Made To Measure

In the sermon on Sunday 24th February, one of the scriptures we are going to explore is Hebrews 4:14-16: Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not

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Deep Comfort

Yesterday’s sermon (February 17th) considered some deep theology — the sovereignty of God and why a biblical understanding of it is an amazing source of comfort to a Jesus-follower who is going through suffering. In the Old Testament, one book is pretty much solely focused on the question of suffering.

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Sundays During February

Sermons on Sunday mornings in February are looking at how Jesus-followers can walk with God through pain and suffering. Sermon recordings are made available on the church website, together with downloadable copies of the presentation slides used and the discussion sheets provided for small groups. Look out too for bonus

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The Green Monster

On Sunday (17th February), in part 3 of the Even Though series, we will look at a deadly trap that snares many going through hardship and affliction. It’s the trap of envying others. Why is God answering everyone’s prayers except for mine? Why do other people have it so easy,

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Chewing On It

We don’t talk about meditation much. I guess we don’t want people thinking that we advocate some form of transcendental meditation. Yet the Bible does mention meditation quite a bit. If fear does overtake us when we focus for too long and too hard on the wrong things, how can

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Out Of The Frying Pan

It is natural to think of suffering and trials as an ordeal by fire. That’s why the story in Daniel 3 speaks so powerfully to us. Ahead of this Sunday’s (10th February) second instalment of Even Though: Walking With God Through Pain & Suffering, why not read this story again?

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What We Bring To Our Sufferings

In Sunday’s sermon (3rd February 2019) we looked at what is already in us that we bring to our suffering. Flawed thinking and bad theology will make it harder to walk through your suffering and stay close to God with your faith and trust strong. So it is wise to

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Suffering And Our Prior Expectations

On Sunday 3rd February we begin four Sundays of looking at how Jesus-followers can walk with God through pain and suffering. In this video Paul Tripp talks about the assumptions and expectations that many of us bring into our experience of suffering. Some of these actually intensify the pain and

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