The Good Life

In John 10:10, Jesus tells his followers that he came to give the abundant life – the good life. Sadly, few people experience the life Jesus intended. During this pandemic many of us have had to relook at our lives and our priorities. Everywhere we look, we find competing ideas

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Finding contentment with much and with little

Paul, who wrote Philippians, boldly states that he’s “learned the secret of being content… whether living in plenty or in want”. So, what is this secret? How long did he take to learn it? What does being content with plenty even mean?  Let’s find out…

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Overflowing with God’s peace

Deep, lasting peace is something we would all say we are after, particularly during these challenging times. God promises us in scripture a ‘peace that passes all understanding and guards our hearts and minds’. During this talk Simon looks at these promises and discovers what part we have to play

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Finding joy through Perseverance

The apostle Paul wrote about pressing on and persevering while he was in jail. That’s a challenge! He compared life to a long-distance race – like a marathon. How can we persevere with God, in His strength, and not lose heart over time? He gave some good pointers to how

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Finding joy even in the January blues

Psychologists have named the third Monday in January as the ‘saddest’ day of the year. With the bad weather, dark nights, post-Christmas debt and failed new year’s resolutions (not to mention the third lockdown) where do find hope? In our series ‘living a joyful life’, the apostle Paul has a

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Finding joy in the hard times

As we start this new series on ‘Living a Joyful Life’ based on the book of Philippians, it seems so appropriate for us to learn from Paul who is himself in prison locked up, as we go through another lockdown. We are all struggling with different aspects of this pandemic

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Finding joy in our shared vision

As we begin a new year, Simon shares some exciting news around the vision for St Andrew’s over the next few years. In the midst of this pandemic, it is really hard to look beyond our current situation, so it is encouraging to see what God is doing to prepare

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Facing the New Year with God

We’ll be looking at a secular perspective to face the New Year, a pessimistic perspective and a biblical perspective – hopefully leading us to see that the answers for this coming year don’t lie within ourselves, but with Christ and Christ in us.

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