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Resurrection

By Ben Petersen, 03 May 2020

1 Corinthians 15 has been a wonderful reminder of how big a deal it is that God raised the Lord Jesus from the grave. Without the resurrection we don’t even have a gospel to preach, says Paul (1 Corinthians 15:13-19)! I pray that as you...

Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15 Reflection 2

By Gerry Straker, 02 May 2020

In 1 Corinthians 15 Reflection 1 we saw just how important the resurrection is: God will grow us like seeds 15:36-38 God has already created glorious things 15:39-41 We are carrying on where we left off... 3. God will recreate us in the image of the heavenly man 15:42-49 We...

1 Corinthians 15 Reflection 2

1 Corinthians 15 Reflection 1

By Gerry Straker, 01 May 2020

Many Christians are confused about what happens after death. Some hymns add to that confusion, for example these words from a hymn I love: 'Come, my Lord, no longer tarry,Take my ransomed soul away;Send thine angels now to carryMe to realms of endless day.' This sounds like...

1 Corinthians 15 Reflection 1

What has Obadiah taught me?

By Steve Sammons, 29 Apr 2020

When I first began to prepare to preach on Obadiah, Coronavirus was purely an issue in the Far East. Little did I know the context to which I would preach from this prophet would change so dramatically. And little did I know quite how relevant...

What has Obadiah taught me?

Loneliness

By Sean Tong, 27 Apr 2020

BZZZZZZ … the alarm beside my bed rips away the last remnants of sleep as I groggily get up. It’s Sunday. Is it Sunday? It is Sunday. But it’s not quite Sunday. If it’s Sunday, why am I not getting up earlier to get down...

Loneliness

On reading 4: Reading Classics

By Gerry Straker, 26 Apr 2020

In our first article in our series on reading, we saw that the place to start is always the Word of God and it’s been great to hear of some of our people reading the Word more. In our second article, we saw how in...

On reading 4: Reading Classics

On reading 3: We need help

By Gerry Straker, 24 Apr 2020

In our first article in our series on reading, we saw that the place to start is always the Word of God and it’s been great to hear of some of our people reading the Word more. In our second article, we saw how in...

On reading 3: We need help

Reading Creation 2 - Thanking God for sunshine, our teacher

By Gerry Straker, 22 Apr 2020

Yesterday we thought about how to read creation. As new creations ourselves (2 Corinthians 5:17), we can now see with new eyes the glory of God glowing in the world around us. The Word teaches us to read the world aright and the world sends...

Reading Creation 2 - Thanking God for sunshine, our teacher

Reading Creation

By Gerry Straker, 21 Apr 2020

It has been a gorgeous few weeks weather wise, don’t you think? We want to thank God for the sunshine. But the sunshine is not only an opportunity to thank God, the sunshine teaches us. We’ve been thinking recently about reading books, and there’s more...

Reading Creation

On Reading 2: Reading Changes Lives

By Gerry Straker, 20 Apr 2020

Reading is very powerful, it changes lives. ‘An ungodly Welsh clergyman, shopping at a fair in the eighteenth century, bought an article which happened to be wrapped in a page torn from an old Puritan portfolio [a form of book]. The reading of that one page...

On Reading 2: Reading Changes Lives