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What to do when you don’t know how to love God

Connection Crisis It’s awkward when you don’t know how to connect with someone. Even more so with God. How can we connect with the awesome, pure creator of all we see and cannot see? Let’s talk about that today.     Mexican Standoff I’ve just returned from a few days in Mexico where I was […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips Episode 76: “How to preach for the first time” – Part 2

What’s the best way to approach preparing your first sermon? I offer seven more tips to help first-time speakers. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. […]

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Three Ways To Protect Your Healthy Spiritual Eyesight

What we look at affects us. Visual images influence us emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. If that were not so, we’d not have photographs framed. Nor would companies spend what they do on advertising. We cannot always control what we see, but we do have a choice about what we look at.  Contact Lens Confusion I’m […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips Episode 75: “How to preach for the first time”

What’s the best way to approach preparing your first sermon? I offer seven tips to help first-time speakers. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have a question about teaching the Bible? Is it theological, technical, practical? Send me your questions or suggestions. Here’s […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 74: “How to Find the Answer to a Question”

Once we have identified the questions in a text, how do we go about finding the answers? I give you a peek into my method using MindNode. It’s a tiny tip this week because I’m on holiday and this was pre-recorded. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn […]

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How to Love a God Who Transcends

Is it possible to love a God who transcends? Can we connect with the creator of all we see and all we cannot see? What kind of relationship makes sense when we are mortal and God is not?  I’m not the first to wrestle with this question, but I have a particular reason for asking […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tip, Episode 73: “How to Find the Right Questions to Answer”

Before we preach from a passage in the Bible, we need to know what the questions are. Those questions need answering before we decide what to bring to the congregation. I share here one of my techniques to discover the questions using Accordance Bible software.   Thank you for watching this video or listening to […]

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The Sunday Sample 3rd September 2017

Date:  Sunday 3rd September 2017 Location: Bracknell Special Occasion: none The service in Bracknell this Sunday was a delight. Most summer wanderers had returned. It was good to see familiar faces again. Many of which had been significantly tanned.  Speakers Tim Dannatt preached. I shared the communion talk. Elliot and Emily talked about HOPE worldwide […]

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The Sunday Sample – 27 August 2017

Date:  Sunday 27th August 2017 Location: Watford & Lower Earley Special Occasion: none Both Watford and Lower Earley were empty! Seriously think we should consider having house-church on the August bank-holiday weekend. Not only are many away on holiday, but a bunch of Thames Valley folk are off at youth camp. We had a good time […]