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Sunday 20 Aug – People God called – Isaiah

Today we looked at the story of Isaiah’s call. Confronted with the holiness of God, he was called to perform a task of which he knew nothing. He accepted the call, not because he felt himself equal to the task, for the task had not been disclosed to him, but because he knew and trusted the one issuing the call. Jonathan considered the implications of this for each one of us. Download or listen to his talk here.

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Sunday 13 Aug – The purpose of creation

At the end of a VBS week looking at God’s creation, Jonathan chose to talk about the ways in which God’s glory is displayed in his creation. As we too are part of that creation, this has implications for the way we live our lives. Download or listen to Jonathan’s talk here.

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Sunday 6 Aug – People God called – Jeremiah

Today Roger introduced us to another in our series of people God called: the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah’s task was to remind God’s people that a covenant has two sides — God makes promises that are conditional on the people’s response. This wasn’t a popular calling, but it was the life’s work to which Jeremiah was called. Listen to or download the full story here.

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Sunday 30 July – People God called – King Saul

It’s hard not to like King Saul when you read about him. Reluctant to take the position of kingship forced upon him, he was a great warrior, faithful to one wife, and he did not levy undue taxes on his people or impose forced labour on them. Why then does the Bible look back on him as almost a pantomime villain? Jonathan explained why another of Saul’s attributes counted against him. Listen to or download his talk here.

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Sunday 23 July – The power and the glory

I’m sorry for the hiatus of the last few weeks – we’ve suffered from poor sound quality of the service recordings, which has meant they were not suitable for publication. However, this week we were back to normal, as Siobhan spoke to us about the closing phrase at the end of the traditional Protestant Lord’s prayer. You won’t find it in the gospels, but its roots go back much farther, to King David himself. While we may not give this ending a great deal of attention, the topics of kingdom, power and glory contain a great deal that should give us pause for thought. Listen to or download Siobhan’s words here.

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