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TAKING THE HEAT

The notes for a sermon on Daniel 3 I gave at Gateway Community Church Perth INTRO Watch Bonhoeffer Clip From 3:12 to 5:58 So what would you have done? taken the oath? BONHOEFFER The character in the film who was … Continue reading

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INVITATION TO A SPIRITUAL FORMATION EXPERIMENT

In the days before Sat Navs and you had to read maps I remember taking a course at Air Cadet camp. The instructor said over and over again, “You can’t get to where you want to go until you know … Continue reading

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ASCENSION DAY: Forgotten Day?

In case you hadn’t realised, and I am suspecting most of you haven’t today is Ascension Day or more accurately, The Feast of Ascension. Ascension Day is largely ignored by most protestants and while I am not a slave to … Continue reading

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Jesus Is A Disappointment

  As a preacher I have probably created a fair amount of confusion in Church BUT I can vividly remember the first time I felt really confused in church, it was a Palm Sunday and I was about 5 or … Continue reading

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Journey With Jesus

I was brought up as a Pentecostal kid in the West of Scotland which meant “lent” was what happened when we allowed the neighbours to borrow our lawn mower. (you need to be Scottish to get that) I had some … Continue reading

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The Biggest Challenge Facing The Church

I wonder what you consider to be the greatest challenge for the Church in the West as we head into the second decade of the 21st century? There is certainly no lack of candidates for that poll position in the … Continue reading

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“Settling For Past Successes” or “Rising To New Challenges?”

Another wee reflection prompted by Eugene Peterson’s thoughts on Jeremiah I don’t know where the idea came from, for its certainly not in Scripture, but many of us, and I include myself on too many occasions in that group, seem … Continue reading

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GOD IS LIKE BILL

OUTLINE OF A SERMON PREACHED AT IRVINE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of … Continue reading

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First Church of the Olympics

I am looking forward to the paraOlympics starting tonight because I have been getting withdrawal symptoms since the Olympics finished two weeks ago. Like probably hundreds of millions of others I was sat in front of the tv for hours … Continue reading

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Mosaic Edinburgh’s Single Biggest Challenge

OUR SINGLE BIGGEST CHALLENGE I am more excited about the future of Mosaic Edinburgh than I have ever been and more intimidated by the future of Mosaic Edinburgh than I have ever been. My mind at the moment is full … Continue reading

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