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New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 7

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 17th May Notes for next week’s sermon on Acts 4:23-37 – Church prays, with a PDF found here You may want to begin by reading the whole passage (Acts 4:23-37), so you have an overview before we pick up on the details. DAY 1: Read Acts 4:23-26 Peter and John […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 6

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 10th May Notes for next week’s sermon on Acts 4:1-22 – Disciples arrested, with a PDF found here You may want to begin by reading the whole passage (Acts 4:1-22), so you have an overview of the entire incident before we pick up on the details. DAY 1: Read Acts 4:1-7 […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 5

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 3rd May Notes for next week’s sermon on Acts 3 – Beggar healed, with a PDF found here Luke has painted an idyllic picture of the early church. Having received forgiveness and the Holy Spirit, they were devoted to the Apostles’ teaching, to one another, to the breaking of […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 4

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 26th April Notes for next week’s sermon on Acts 2:42-47 – Church born,  with a PDF version here.  Although we have looked at this passage before (in fact at one point we spent around 4 weeks here), I’m hoping we may look at it again with fresh eyes, given that […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 3

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 19th April New Beginnings – Acts 2:14-41 – Peter preaches,  with a PDF version here.  There are a total of 19 significant speeches in the book of Acts. Eight by Peter, one each by Stephen and James and nine by Paul (5 sermons and 4 defence speeches). Approximately 20% of […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 2

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 12th April New Beginnings – Spirit descended – Acts 2:1-13,  with a PDF version here.  We’ll spend this week on one momentous day in the life of the church: when God gave the amazing gift of his Holy Spirit. You’ll see that the gift was accompanied by supernatural signs and caused those […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 1

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 5th April New Beginnings – Jesus’ ascended – Acts 1,  with a PDF version here.  The coming weeks see new beginnings for our church. The new congregation at Peregian will start with closed services on Sunday 12th April for three Sundays with an advertised public beginning on 3rd May. Our existing […]

Scenes from the final hours – reading notes Wk 7

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 29th March for Good Friday and Easter Day – Mark 15:21-39 and 16:1-8 are below, with a PDF version here.  Our series on Jesus’ final hours comes to a conclusion. Take time during the week to read back over the passages we’ve looked at from the start of ch 14 […]

Scenes from the final hours – reading notes Wk 6

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 22nd March are below, with a PDF version here.  The Jesus mocked scene The dominant theme in chapter 15 is ‘the king of the Jews’. Jesus revealed himself in public as such for the first time by his mounted entry into Jerusalem (11:1-11). But ironically, it is in his […]

Scenes from the final hours – reading notes Wk 5

by Ian Dredge
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 15th March are below, with a PDF version here.  Notes by Simon Keith for next Sunday’s sermon on Mark 14: 66-72– Jesus denied scene The focus in the preceding passage is on the arrest and trial of Jesus. Now we move back to consider Peter, who has embodied the journey […]