1 & 2 Chronicles: God isn’t done yet

The Hebrew book of Chronicles has been divided in our bibles into 1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles. The church father, Jerome, suggested that it should be called the “Chronicle of all sacred history”. In this overview, intended to introduce a short series, Richard pulls out three strands where God is not yet “done”: humanity, sinners […]

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2 Chronicles 15: Drawing Near to God

Azariah the prophet called on King Asa of Judah to seek the Lord, because if they did, they would find God. Asa and his subjects in Judah and Benjamin, did just that by pulling down idols and cleansing their relationship with God through sacrifices. As we are in the first few days of a new […]

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Philippians 2:5-11 Reaching the Earth

It’s 50 years since astronauts first circled the moon and witnessed the ‘Earth rise’. This Christmas accomplishment in 1968 came at huge cost and with great personal risk. In this Christmas family service we thought about how God, at great cost and personal risk, came to Earth for us. Listen to this Bible talk on […]

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John 15:1-17 The Greatest Love

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13) As we pause and reflect on the sacrifice made by all those in our armed services in the Great War and in conflicts over the 100 years since, Richard speaks about how Jesus Christ gave his life for […]

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Adoption Sunday

In this sermon, Richard Wardman ponders the meaning of adoption, and how, in a spiritual sense, it is a picture of our relationship with God. In the same way, adopting or fostering a child is a great way of sharing God’s love with another person. It requires love, sacrifice and sharing of all that you […]

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Genesis 22: 1-19 Loving God Most

Sometimes, we follow God because we love Him and want to do his will. At other times, we may be at risk of believing His word not because we love Him, but because we love the blessings we get from God. To find out what really motivates us, love for God or love of blessing, […]

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Colossians 4:2-6: Praying for our Mission

The Church’s Mission is to go into all the world and make disciples. But how do we do that? Often, reflecting on why we are not better at passing on the gospel, it seems that we need to pray for more opportunities, to be clearer (and more enthusiastic) about passing on the good news, and […]

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1 Corinthians 12: Praying for our Minstry

  As the second part of our 2018 “Season of Prayer”, we look at 1 Corinthians 12, in order to consider how we can pray for the gifting that is necessary for us to serve God. We can pray for folks who don’t yet know their gift(s), those who don’t think that they have a […]

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Philippians 1:1-11 Praying for Maturity

Today, Richard Wardman talks to us about Gospel-driven prayer: praying for other people out of love, that they might grow into maturity in their following Christ, and praying for fruitfulness as Jesus’ love works in us to produce the fruit of the spirit, as well as bringing others into the  knowledge and acknowledgement of Jesus. […]

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