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DEPENDABILITY – 28 Feb 2021

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1 DEPENDABILITY INTRO When others know that they can hang their trust on you, they consider you dependable. TERMS There are a cluster of words (depending on which version of the English Bible you are using). • ‘loyal’ • ‘reliable’ • ‘trustworthy’ • ‘faithful’. UNRELIABILITY Let me, first, give you the picture of another kind […]

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Diligence – 14th Feb 2021

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Slide 1) Diligence: Wisdom for the Way.   Oxford: careful and persistent work or effort.   Slide 2) Doing the work we’re responsible for   Including the jobs we hate   Doing it well   Starting in good time   Keeping going till the job is done.   Some jobs are never done.   Diligence […]

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7th Feb 2021 -Using words wisely – Florence Mackenzie

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Have you ever said something you’ve later regretted?  And have you ever been on the receiving end of hurtful, unkind comments?  I’m sure you have.  But has there been a time when you’ve said something that’s brought encouragement to someone? And have you ever been a recipient of a remark that’s lifted your spirits and […]

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The Path of Righteousness 31st Jan 2021

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THE WISDOM OF RIGHTEOUSNESS INTRO This morning I’d like to speak about the wisdom of ‘righteousness’. The Book of Proverbs tells us that one of its goals is to teach us ‘righteousness’ (see Prov. 1.3). Proverbs 8.20 (NRSV): Why is it wise to be righteous? Why is acting with integrity really the best strategy for […]

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The God of Second Chances – Esau

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ESAU: THE GOD OF SECOND CHANCES INTRODUCTION These next two times that I preach, I want to look at one of my favourite themes in Scriptures. It’s the wonderful theme of ‘second chances’. The God of the Bible doesn’t write us off even when we muck things up badly. He is willing to redeems us […]

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God I didn’t expect to be here

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Slide 1 title Slide 2 You may be in a bad situation you never expected: the year 2020, divorce, family break up, unemployment, sickness or disability, ashamed that you’ve failed in some way. We’re going to look at ancient Israel in a place they never expected to be: in exile in Babylon. Some of those […]