Worship and teaching for the week

Nov 23, 2014 by

SERMONS AND TALKS 1. Three talks on The World as God sees it  - Hugh Palmer – All Souls Audio http://tinyurl.com/oz8bspk 2. NT Evidence for the Hebrew Jesus Spoke – Dr Steven Notley – Lanier Theological Library Vimeo http://vimeo.com/111429417 Commentary for Sunday 23rd November 3. Preaching Ideas and Commentary – Rev Peter Carrell http://tinyurl.com/kpdup7e 4. The Sunday Readings – Rev Stephen Trott http://laworgospel.wordpress.com/   WORSHIP 5. The bells of All Saints Church, Allesley...

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Protest and pray but above all be faithful – Archbishop Welby

Nov 18, 2014 by

At the morning communion service in full synod, Archbishop Welby preached on the suffering of Christians.  The Old Testament reading was from Daniel, the epistle from Revelation 6: 9-12 and Bshop Aggelos read the gospel – John 15: 18ff.  These are raw notes and not necessarily verbatim. Archbishop Welby said that there are two faces to the church in persecution – a face of pain and a face of faith. The pain is real. “The suffering is not romantic or uplifting, It is grim and terrifying. The...

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You cannot serve God and money

Nov 12, 2014 by

By Barbara Gauthier: During a CAPA meeting in Nairobi in early September, a number of African Anglican bishops heard Archbishop Eliud Wabukala deliver a powerful sermon on the theology of money and the spiritual danger of using it wrongly and allowing the love of it to control us and dictate our actions.  Beginning with the Biblical understanding of money as a servant, the Primate of Kenya traced how modern society in both the West and in Africa have allowed the power of money to corrupt the...

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From Remembrance to Faith and Hope

Nov 11, 2014 by

A sermon preached in an Oxfordshire village church on Remembrance Sunday. By  Andrew Symes.   We’re here to remember those who have died fighting in war, and especially in this centenary of the start of The Great War we remember the huge numbers of men who lost their lives, in France and Belgium and other parts of the world. When the war ended there was a national promise never to forget, and we have not done so, as the amazing popularity of the poppy display at the tower of London shows.  ...

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Reflection: An ‘A to Z’ (via XXX) of temptation

Nov 2, 2014 by

By David Baker, Christian Today: Jesus was in the wilderness for forty days, tempted by Satan (Mark 1:13) If you were to come to our house and use one of the computers, you would notice a small, unblinking eye on the toolbar of every screen. It’s the logo of an accountability program – a bit of computer wizardry which sends details to a family friend of any online surfing and individual websites which it regards as dubious. With an adolescent boy and a middle-aged man in the house – not...

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Christian atheists?

Oct 26, 2014 by

[Bill Muehlenberg offers a powerful challenge to embrace true discipleship.]   Atheists of course don’t believe in God. That is to be expected. But the question is, why don’t Christians believe God anymore? Why do they profess to be followers of Christ when by their very actions and their very refusal to obey the clear teachings of Scripture they demonstrate that they are none of his? …. We have become far too familiar with Scripture, and its ability to impact us deeply and radically...

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