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“How to make nerves your friend”, Part 4

Nerves are the secret sauce in public speaking. They can be your friend, not your enemy. In this fourth of four episodes on the topic we look at how to handle nerves after the speaking is over. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you […]

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“A pre-service devotional for a worship team on Psalm 3”

I shared the following devotional with the worship teams of the Watford Church of Christ and the Thames Valley churches of Christ recently.  I hope you find it helpful in preparing your heart and mind to leave others in corporate worship. If you use it with your group, please let me know how it is […]

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“How to build healthy spiritual habits”

We’d all like to have healthy spiritual habits. But how do we build them? And what we do if we feel guilty about the need for external support? Encountering some dog walkers on my prayer walk this morning reminded me of how helpful it can be to have a friend when trying to establish healthy […]

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“How to make nerves your friend”, Part 3

Nerves are the secret sauce in public speaking. They can be your friend, not your enemy. In this third of four episodes on the topic we look at how to handle nerves in the actual act of speaking. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do […]

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The Kingdom, Class 3

“The Kingdom” Class 3 Becoming a kingdom person Handout: Kingdom Class 3 Handout “The community or people ruled by God and with whom he dwells, to some extent reality now but to be fully consummated in the future” What is reality? Who is well-off or blessed? Who is a truly good person? How do you become a truly […]

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“Why we should always be flexible with our song choices”

Last week in my interview with Mwamba Bennett she mentioned an occasion when they changed a song during their church service.  As it happened, this coming Sunday gave me reason to do the same thing. TJ was preaching on the opening verses of Isaiah chapter 6: “I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on […]

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“Sing a song with God”

Do you sing in your times with God?  Is it part of your relationship with him?  In today’s podcast and video I reflect on an experience I had last night and connected with something that happened a little while ago in my local woods. Thank you for listening and watching to this recording. Please add […]

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“Amazed!”, Acts 8.9-25

“What amazes you?” The possibility of the amazing is what keeps us looking forward The possibility of the amazing is what keeps us optimistic The possibility of the amazing is what keeps us faithful People who lose the possibility of the amazing lose the life for which they were designed What helps and what gets […]

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“How to make nerves your friend”, Part 2

Nerves are the secret sauce in public speaking. They can be your friend, not your enemy. In this second of four episodes on the topic we look at how to handle nerves in the pre-speaking phase. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do you have […]

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“The Kingdom” Class 2

“The kingdom of heaven is like….” (Matt 13.24; 31, 33, 44, 45, 45, 47, 18.23; 20.1; 22.2) “The community or people ruled by God and with whom he dwells, to some extent reality now but to be fully consummated in the future” Kingdom Class 2 Handout The Kingdom Class 2 Slides 1. “Your kingdom come” Present with Jesus […]