This section is devoted to thoughts and questions based on our Sunday sermons, to help us continue to reflect on and apply the teaching.

1 John 2 v14

In 1 John 2 v14 John says “you have overcome the evil one”.  To overcome means not to have avoided, but to have experienced, without being defeated or deterred. Sometimes we think spiritual success is to have been spared difficulty, but actually, we are called to overcome.  We will have...

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1 John 2:6. 25th February 2018

Default is a word that used to be rarely used.  We know it now as the natural opening settings on a computer document, the format the computer reverts back to when a new file is opened.  So we have the default font, the default page size, the default language etc. ...

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Acts 9 – Mark Maybury. 18th February 2018

At a time of massive change in his life Saul needed somebody to reach out to  him and vouch that he was a new creation, a follower of Christ. That man was Barnabas. We read in Acts 9  that  Barnabas told the apostles  how Saul  had seen the Lord and...

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Renewal 4

John 1v8-9 In 1 John 1 verse 8, John says, “8   If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. ”  That can sound scary but the context is John’s deep desire that we might know the love of Jesus, and his...

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Renewal 3

Devotions 1 john 1 v5 God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. These are the words in I john we have looked at recently, there is no darkness in God, no evil, do deceit, no confusion, no uncertainty. Therefore, he is totally trustworthy. Light always overcomes...

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Renewal 2

Have you ever found yourself cringing when the news reports the behaviour or words of those who call themselves Christians yet act without love, mercy or justice? This discrediting of the name ‘Christian’ has led some to want to find a new label to describe those of us who believe...

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Renewal Sunday 7th January 2018

Reflections on following Jesus. (Questions below videos) Part 1 Part 2 In Matthew 4:19 Jesus calls his first disciples, telling them to follow him in rescuing people – “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” On Sunday we highlighted seven behaviours of...

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Introduction to Devotionals

Introduction From time to time we will post some thoughts and questions based on a recent Sunday sermon.  The idea is to help us continue to reflect on and apply the teaching we receive.  Some may find it helpful to have a journal handy to drop down ideas and prayers...

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