Archive for February 2017

Torn Between One Way and Another, Mark Nicholas.

Romans Chapter 7

 

In chapter 7 of Paul's letter to the church in Rome, Paul clarifies the relationship between ourselves, the law and sin.

 

For even though the desire to do good is in me, I am not able to do it.  I don't do the good I want to do; instead, I do the evil that I do not want to do.

 

To watch the video that accompanies this series, "Paul's Letter to the Romans Part 2" by The Bible Project, click here

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Adam and the Fall: Genesis 3

The second part of our teaching series, Bible 101, taking a journey through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Tonight's session is lead by Allan Eaglesham.

 

At the end of each session there are a number of questions for discussion and these are reproduced below:

1. If there was no FALL of man why would Jesus have to be crucified? See Gen 3:15

2. Satan is a good liar he tells half-truths and calls into question what God has said. How does this information help us to resist the devil today?

3. Adam is held responsible for eating the fruit of the tree does that tell us anything about trying to make excuses for our behaviour ?

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Prayer: Agonised Longings that Never Find Words, Maria Pilcher

Romans Chapter 8 v 8-28

 

We continue to delve into Paul's letter to the church in Rome as Maria picks up the theme of prayer from Chapter 8.

 

The Spirit of God not only maintains this hope within us, but helps us in our present limitations. For example, we do not know how to pray worthily as sons of God, but his Spirit within us is actually praying for us in those agonising longings which never find words.

 

To watch the video that accompanies this series, "Paul's Letter to the Romans Part 2" by The Bible Project, click here

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Sunday 12 February 2017

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea; Mark Nicholas.

Romans Chapter 6 v 1-12

 

Having  reached Chapter 6 in our study of Romans which we began late last year, Mark expands on the teaching surrounding baptism. 

We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.

 

To watch the video that accompanies this series, "Paul's Letter to the Romans Part 2" by The Bible Project, click here

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Bible 101 Part 1

In the Beginning: Genesis 1

The first of our teaching series, Bible 101, lead by Andrew Dick, taking a journey through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. 

At the end of each session there are a number of questions for discussion and these are reproduced below:

 

1. What difference does it make if creation from nothing happened before the six days of Genesis 1?

2. Do you think that God creating the earth as a Temple is a reasonable way of interpreting Genesis 1, especially in terms of how we might trace this theme throughout the rest of the Bible?

3. Does that God made a garden for his own Temple have implications for how we treat this planet?

4. If men and women represent God together, how does this impact on gender equality?

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Sunday 05 February 2017

The Big Picture: Mark Nicholas.

Romans Chapter 5 v 12-21

 

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

 

To watch the video that accompanies this series, "Paul's Letter to the Romans Part 2" by The Bible Project,  click here

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