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A collection of stories and thoughts
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Joshua Part 3 – Crossing over

Carl Beech

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Joshua Part 3 – The story of Rahab

Dan Gower

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Joshua Part 2 – Caleb Spirit

Carl Beech

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Found

Dan Gower

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Joshua Part 1 – Be strong and courageous

Dan Gower

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Guest Speaker – Andy Hawthorne

Andy Hawthorne

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Generosity Part 2

Dan Gower

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Generosity Part 1

Carl Beech

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Easter Sunday 2018

Carl Beech

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Guest Speaker – Andy Kind

Andy Kind

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Matthew Part 63 – The Parable of the labourers

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 62 – God’s Kingdom Or Ours?

Maria Boston

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Matthew Part 61 – Jesus on marriage and divorce

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 60 – Sorting our differences

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 59 – God’s get out of jail free card

Jim McGlade

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The Meaning Of Life

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 58 – The Greatest in the kingdom

Dan Gower

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RK Year of courage

Carl Beech

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Seek first the Kingdom

Dan Gower

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Advent

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 57 – Jesus the deliverer

Dan Gower

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Angels at my door

Phil Norton

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Matthew Part 56 – The Transfiguration

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 55 – Take up your cross

Sam Lomas

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Matthew Part 54 – The Church

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 53 – The Canaanite Woman

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 52 – Clean heart, clean hands

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 51 – Jesus walks on water

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 50 – Loaves and fishes

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 49 – Faithful till the end

Dan Gower

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Heroic Faith Part 11 – Jacob

Sam Lomas

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Heroic Faith Part 10 – David

Carl Beech

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Heroic Faith Part 9 – Joseph

Jim McGlade

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Heroic Faith Part 8 – Naaman

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 48 – Joy of salvation

Sam Lomas

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Matthew Part 47 – Weeds

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 46 – Parable of the sower

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 45 – Defeating the enemy

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 44 – Unforgivable sin

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 43 – Religion v Faith

Dan Gower

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Covenant

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 42 – Rest

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 41 – Greatness

Dan Gower

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Seven words from the cross – Part 7

Dan Gower

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We are not alone

Carl Beech

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Seven words from the cross – Part 6

Dan Gower

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Easter Sunday Service – Can’t get no satisfaction

Carl Beech

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Seven words from the cross – Part 5

Dan Gower

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Seven words from the cross – Part 4

Sam Lomas

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Seven words from the cross – Part 3

Dan Gower

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Seven words from the cross – Part 2

Dan Gower

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Seven words from the cross Part 1

Carl Beech

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Names of God Part 5 – Jehovah Nissi

Dan Gower

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Names of God Part 4 – Jehovah Shalom

Carl Beech

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Names of God Part 3 – El Shaddai

Sam Lomas

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Names of God Part 2 – Jireh

Carl Beech

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Names of God Part 1 – Adonai

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 40 – Are you ready for this?

Simon Cozens

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Matthew Part 39 – Fearless Disciples

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 38 – Kingdom Life

Dan Gower

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Incarnation

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 37 – Faith in action

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 36 – Faith

Carl Beech

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Remembrance

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 35 – Reaching out in faith

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 34 – Following Jesus

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 33 – ‘Jesus’ Power and Authority

Sam Lomas

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Matthew Part 32 – Dealing With The Enemy

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 31 – Faith Over Fear

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 30 – Living Sacrifices

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 29 – Jesus The Healer

Dan Gower

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Heroic Faith Part 7 – Daniel

Jim McGlade

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Heroic Faith Part 6 – Abraham

Andy Turner

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Heroic Faith Part 5 – Elisha

Sam Lomas

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Heroic Faith Part 4 – Isaiah

Carl Beech

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Heroic Faith Part 3 – Rahab

Dan Gower

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Heroic Faith Part 2 – Moses

Nathan Blackaby

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Heroic Faith Part 1 – Bezalel

Joe Boston

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Matthew Part 28 – Foundations

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 27 – Walking the narrow path

Dan Gower

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What are you living for?

