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  • Reflections Of The High Priestly Prayer

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on May 27, 2006
    based on 42 ratings
     | 4,258 views

    Four thoughts 1. The importance of prayer, 2. The goal of Jesus ministry, 3. The simplicity of his mission and 4. changed lifestyles

    DC/NR 28-05-06 Jn 17:1-19 : The High Priestly Prayer I was sent this story last week by e-mail: A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed. As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various ...read more

  • Encouraging The Church To Encourage

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Apr 23, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 7,895 views

    Some lessons from the early Church. In particular, encouraging the local church to be imitators of Barnabas the encourager, since he himself was Christ-like

    The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord (John 20:20)! On that Sunday evening, just two days after they had seen Jesus crucified dead and buried, Jesus appeared to his closest friends. Two days after the worst day they had ever experienced, his friends saw him alive and they were ...read more

  • Easter Sunday: The Day That Changed My Life!

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Apr 13, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,588 views

    The first Easter Sunday was the day that changed the lives of Jesus’ disciples. I can remember the day that changed my life. Could today be the day that changes your life?

    Matthew 28: 1-15 Q: Who can tell me how old Jesus was when he died on the cross? A: He was about 33 years old. Q: Who knows how long I have got left? OK, perhaps I should rephrase that one! Who knows how long I have got left until I shut up and sit down? A: About 10 minutes. Now of course there ...read more

  • The Kingdom Of God

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 51 ratings
     | 5,882 views

    We see in this passage that the kingdom of God is available to all, that it was achieved through the Cross and that it is costly.

    02-04-06 NR/NC Story: 26 Christians were crucified at Nizhizaka Hill in Nagasaki, Japan on 15 February 1597. Amongst them was a young seventeen year old boy, Thomas Kosaki, who had been sentenced to die for his Christian witness - along with his father. He wrote a letter to his mother ...read more

  • The Centrality Of The Cross

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,297 views

    We cannot avoid the centrality of the Cross if we are going to truly reflect to the world the true Gospel of Jesus.

    02-04-06 NR/NC Story: On 15th February 1597, 26 Christians were crucified at Niz-hiz-aka Hill in Nagasaki, Japan. Amongst them was a young seventeen year old boy, Thomas Kosaki, who had been sentenced to die for his Christian witness - along with his ...read more

  • Praying To A Sovereign God Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Mar 3, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 8,669 views

    God’s sovereignty is an incentive to prayer because it assures us that when we pray for things that accord with his will, he’ll gladly do them.

    Let me ask you something. Did you notice who’s at the centre of Paul’s thinking as he begins this letter to the Ephesians? Who is it who takes centre stage in the life of the Church? Who is it that the church is entirely dependant on for their very existence? There’s the answer in the first ...read more

  • True Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Feb 14, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 8,508 views

    True wisdom involves understanding your position before God and turning to him in repentance, asking him to restore you.

    Sermon by Camille Lang Are you wise? Who do you consider wise? What is wisdom? Here are some random wise sayings I found on the internet The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom - H.L. Mencken Men and nations behave wisely once they have ...read more

  • An Anonymous Little Girl

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Feb 11, 2006
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,450 views

    The witness of a seemingly insignifiant little girl has significant consequences

    NR 12-02-06 The story of the healing of Naaman – 2 Kings 5: 1-15 The Old Testament is full of wonderful stories of how God intervened in the lives of people. And not just God’s chosen people. For me, the story of Naaman the leper is one of the most fascinating of these Old Testament ...read more

  • Christmas Day: Meet With Jesus Today!

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 19, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,705 views

    A challenge to every listener to want to meet with Jesus, even on Christmas Day! (Especially with ’not-yet christians’ in mind)

    [Aim: For the congregation to want to meet Jesus, who came into the world in poverty.] Introduction The births column of the Bethlehem post reads: "FUTURE KING IN BED & BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION - At 1pm this morning BMT - (that’s Bethlehem Mean Time) - the future King of the Jewish Nation was ...read more

  • The Portrait

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 18, 2005
    based on 49 ratings
     | 6,036 views

    He who gets the son gets it all

    John 1:1-14 Whoever Takes the Son Gets It All Years ago, a very wealthy man shared with his devoted young son a passion for art collecting. Together they travelled the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and ...read more

  • Look Who Missed Out

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 16, 2005
    based on 68 ratings
     | 8,722 views

    The innkeeper and the Bethlehemites, Herod and Court and the High Priest and Priests

    Luke 2:1-7 – Don’t Miss the Baby Story: On the night before Christmas, a young father scolded his 3 year old daughter for having wasted expensive gold tasselled ribbon on a Christmas present. The next day however she gave him the present, a box wrapped with the golden tasselled ...read more

  • Punishment For God's People

    Contributed by James Jack on Dec 14, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,819 views

    God expects faithfullness from his people, so live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

    When I was a kid I remember having a friend over and playing cricket in the back yard. We repeatedly hit the ball over the fence into the neighbour’s hard and trampled all over their flower beds retrieving it. We were caught mutilating the backyard flora and my mother proceeded to berate me ...read more

  • Christmas Eve: A Saviour Has Been Born!

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 12, 2005
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,627 views

    This Christmas Eve sermon (with visitors and seekers in mind) encourages people to see that Jesus is for everyone. God sent Jesus for you!

    This week, as I have been reading Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus, I’ve found myself needing to put together some kind of a disclaimer. The draft version goes something like this: Concerning the birth of Jesus! If you are expecting to hear a message about a beautiful, pregnant young ...read more

  • The Missionary Mandate To Love One Another!

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 9, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,359 views

    God used Peter to write these words to a church under pressure, persecuted by the local community. Whatever our circumstances, Jesus has issued us with a missionary mandate to love one another deeply ...

    This piece of scripture was written by the apostle Peter to a church which was under pressure. Opposition from the local community was high. Violence and persecution towards the church was quite normal. It is a long way from my experience, but the call of God for the church to be Good News is as ...read more

  • Advent 1

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Nov 26, 2005
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,575 views

    What relevance does the Second Coming have to do with Advent - and what can we learn from it?

    Old Romney 27-11-05 Story: On 13th September 1759, one of the most significant battles of the 18th Century was fought – the Battle of the Heights of Abraham. The Heights of Abraham were (and still are) the cliffs above the St. Lawrence river in front of the strategic ...read more