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“Should Christians be involved in politics?”

Sermon for the Watford church of Christ “Should Christians be involved in Politics?” SCRIPTURES (1 Timothy 2:1–8 NIV11) (Romans 13:1–5 NIV11) (Luke 20:21–26 NIV11) (Titus 3:1–2 NIV11) (1 Peter 2:12–17 NIV11) (Matthew 28:18 NIV11) (Colossians 2:9–10 NIV11) Discussion “Christians should be involved in politics” “Christians should not be involved in politics” Politicians of christian faith  William Wilberforce:  “Never, never will we desist till we […]

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“Jonah – the prophet who hated the God who loved”

Malcolm Cox, sermon for the Watford church of Christ JonahThe subversive story of a rebellious prophet who hates God for loving his enemies. Why does Jonah run? Why does Jonah tell the sailers to kill him? What was it like for Jonah in the fish’s stomach? Why does he not say sorry? What is odd […]

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“New Year, Newer You!”, Ephesians 2.19-22, Malcolm Cox, Watford Church of Christ

Eph2v22 Slides Eph2v22 Handout Introduction We are all building something Have a choice as to what build And how well we build What kind of building we turn out to be How closely we are building to God’s design – or not 1. New Identity, v19 Nothing more fundamental Identity theft serious Something exciting to […]

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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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“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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“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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“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 […]

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“Return to be refreshed”

If you are watching the video you will notice that I am not my usual place to record today’s quiet time coaching episode. That’s because I felt called, drawn even, to go back to a place where I prayed regularly five years ago. I have just finished my prayer time there and wanted to share […]