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 26 – God Answers Prayer

Jim McGlade

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Matthew Part 25 – Judging Others

Dan Gower

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Counter cultural living – Part 8: Peace Makers

Next up in Jesus’ teaching on how to live a life that brings glory to God is peace making. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9)   When you think of peace making you usually think of the United Nations or famous influential figures from history that have […]

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Covenant service – God’s Promise

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 24 – Eradication of worry

Carl Beech

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Counter cultural living – Part 7: The Merciful

When it came to the general election last year, I was actually 4 months too young to vote. However despite this, most of my friends – whether they were old enough to vote or not – had some very strong political opinions and as voting day grew ever closer their debates flared up more and […]

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Matthew Part 23 – Treasure In Heaven

Carl Beech

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Mission Sunday

Dan Gower

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Counter cultural living – Part 6: Pure in heart

I don’t know about you, but I am a creature of habit, in order to help to switch my brain off at night I watch some things on YouTube. It can vary a bit, but it tends to be about films, gaming or interesting fact videos.   It seems innocent enough but often YouTube can […]

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Matthew Part 22 – Prayer

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 21 – Audience of one

Carl Beech

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Counter cultural living – Part 5: Hunger

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied.   The first few beatitudes have been concerned with the emptying of oneself, be poor in spirit, blessed are those who mourn and blessed are the meek. Now Jesus turns His attention to being filled. What is it that we should […]

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Matthew Part 20 – Loving your enemies

Dan Gower

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Counter Cultural Living – Part 4: Meek

The third in Jesus’ list of blessings is meekness; this is what He says, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”   Meekness, it is not a quality you hear people talking about, no one has ever said to me, “Dan, you are so meek.” Now granted that’s probably because I have […]

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Matthew Part 19 – Right Words

Dan Gower

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Counter Cultural Living – Part 3: Blessed are those who mourn

The second of the ‘blessings’ that Jesus speaks of from the mountainside is this,   “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”   On plain reading we could be forgiven for just taking it at face value, for just thinking that when we suffer loss we will be blessed. For sure, when […]

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Matthew Part 18 – Heart of the matter

Carl Beech

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Counter Cultural Living – Part 2: The Poor in Spirit

First in the blessings that Jesus brings on the mountainside is to be poor in spirit. Matthew 5:3, “Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”   The message translation helpfully puts it like this, “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope, with less of you there […]

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Matthew Part 17 – Right Living

Dan Gower

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Counter Cultural Living – Part 1: An Introduction

How distinct is your life? I don’t mean in a weird kind of way, but I am talking about does your life look distinct from the normal society and culture that we live in, the culture that it is saturated in? Is your walk with God your primary focus, or is it just another activity […]

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Matthew Part 16 – Shake and Shine

Jim McGlade

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Easter Sunday 2016

Carl Beech

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Easter 2016 – The Cross

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 15 – Kingdom Culture

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 14 – Peace Makers

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 13 – Blessed are the pure in heart

Joe Boston

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Matthew Part 12 – The Merciful

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 11 – Hunger

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 10 – Blessed are the meek

Dan Gower

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Men’s ministry, why bother?

You may, or may not be aware, that since 1992, it is officially International Men’s Day (IMD) on the 19th November. A couple of months ago now on IMD 2015, an aspect of life facing the modern man that is often shunned and pushed to one side was revealed. Statistics released by CALM (Campaign Against […]

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Matthew Part 9 – Good Mourning

Jim McGlade

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Matthew Part 8 – Blessed are the poor in spirit

Dan Gower

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Welcome To The Church

It’s your first time at a new church. What’s the first thing that happens when you walk in? Welcome. A nice handshake and a ‘Good Morning’ from the guy on the door. Fair enough, an initial welcome is key to help people feel invited into a group they don’t know- after all first impressions are […]

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Encounter Part 3 – God through us

Carl Beech

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Encounter Part 2 – God in us

