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  • How Can I Enter The Kingdom Of Heaven?

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on May 9, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 927 views

    We cannot enter the kingdom of heaven through religious observance, but we can through knowing Christ!

    Jesus’ view of scripture: Jesus was often accused of breaking the Sabbath day (Mt 12:1-2). Jesus’ disciples were accused of not following tradition (Mt 15:2), and Jesus himself was accused of blasphemy. Much more than just eyebrows were raised when Jesus entered the temple at Jerusalem, as he ...read more

  • One Of The Post Resurrection Appearances Of Jesus

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on May 4, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 5,782 views

    Luke only offers us two post Resurrection appearances of Jesus - this is one of them - Why?

    Story: Malcolm Muggeridge was a Marxist before he found Christ. During the Cold War he travelled to Russia to write a story about the Communist party and the decline of religion in that atheistic regime. After conducing a series of interviews with officials in the Kremlin, he attended a ...read more

  • Called To Be 'salt And Light'

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on May 3, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 676 views

    A short sermon aimed mainly at a large group of ’not-yet’ Christians coming on a Sunday morning. Israel was called to be salt and light but made a hash of it. Jesus was, and still is salt and light, and calls us to be salt and light.

    Have you ever left detailed instructions only to return and find things in a bit of a mess? Perhaps you left instructions with your children as they were sat around the dinner table, and when you returned just 2 minutes later there was food everywhere, tears flowing, and blackcurrant juice dripping ...read more

  • Encouraging The Church To Encourage

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on May 1, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 6,166 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

  • Scouting

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 25, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,346 views

    A true faith is the key to the heart of scouting

    DC – 23-04-06 A talk at a scouting service in Dymchurch 2006 The founder of the scouting movement Lord Robert Baden Powell believed that a religious faith was important for his scouts "When asked where religion came into Scouting and Guiding, Baden- Powell replied, “It does not come in ...read more

  • Easter 2006

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 25, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,241 views

    The Resurrection - myth or reality

    EASTER 2006 Story: There is a story told, about a painting of Goethe’s Faust on display in the magnificent Louvre Museum in Paris, France. In the picture, Faust is seated at a table engaged in a competitive game of chess. And at first glance, it looks like Faust is losing. His opponent ...read more

  • Easter 2006 Smm

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 25, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 654 views

    Is seeing really necessary to believing?

    SMM/NR Easter 2006 A Touch from the Risen Lord The bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ is a central pillar of the Christian faith. St. Paul summed up the Christian faith like this: For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: i) that ...read more

  • Easter Sunday: The Day That Changed My Life!

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Apr 19, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,161 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 Apr 3, 2006
    based on 51 ratings
     | 5,104 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 Apr 3, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,712 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

  • The Call To Repentance

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 994 views

    A call to repentance, a call to change to our country, to the church, and to ordinary people.

    We continue this morning with our walk through a short book written by a friend of Jesus called Matthew. Matthew was a tax collector, and 2000 years ago being a tax collector really was an unpopular job! Being a tax collector was a bit like being a ‘collaborator’ during the Second World War. ...read more

  • Proclamation And Demonstration Belong Together!

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 786 views

    Jesus taught, Jesus preached Good News, and Jesus demonstrated the compassion of God. We are called to represent him by doing the same.

    Jesus is now being followed by Peter, Andrew, James and John. They have all left their fishing nets (Matthew 4:20) to follow Jesus; and James and John have left their Father Zebedee to follow Jesus (Matthew 4:22). I know that some of you have left things behind to follow Jesus, left things ...read more

  • Stained With Blood

    Contributed by James Jack on Mar 22, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,256 views

    An introduction to Isaiah, revealing the judgement and mercy of God.

    In a lot of senses, the passage that we just heard read is a microcosm of the whole book of Isaiah. It starts out by proclaiming a judgment upon Judah and Jerusalem but it ends with a promise from the LORD to redeem his faithful people, cleanse them from sin and establish Zion as the mountain ...read more

  • The Canaanite Woman's Daughter Healed

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 5,302 views

    The faith of the Canaanite woman moved Jesus with compassion to meet her need - even though she wasn’t within his primary goal at that time

    Mt 15:21-28 The Canaanite Woman Have you ever wondered why St Matthew included this story about Jesus in his Gospel? As you know the first century Jews used to refer to non- Jews as Gentile dogs. And it used to grate me when Jesus said to the Canaanite woman "It is not right to take the ...read more

  • This One Thing I Do Series

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Mar 8, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,669 views

    The stories of the Rich Young Ruler and of Mary and Martha show that Christians need the discipline of denying self, learning of Christ and following HIm in order to find peace.

    THIS One Thing I DO Philippians 3__13 If a person is even remotely interested in the world around him, has an occupation and a family, his responsibilities and interests quickly out grow his ability to accomplish all that need be done or that he would like to do. Only a few people can do ...read more