Advent 2019 Week 2

In this talk, we again look at the period of waiting which we call Advent. This is derived from the Latin words meaning “to come”, and is the period when we prepare spiritually for Christmas, the time when Jesus was born as a baby in Bethlehem. Richard Wardman looks again at the prophecies of Isaiah, […]

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Advent 2019 Week 1

Advent is the time of waiting: waiting for Christmas, waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is easy to get caught up with the commercial side of Christmas: shopping, exchanging gifts, sending cards and eating and drinking, but Advent gives us the opportunity to press pause for a few minutes to reflect on the […]

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Galatians 4:8-20 The Appeal of the Apostle

Our visiting speaker giving this bible talk is Colin Poyntz from Winslow, an old friend of New City Church. His church has been working its way through the book of Galatians, and we are delighted that he was able to teach us from Galatians chapter 4. Paul is talking to the folk in Galatia (now […]

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Genesis 32: Growing in Grace

In this talk, Richard Wardman is continuing to tell the story of Jacob, from Genesis. Jacob was originally a con artist, chiseling his brother out of both his rightful place in the family and his father’s blessing. He’s been away with his mother’s family, who cheated him of his proper wages and tricked him into […]

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Luke 14:1-14 Come Dine with Me

Can you imagine what it might be like to sit down to a meal with Jesus? In this sermon, Caleb Woodbridge looks at what Jesus had to say to a group of religious people who invited him to dinner. It is fair to say that he didn’t hold back! This talk is based on Luke […]

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How can we know that we will arrive at our destination? If you’re on foot you might rely on landmarks; in a car, you could depend on a satnav. But what about the destination of our Christian lives? How can we be sure that we will get to heaven, despite our wrong-doing, a world that […]

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In Genesis 28, Jacob has an encounter with God, through a dream. In this talk, Richard Wardman shows us how much Jacob is being transformed. Like many of us, Jacob finds that the consequences of past actions can affect our present lives; the crunch is how we deal with them: finding God’s mercy and forgiveness […]

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When Jacob was on the run from his brother and father’s anger, he came to a place that he thought was nowhere special. He went to sleep – and had a dream that changed the course of his life. He had an encounter with God that changed his beliefs, and because of that, changed his […]

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Genesis 24: God’s Providence

Now it’s Autumn, we start a new series in Genesis, on the life of Jacob. Richard Wardman kicks off this series by looking at Isaac, Jacob’s father. He asks the question, “Are we looking at the details of how God will provide for us, or the big picture?”

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