Carl Beech

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Encounter Part 1 – God with us

Dan Gower

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Christmas 2015

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 7 – Kingdom Breakout

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 6 – Light Has Dawned

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 5 – The Temptation of Jesus

Dan Gower

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Seeing The Stitches

Carl Beech

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Keeping The Main Thing, The Main Thing

With every organisation comes lots of pressures and demands, take a hospital for example. You can have the most qualified staff, the fanciest equipment, brilliant accountants, leading thinkers and state of the art transportation, but, if you fail to care for people it has missed it’s main purpose. It is all in vain. Often that […]

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Matthew Part 4 – The baptism of Jesus

Carl Beech

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Matthew Part 3 – A voice in the wind

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 2 – The war begins

Dan Gower

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Matthew Part 1 – Roots and shoots

Carl Beech

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Justyn Larcombe

Guest Speaker – Justyn Larcombe

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Connect at RK

Dan Gower

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Twenty Questions Part 18 – Why should I love my enemies?

Carl Beech

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Twenty Questions Part 17 – How do I fight temptation?

Dan Gower

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Twenty Questions Part 16 – How do I share my faith?

Simon Cozens

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Twenty Questions Part 15 – How do I hear God’s voice?

Dan Gower

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Twenty Questions Part 14 – What is evil?

Carl Beech

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Twenty Questions Part 13 – Why should I fast?

Dan Gower

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Twenty Questions Part 12 – What is worship?

Gaz Simmonds

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Twenty Questions Part 11 – Can the Bible be trusted?

Carl Beech

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Twenty Questions Part 10 – Why should I pray?

Dan Gower

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Covenant

Dan Gower

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Arthur White

Guest speaker – Arthur White

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Twenty Questions Part 7 – What Is Grace?

Dan Gower

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Twenty Questions Part 5 – Why did Jesus have to die?

Carl Beech

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Twenty Questions Part 4 – How Can I Be Holy?

Simon Cozens

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What’s In A Name?

For anyone who has ever had to name anything you will get what I am about to say, choosing a name is not easy.   Whether it is for your children, a pet, a business or even a church. What you name them not only sticks but also it sends a message. My daughter is […]

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Twenty Questions Part 3 – Will I be Judged?

Dan Gower

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Twenty Questions Part 2 – What Is The Mission Of God?

Carl Beech

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Twenty Questions Part 1 – What Is The Gospel?

Dan Gower

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Easter Sunday – Optimistic Hope

Carl Beech

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Acts Part 18 – Setting The Prisoner Free

Simon Cozens

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Acts Part 17 – Visions and Dreams

Carl Beech

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Acts Part 16 – Welcomed In

Dan Gower

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Acts Part 15 – Raising The Dead

Carl Beech

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Acts Part 14 – Grace

Dan Gower

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Living Happily Ever After

Guest Speaker – Will Loescher

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Acts Part 13 – Hindrances

Carl Beech

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Acts Part 12 – Persecution

Simon Cozens

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Communion – Why and How

Carl Beech

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Acts Part 11 – Change

Dan Gower

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Acts Part 10 – Broken Windows

Carl Beech

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Acts Part 9 – Obedience

Dan Gower

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Set Apart

Carl Beech

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Christmas

Dan Gower

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Another church plant?

I was sat having a drink, enjoying my water (I don’t do hot drinks) with another leader, updating them on our plans to start a new church in our town Chesterfield, when the following question came. “Well can’t you just join an existing Church? Why do we need another one?”   It’s a good question […]

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Acts Part 8 – A Community In Awe

Carl Beech

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Acts Part 7 – Giving

Dan Gower

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Remembrance Service

Carl Beech

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Adoption

Dan Gower

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Acts Part 4 – Living Generously

Carl Beech

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Acts Part 5 – Jesus The Healer

Dan Gower

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Acts Part 3 – Living in the last days

Dan Gower

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Acts Part 2 – The Gift of Tongues

Carl Beech

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Acts Part 1 – The Mission of God

Dan Gower

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