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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 […]

Scenes from the final hours – reading notes Wk 4

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 8th March are below, with a PDF version here.  It is agonising to read these chapters of Scripture. Even more so, to read them in the knowledge that Jesus knew what lay ahead for him at every point. He knew he was being anointed for burial, that his body would […]

Scenes from the final hours – reading notes Wk 3

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 1st March are below, with a PDF version here.  We’re exploring the last hours before Jesus’ brutal execution. Last week we saw how Jesus’ viewed his impending death – a pouring out of his life for many. In this week’s passage, we see him wrestle with all that will […]

Scenes from the final hours – reading notes Wk 2

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 22nd February are below, with a PDF version here.  We have just commenced a series which will take us up to Easter, exploring the last hours before Jesus’ brutal execution. In this week’s passage we see something of Jesus’ understanding of the significance of his death. It is that […]