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  • How All The Best Stories Begin

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
     | 527 views

    Life and death of John the Baptist

    Children’s story, 4 May 2003 Matthew 11:1-6 How must all the best stories begin? Once upon a time there was a man called Zach. Who would like to hold up the picture of Zach? Now Zach and his wife Liz had tried to have children throughout their married life but they couldn’t. How do you ...read more

  • God Creates, Sees, Blesses And Commands

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 556 views

    God creates, sees, blesses and commands

    God 1. Creates • Out of nothing (1:1, ex nihilo)- Hebrew: bara, rare word applied only to God cf. Man born blind (John 9:32)- literally, “Before the aeons, before the ages, it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind.” • Through recycling!- Hebrew, yasar- a ...read more

  • The Fall

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 527 views

    The tempter’s tricks and how to arm ourselves, man’s mistakes and how to avoid them, God’s grace and how to receive it

    Talk- The Fall (Genesis 3) “We don’t need lists of rights and wrongs, tables of do’s and don’ts: we need books, time, and silence. ’Thou shalt not’ is soon forgotten, but ’Once upon a time’ lasts forever…The Christian church says that the action of Eve in the story of Genesis…she ate the fruit, ...read more

  • Cain & Abel

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,057 views

    Why Cain’s offering rejected, Abel’s accepted, why Cain killed Abel, how God responded, how we should live in the light of this

    Children’s Talk • Sisters: Carol (13, going into year 9) & Abbie (10, going into year 6) • It was day before Mother’s Day • Both girls got a card for their Mum  Abbie went and bought the nicest… coloured card, glue, glitter, colouring pens…made the card (drew some sheep- Mum likes ...read more

  • All Things Work Together For Good Series

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,708 views

    The fivefold unbreakable chain of salvation

    Romans 8:28-31 That famous “All things work together for good” verse 28! We discussed this at some length last week to considerable effect! Here are five points to consider: We know- according to Wilson , this speaks of “experimental certainty, not tentative conjecture.” In other words, we ...read more

  • The Wedding Feast

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,409 views

    Five characters- indifferent rebel, violent rebel, hypocrite rebel, responsive guest, loyal servants. Includes children’s talk.

    Children’s talk- Josh’s party  London  Josh, 13th birthday  Dad, who had a big business with lots of workers and a big house in Chelsea, threw a party  Posted invites to his friends: David, Rebecca & Paul (brother and sister), Rachel and James (sister & ...read more

  • God's Promises, Provision And Preservation

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
     | 1,070 views

    Eternal security in Paul’s shipwreck

    Intro  Show Blaine pic  David Blaine- lot of time re-reading his diary; “The spirit is greater than the flesh” (Day 42); “My 44 days and nights of peace and torment” (Day 44) without food. A choice he made to abstain- why?  Test himself, gain admiration from the world, ...read more

  • Romans 1 To 8 Summary Series

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 13,887 views

    Summary plus questions on ending of Romans 8

    Chapter 1- Paul’s declaration of faith and desire to come to Rome, followed by his explanation of the world’s rebellion against God, who clearly exists from looking at creation Chapter 2- God is right to judge everyone as we all know from our consciences and when we condemn others. The Jews are as ...read more

  • Seek The Lord As Saviour Now, Or Face Him As Judge Later

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 935 views

    Hear the servant-Messiah speak

    Isaiah 61:1,2 (Cornhill Gobbet, 9/12/03) Context "Isaiah is like a miniature Bible. The first 39 chapters are filled with judgement upon immoral and idolatrous men. Judah has sinned; the surrounding nations have sinned; the whole earth has sinned. Judgement must come, for God cannot allow such ...read more

  • Three Great Principles Of Generosity

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
     | 1,406 views

    More blessed to give than receive, God is well pleased with generosity, as we give God supplies our need.

    Philippians 4:14-23 Cornhill morning devotion, 9/12/03 Do you sing in the shower? The other day I was listening to Radio 4 and I heard a man talking about his parrot. Well every morning this man would sing in his shower and the parrot was so talented it had learned to imitate all of the songs he ...read more

  • Who Is This Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father?

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
     | 1,973 views

    Jesus, the fulfilment of all things

    Isaiah 9 v1-7 DRBC 14/12/03 am Read: “For unto us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). Introduction • What is the first thing you do ...read more

  • Paul's Heart Cry Series

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
     | 944 views

    Bible study with questions for application

    Romans 9:1-5 Verse 1- Verily, verily, verily, verily, verily Paul is absolutely adamant that he is telling the truth: 1. “I tell the truth (positive) 2. “in Christ” (outer authority) 3. “I am not lying” (negative) 4. “my conscience also bearing me witness” (inner authority#1) 5. “in ...read more

  • The Passion Of The Christ Movie

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 13 ratings
     | 992 views

    Why we should not watch the movie, how to discover the true passion of the Christ

    Facts and figures re Mel Gibson’s ’Passion’ movie 12 years ago he started thinking about it 1774-1824- German nun’s life $25-$30 million of his own money $48m- box office gross by day three 48- Mel Gibson’s age 38053 page views of discussion site since January $27.99 xtra large Nail ...read more

  • Heaven- The New Jerusalem

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,353 views

    What will and won’t be in heaven

    Revelation 21-22:5- ‘Heaven- the New Jerusalem’ Intro Notions of Jerusalem • Archaeology & the Bible. “In Jerusalem in 1880 some school boys were wading in the Pool of Siloam when one…discovered some peculiar…marks that looked like writing. When they informed their teacher, Professor Conrad ...read more

  • Romans 9 Bible Study Series

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008
     | 1,053 views

    Rely on God, not your genes

    Romans 9 v 6-13 V6- All of the true Israel will be saved (11:26) God’s word, His promises of salvation had not failed, even though many ‘Israelites’ were lost, as the promises were to the true Israel. Who are the real children of Abraham, according to John the Baptist (Luke 3:7-9)? What ...read more