies or kittens for example is known as a ‘runt.’  The runt of a litter is often pushed out of the way by the bigger stronger babies […]

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A blocked signal

Jesus came to this world with a life changing message of love. His top priority was to establish the just and loving rule and reign of our Father in heaven and He invited any who would listen to His message to join with Him in that endeavour. Many flocked to hear His message with joy, […]

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A cutting edge faith

Is your faith upsetting your family? If not why not? Is your faith upsetting your colleagues at your place of work? If not why not? The answer to these questions could be that it is because you’ve got something right or it could be that you got something wrong. On 30 September 1938, British prime […]

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