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Carol Service 2018: Complete Service, Thames Valley churches of Christ

We finished the year with a tremendous sing-song.  The Christmas spirit was strong as we sang carols, listened to children reading, took communion together and rejoiced over the birth of our King. 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 […]

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“The Bravest Person”, Luke 4.19-30, Thames Valley churches of Christ

We take a stroll into Nazareth and the synagogue there. Inside we find Jesus reading the scroll of Isaiah. What will happen next? The video shown part-way during the sermon can be found by clicking here. Thank you for listening and watching. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we […]

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“How to thrive spiritually”

On a recent tour of  Israel, I spent some good time with my old friend Douglas Jacoby.  We discussed the Psalms and he mentioned the book he’s written on them called “Thrive!”. I bought a copy and started reading it straight away. It’s been blessing my spiritual life and I thought I’d bring you a […]

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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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“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 […]

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“The Mwamba Bennett interview”

Welcome to my interview with worship leader Mwamba Bennett. She is part of the worship team in the Birmingham church of Christ. We discuss the strengths of the team, her own personal motivations in worship and much more. Please add your comments on this week’s topic. We learn best when we learn in community. Do […]

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“The connection between the kingdom, peace and joy”

What is the connection between the kingdom of the heavens, peace and joy? I’m teaching a three-part series on the kingdom for the Thames Valley churches of Christ.  There’s no way I will do it justice, but I do hope to make it more relevant to myself and the congregation.  One of the kingdom verses […]

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“How to have a harvest of joy”, Acts 8.1-8

“How to have a harvest of joy” “On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off […]

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“The Kingdom”: Class 1

“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.” (Matthew 4:23 NIV11) What is the Gospel? Matthew 4:23 If Jesus talked about kingdom, so should we, and we should think about it. 1. What does the OT reveal? Daniel 2:44 Daniel 7:13–14 Matt 28:17–20 2. […]

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“A tasty scripture-song sandwich”

The website I refer to in the podcast is Resound Worship. 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 […]