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It’s the third class of three on the “Atonement” tonight in the Thames Valley churches of Christ. We’re looking at how we communicate the cross to people who do not believe in it, understand it – or have never heard of it. There’s also a point on preparing and delivering engaging communion talks. But more on […]

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How to Beat Bitterness

I saw a newspaper article that went something like this: “A bitter Paul Donovan repeatedly vandalised the grave of a childhood friend. The reason? He claimed the friend stole £230 from him 56 years ago. The 69 year-old received a sentence of two years’ probation.” An old proverb says, “Bitterness is the poison you drink while hoping […]

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Unroll.me – taming the email monster

Would you like an extra few minutes a day? An hour? Me too! Whatever makes email easier must be a good thing. Here you go …. Allow me to point you in the direction of something that’s given me time and reduced headaches. I don’t often endorse products (and I’m not being paid for this), but Unroll.me has […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips: “How to choose a commentary” – VIDEO

How do we decide which commentary to use for lesson preparation? There are so many out there! And – how do we rank the ones we already have? A new resource has come to my attention – www.bestcommentaries.com. We take a look at it to see how it might help us make these important decisions.

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Tuesday Teaching Tips: “How to choose a commentary” – AUDIO

How do we decide which commentary to use for lesson preparation? There are so many out there! And – how do we rank the ones we already have? A new resource has come to my attention – www.bestcommentaries.com. We take a look at it to see how it might help us make these important decisions. […]

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Starting Songs Together as a Worship Team: “Oneness”

Should we start songs together as a team? Why might this matter?  Three reasons. Modelling. Our job as a team is to lead a group of people in corporate worship. We need to model this corporate worship. Starting together makes a difference. If we are a team it is important to function in that way, demonstrating […]

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What we’re reading: “Zeal Without Burnout”: Endure! – AUDIO

Jesus said, in John 4.31–34, “My food is to do the will of him who sent to me and to finish his work.” He finished that work, John 19.30. Jesus work ended – so it seemed – in failure, but we know different – 1 Corinthians 15.58. A prayer: Lord, make my life of service worth something; make it […]

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What we’re reading: “Zeal Without Burnout”: Endure! – VIDEO

Jesus said, in John 4.31–34, “My food is to do the will of him who sent to me and to finish his work.” He finished that work, John 19.30. Jesus work ended – so it seemed – in failure, but we know different – 1 Corinthians 15.58. A prayer: Lord, make my life of service worth something; make it […]

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Bumping into friends in service

Unexpected encounters with friends are always a delight. Saturday provided two such pleasures. Penny & I popped along to the New Hope open day – a charity for which I volunteer. I’m impressed with their work and recommend them to anyone in the Watford area looking for an opportunity to make a difference. After a welcome flapjack […]

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“Small is Beautiful” Luke 13.18-21

What do seeds and yeast have to do with the kingdom of God?  Choice of two versions of the same sermon here: Watford: Lower Earley: