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“How To Hear When God Speaks To You Today”

I’m deep into the Epistle to the Hebrews at the moment. My preparation for the New Year teaching series is complete. But I want to make sure the book is feeding my soul. Not just my mind. Here’s a thought that came to me this week.     God’s Word exists to feed all of […]

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“What does the New Testament teach us about preaching?” Part 3 – ‘peitho’

This is part 3 of a four-part series looking at some of the Greek words used to describe teaching and preaching. We continue with ‘peitho’. Here are the references to its use in the NT: Matt 27:20, 43; 28:14; Luke 11:22; 16:31; 18:9; 20:6; Acts 5:36–37, 40; 12:20; 13:43; 14:19; 17:4; 18:4; 19:8, 26; 21:14; 23:21; 26:26, 28; 27:11; 28:23–24; Rom 2:8, 19; […]

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Episode 16, Sunday Sample, 17 December 2017 – “Sing A New Song”

  Locations: Watford and Bracknell Special Occasion: Watford ‘Pop-Up’ Nativity Service, and the Bracknell Carol Service The children had a whale of a time taking part in the Nativity in Watford and the song in Bracknell. Special thanks to Michelle who rehearsed the children for the latter, and to Joe and his team who got […]

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Episode 15, Sunday Sample, 10 December 2017

  Locations: Watford and Lower Earley – in theory Special Occasion: Lower Earley Carol Service Heavy snowfall meant I never made it to my second service. Traffic ground to a standstill between Watford and the M4. The Carol service in Lower Earley went ahead without me. I was bringing the laptop, and all printed materials. […]

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Corporate Worship Matters, Episode 7: “Seven Tips for a Cracking Carol Service”

  Do you want to have a cracking carol service this year? I have seven tips for you. Give people what they want Respect your resources Involve children Preach the Gospel Add something different Contrast majestic and the intimate Think about the wrapping Leave your ideas as comments, and pass the link on to anyone […]

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Episode 14, Sunday Sample, 3 December 2017

Locations: Watford and Bracknell Special Occasion: None Here is the outline of the devotional I shared with the worship teams in both locations. The Role of a “Joiner” • Last week we focussed on the ‘why’ of leading worship • Today we will think about our role in a specific way – that of ‘joiners’ ▾ Consider […]

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How to stop your smartphone getting between you and God

When is your smartphone your friend and when is it your enemy? What does it do to your relationship with God? I have tips to make it a spiritual asset.     SmartPhones are not the answer to all ills. Neither are they the reason for any societal decay you care to highlight. They are […]

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Episode 13, Sunday Sample, 26 November 2017

Locations: Watford and Lower Earley Special Occasion: “How to help a grieving friend” event in Watford I was involved in services in Watford and Lower Earley this last Sunday. As you can see in the picture above, the Watford children enjoyed their class on tree-climbing like Zacchaeus! Here is the outline of the devotional I […]