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Jonah – it wasn’t supposed to be like this

Today we get that awkward bit in Jonah. The tail end, if you like, after the ‘whale’ has gone. A…

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Today we get that awkward bit in Jonah. The tail end, if you like, after the ‘whale’ has gone. A prophet wasn’t supposed to be upset when his warning is…
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Forgiveness

Families are wonderful, aren’t they? What would we do without them?  They provide us with good times and occasionally not…

Sunday, September 13, 2020
Families are wonderful, aren’t they? What would we do without them?  They provide us with good times and occasionally not so good times. In our Old Testament reading, we heard…
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The Restoration People

My wife and I love watching The Repair Shop on the BBC. People bring in treasured heirlooms in urgent need…

Sunday, September 6, 2020
My wife and I love watching The Repair Shop on the BBC. People bring in treasured heirlooms in urgent need of repair, to a group of experts skilled in their…
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Is there a burning bush waiting for you?

Back in January, I had the privilege to reflect on this same passage, about Moses and the burning bush, with…

Sunday, August 30, 2020
Back in January, I had the privilege to reflect on this same passage, about Moses and the burning bush, with a congregation in Manchester Cathedral. Some of you here were…
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Get out of the boat

Bible Text: Matthew 14:22-33 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Trinity | God be in my head & in my…

Sunday, August 9, 2020
God be in my head & in my understanding; God be in our hearts & in our thinking. Amen If you were to pick just one Bible passage which sums…
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Your free gift

Bible Text: Isaiah 55:1-3, Psalm 145:15-21, Matthew 14:13-21 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Trinity | Most of us have…

Sunday, August 2, 2020
Most of us have e-mails. Some may use them more than others. But what if you received an e-mail apparently from God? Would you open it - or would you…
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Rethink religion

Bible Text: Isaiah 44:6-8 | Preacher: Keith Trivasse | Series: Trinity | Once upon a time, a time long, long…

Sunday, July 19, 2020
Once upon a time, a time long, long ago, the people of Israel believed in their God, Yahweh. But they also believed that the other peoples had their own gods.…
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My yoke is easy – really?

Bible Text: Matthew 11:16-19,25-30 | Preacher: Cath Hilton | Series: Trinity | “Come to me, all you who are weary…

Sunday, July 5, 2020
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and…
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Jesus applauding key workers

Bible Text: Matthew 10:40-42 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Trinity | I can tell you exactly when Jesus was…

Sunday, June 28, 2020
I can tell you exactly when Jesus was finishing off these instructions to the disciples. It was 8pm and it was a Thursday. Jesus was stood outside the front door…
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Good to talk

Bible Text: Acts 10:34-43, Acts 11:19-26 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: Trinity | We heard two portions of scripture…

Sunday, June 28, 2020
We heard two portions of scripture from the Acts of the Apostles - Acts 10: 34-43 and Acts 11: 19-26. In the first, Peter is speaking to Cornelius and his…
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Prepared to be Different

Bible Text: Matthew 10:24-39 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: Trinity | In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear some…

Sunday, June 21, 2020
In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear some no-nonsense talking from Jesus as he continues to prepare his disciples for the realities which face them as they take his teaching of…
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How do we get Him back again?

Bible Text: Acts 1:6-14 | Preacher: Ian Banks | Series: Ascension | “So, we got Jesus in there. How do…

Sunday, May 24, 2020
“So, we got Jesus in there. How do we get him back out again?” It must have been a dilemma for God and his angelic extraction team as they figured…
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