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Series: Easter

How vast beyond all measure

Bible Text: John 14:15-21 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: Easter | As I read and re-read today’s verses from…

Sunday, May 17, 2020
As I read and re-read today’s verses from John’s gospel, I found a song growing in my mind. A song which grew louder and stronger. Stuart Townend’s ‘How deep the…
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I thank thee God

Bible Text: John 14:1-14 | Preacher: Cath Hilton | Series: Easter | Last week  we heard that Jesus came that…

Sunday, May 10, 2020
Last week  we heard that Jesus came that we might have life and have it abundantly - and that the invitation to follow Jesus is everywhere. In this week’s gospel…
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The Song of our Syrian Guest

Bible Text: Psalm 23:1-6 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Easter | The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He…

Sunday, May 3, 2020
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me…
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On our road to Emmaus

Bible Text: Luke 24:13-35 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Easter | I love this story of the road to…

Sunday, April 26, 2020
I love this story of the road to Emmaus. I have for a long time. But it’s for a different reason now. Scholars don’t seem to know where Emmaus actually…
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Our Tom

Bible Text: John 20:19-31 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Easter | I’ve a feeling that we would like Thomas!…

Sunday, April 19, 2020
I’ve a feeling that we would like Thomas! Today he’d probably be a Church Warden and we’d call him Tom. Only his mother ever called him Thomas. He’s a no-nonsense…
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Called by Name

Bible Text: John 20:1-18 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Easter | John told stories. Stories about people just like…

Sunday, April 12, 2020
John told stories. Stories about people just like you and me. In the closing chapters of his Gospel, we learn about the risen Christ through three people. Mary Magdalene, Thomas…
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Heaven

Bible Text: John 17: 3 | Preacher: Ralph Mallinson | Series: Easter | For the Vicar of Dibley heaven meant…

Sunday, June 2, 2019
For the Vicar of Dibley heaven meant being surrounded by mountains of chocolate. And many think of heaven in terms of food and drink: heavenly food, heavenly wine. For others…
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Paul & Silas – the TV Soap

Bible Text: Acts 16:16-34 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Easter | Our reading from Acts 16 tells us that…

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Our reading from Acts 16 tells us that if you’re looking for a quiet life then the very last thing you want to do is to go to a prayer…
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Seeing is believing or is it?

Bible Text: John 20:19-31 | Preacher: Margery Spencer | Series: Easter | Seeing is believing – or is it? Do…

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Seeing is believing – or is it? Do we believe everything we read in the newspapers or see on television or on film? Not always and rightly so. You only…
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The heavens declare

Bible Text: Psalm19 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Easter | At our last Sunday@Seven I was given a two…

Sunday, April 28, 2019
At our last Sunday@Seven I was given a two minute slot to say something about Psalm 19. Think of it as a speed-sermon! The intention is to have an 'open…
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I love it!

Bible Text: Psalm139 | Preacher: Gill Barnett | Series: Easter How much do you love: Chocolate The smell of fresh…

Thursday, May 17, 2018
How much do you love: Chocolate The smell of fresh baked bread Having your feet done Singing Settling into your bed at the end of a busy day? What’s on…
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The power to change

Bible Text: Luke 24:36-48 | Preacher: Ralph Mallinson | Series: Easter Imagine in your mind’s eye, if you will, the…

Sunday, April 15, 2018
Imagine in your mind’s eye, if you will, the scene St. Luke describes today. As ever, he describes it in very lively and realistic way, almost as if he had…
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