Hopeful leadership in times of crisis

Whenever we face a crisis as a nation whether it be war, recession or a pandemic, we look for clear and strong leadership. In this final talk in our series based on the book of 1 Peter, we see the early church facing all sorts of crisis. It also includes

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Setting a hopeful example

1 Peter 2v11-25 Continuing in our series in 1 Peter we take a look at God’s counter-cultural command to ’submit’ to those in authority over us, whether governments or bosses, and whether they’re good or harsh. This was written in a time when Christians suffered discrimination, great injustice and violent

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Living as Strangers in the World

When we decide to become followers of Jesus we become Strangers in this world. We have a different allegiance and priority to the world around us. No matter what our race, gender, age or nationality we are firstly chosen by God to be sons and daughters of the king. That

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Finding Hope in a Time of Suffering

As Simon introduces this new series about the ‘Reason for our Hope’ he begins by looking at how to live during this time of suffering. Instead of grabbing hold of false hope and empty hope, the apostle Peter points us to a Living Hope. What does this look like and

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God’s empowering presence

Pentecost Sunday is the birthday of the church when we remember the pouring out of God’s spirit. Today, more than ever we need to experience God’s empowering presence that brings intimacy with the Father, a focus on Jesus and Holy Spirit power to do everything we are called to do.

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From Playground to Perfume

Evaluating where we are on your prayer journey is essential if we want to grow. We all need a push or a boost now and then, so let’s not stagnate and think nothing can change. With God, it really can.

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Praying without words

Are you someone who wants to connect with God in someway, but don’t know how to start or what words to use. In this talk, Simon looks at how in the Christian tradition, Contemplative Prayer helps us when we either don’t know what to say or are struggling for words.

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