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Tested in the Wilderness

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Tested in the wilderness Luke 4:1-13 Read Genesis 3:1-15 Who is Jesus? Luke tells us right at the start: You are my Son whom I love; with you I am…

First Sunday of Lent

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A girl came home from her church school and said, ‘Mum do you know what they’re giving up for Lent – chocolate! What’s the point of giving up chocolate? I…

Prayer for the week

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Prayer for the week Sunday: Create space to read the Bible for 15 minutes, asking God to speak through His Word. Monday: Every time you look at your ‘phone, bring…

When you pray

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When you pray Prayer is the universal cry of humankind. It is often a cry of desperation or anger or last resort. Down through the centuries and in every culture,…

Love your enemies

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‘I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven.’ Matthew 5:44-45. Shamima Begum wants to return…

Discipleship – it’s a challenge  Luke 6:27-49

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In these verses Jesus says some very challenging things for  those who profess to be Christians. So how seriously do we take the words of Jesus here? Or how readily…

Beware of complacency

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Blessed are you poor, for yours is the Kingdom of God. Woe to you who are rich, for you have already received your comfort. Luke 6:20;24 This is uncomfortable reading.…

Rejected at Nazareth

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Luke 4:14-30 Rejected at Nazareth So here we are at the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus. In all the gospels Jesus emerges from the wilderness and straight into…

The Spirit of the Lord

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The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has appointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.’Luke 4:18 When you read this verse and the ones that…

John the Baptist

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John the Baptist Luke 3:1 -20 Well, what a freaky character! Can you imagine saying to your friends, ‘We’ve got this really good speaker talking about God,’ and John turns…

Calling in the Wilderness

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‘A voice of one calling in the wilderness, “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.”’ We begin our ‘Look through Luke’ this Sunday which will take…

Epiphany: Matthew 2:1-12

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Epiphany – Matthew 2:1-12 We three kings of orient are One in a taxi, one in a car One on a scooter tooting his hooter Following yonder star. Well that…

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