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Tuesday Teaching Tip Episode 167: “Why you need to prepare in advance”

How far in advance do you prepare your lessons? A conversation I had with a friend comes back to mind. His opinion is that,”The best sermons come straight from the heart and don’t need much preparation.” To be fair he has a point in that over-prepared lessons can be dry. And indeed, we shouldn’t need […]

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Malcolm’s Major Moments

27 July 2019 Adapt to thrive Thursday this week was the hottest day of the year and one of the very hottest ever in UK history since records began. We were all complaining about the heat, whilst simultaneously feeling guilty that we were complaining about the heat! An odd thing happened that morning that gave […]

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The Sunday Sample: Episode 93. “Posture in Corporate Worship”, Part 11 – Folding of Hands.

What is the usefulness and relevance of movement and posture in corporate worship? This is the 11th in a series on this topic inspired by a chapter in “Participating in Worship” by Craig Douglas Erickson. Today we look at the issue of folding of hands. What do you do with your hands when you pray? Do […]

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Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 98. “How to redefine yourself”

We continue our series today based on the book, “Unloading the Overload: Stress management for Christians” by Chris Powell and Graham Barker. Today we explore the issue of redefining ourselves. How does our view of ourselves and the ways others think of us effect our times of quiet with God? We will never grow to […]

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“By the Spirit” – Class 3, “Walk by the Spirit”

“By the Spirit” – Class 3 Walk by the Spirit 1. Walk Away, 5:16-21 Romans 7 – to which Romans 8 is the answer – a Spirit-guided response – 8:27 Rom 8:9 – we are in the realm of the Spirit, v12-13 we can put to death the old life All I dislike about this world will be improved […]

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Tuesday Teaching Tips, Episode 166: “How to use your imagination in preaching and teaching”

Today’s teaching tip is inspired by a question I received from my friend Johnson in India. Paraphrasing his question he asked: “Do you have any videos about Jesus’ life between the ages of 12 and 30?” A friend asked him what Jesus was doing in these years and he did not have a handy reply. […]

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“By The Spirit”, Class 3 Information

Lesson series for the Thames Valley churches of Christ What’s happening this Friday, 26 July 2019? It’s our third class in the series on the Holy Spirit. This time looking at Galatians chapter 5 and “Walking by the Spirit”. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. […]

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Malcolm’s Major Moments This Week, 20 July 2019

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 the email: malcolm@malcolmcox.org. If you’d like a copy of my free eBook on spiritual disciplines, “How God grows […]

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The Sunday Sample: Episode 92. “Posture in Corporate Worship”, Part 10 – Laying On Hands.

What is the usefulness and relevance of movement and posture in corporate worship? This is the 10th in a series on this topic inspired by a chapter in “Participating in Worship” by Craig Douglas Erickson. Today we look at the issue of Laying on hands. The most common example of laying on of hands in my […]

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“By The Spirit” Praying in the Spirit – Part 2

“By The Spirit” Praying in the Spirit – Part 2 “But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.” (Jude 1:20–21 NIV11) The Spirit is […]