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HOW TO FIND TIME TO PRAY

You’ve already decided prayer is a priority. But life is busy. Crazy, even. You make resolutions about consistency. You have a good streak. But something trips you up. Inconsistency is the only consistency. What can you do? You don’t want to give up or feel guilty. Well, I have good news. You can find what […]

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The Sunday Sample, 23 July 2017

Date: Sunday 23rd July Location: Watford & Lower Earley Special Occasion: Outdoor ‘Bandstand’ Service in Watford’s Cassiobury Park Speakers II spoke in Watford. Johnson spoke in Lower Earley. I really enjoyed listening to him speak, and his wife Cicily sharing. It was good to hear about how God has moved in India. I loved doing […]

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HOW TO PRAY WITH CONFIDENCE – HEBREWS 10.19-22

Would you like to pray with confidence? God wants us near him – otherwise why send Jesus? Yet, even so, why is it we lack confidence in approaching him? Or, when in the act of praying, suffer from debilitating doubt? Today we’ll look at Hebrews 10.19-22 and discover three tips to help us pray with confidence. […]

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The Sunday Sample, 16th July 2017

Date: Sunday 16th July Location: Bracknell Special Occasion: none No service in Watford this week. The Bracknell Service of the Thames Valley churches of Christ went ahead as usual. The service was a bit of a test as to how some of our less experienced speakers would do and how far we’ve come. I was […]

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ARE YOUR PRAYERS A FENCE OR A GATE?

Do your prayers fence God in, or release the power of his Spirit?  Consider these verses: “And I will do whatever you ask in my name…….” (John 14:13) “…ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.” (John 15:7 NIV) The rodeo bull is frustrated waiting for the gate to open but all explosive energy once […]

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The Sunday Sample, 9th July 2017

Date: Sunday 9th July Locations: Watford and Lower Earley Special Occasion: none The services in Lower Earley and Watford were fairly standard – at least in structure. Nothing is entirely predictable when we gather, mind you! Speakers I spoke in Watford and Ben Dannatt in Lower Earley. The notable aspect of the lessons was the engagement […]

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Is it Selfish to Pray for Yourself?

Is it good to pray for yourself? Is it spiritually healthy to talk to God about your own needs? Have you ever wondered if you were doing a selfish thing by praying for yourself? If it is a positive practice, what is the healthy balance between praying for ourselves, and other aspects of prayer? I […]

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The Sunday Sample – 2 July 2017, “Sweltering at Wellington”

Date: Sunday 2nd July Location: Wellington Country Park Special Occasion: outdoor service for the Thames Valley Church After last week’s adventure in Dunstable for the Watford church, it was the turn of the Thames Valley church to go outdoors this week. We took everybody to Wellington country park for our annual outdoor service and barbeque. […]