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Joshua series – reading notes – wk 1

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 5th July With a PDF found here Notes for next week’s sermon on Joshua 1:1-11 – Can we trust his presence? Next Sunday we begin a new series in the Old Testament book of Joshua. We will only explore edited highlights and you may like to do your own […]

Reading notes

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 28th June With a PDF found here Next Sunday we are taking a break between our series from the Acts of the Apostles and our new series from the Old Testament book of Joshua. In the place of notes on next week’s preaching passage, I have some brief reflections […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 12

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 21st June Notes for next week’s sermon on Acts 9 – Saul converted, with a PDF found here We decided to extent our sermon series from Acts by one week so that we finish with the story of Saul meeting Jesus. The following week we’ll have a one-off message before […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 11

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Notes and readings for the week beginning 14th June Notes for next week’s sermon on Acts 8 – Church scattered, with a PDF found here Stephen is dead. Brutally stoned. Sad and tragic. As far as we know, he was the first Christian martyr. We may not have expected though, what happened following that great sadness! The […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 10

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 7th June Notes for next week’s sermon on Acts 7 – Stephen martyred, with a PDF found here Towards the end of chapter 6, we saw that Stephen had been brought before the Sanhedrin to face trumped up charges. As Stephen rises to give his defence, we hear an […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 9

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Notes and readings for the week beginning 31st May Notes for next week’s sermon on Acts 6 – Leaders prioritise, with a PDF found here Having failed to overcome the church by either persecution or corruption, the devil now tried distraction. If he could preoccupy the apostles with social administration, which though essential, was not their calling, they would […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 8

by Mark Calder
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Notes and readings for the week beginning 24th May Notes for next week’s sermon on Acts 5 – Apostles persecuted, with a PDF found here You may want to begin by reading the whole passage (Acts 5), so you have an overview before we pick up on the details. As soon as the Spirit came upon the church, […]

New Beginnings – reading notes Wk 7

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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

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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

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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 […]