What’s Happening

Apollos

Acts 18:18-28 introduces another character who was important to God’s plans in Corinth (and about whom we know relatively little!) Having met Aquila and Priscilla (fellow tentmakers like Paul) earlier in this chapter, we are now introduced to Apollos, who apparently...

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Making Vows

Acts 18:18-28 gives us an unusual glimpse into Paul’s life, telling us that before he left Corinth and sailed for Syria, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken. (Acts 18:18) This was presumably something like the Nazirite vow (see Numbers...

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A Whistle-Stop Tour

Acts 18:18-28 offers us a whistle-stop tour: we see Paul travel from Corinth to Ephesus, Caesarea, Jerusalem, Antioch and back through Galatia to Ephesus again. The narrative is very condensed, either because Luke’s information was limited (since he was still in...

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Talking Point

Paid On The Nail

Graham Kendrick captures the value of an individual in this song: 'Is a rich man worth more than a poor man? A stranger worth less than a friend? Is a baby worth more than an old man? Your beginning worth more than your end? Is a president worth more than his...

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Celebrity Culture

Garry's 'Talking Point' sermon tonight looked at the subject of celebrity culture. Celebrities seem to enjoy incredible importance and influence in the Western world, be they film stars, sportspeople, talent show winners or Internet celebrities. Their fame,wealth and...

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Talking Point: Immigration (2)

The Bible has much to say about foreigners living in the land of God's people, with the laws applying to both native born and foreigners equally (Numbers 15:13-16; see also Lev 18:26, Lev 24:16). Foreigners were to be treated well (see Lev 19:10,34; Lev 25:35). Lest...

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How We Got Here

Even more photos!

I'm still working through all the photos and there are so many to share with you!I think this photo captures the hard work and fun in the kitchen! (and satisfies the Health & Safety person in me, since it shows the First Aid kit!)Proof that Stephen did practise for...

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The evening celebration

I was too busy taking part in the evening celebration to take photos, but I've just been given these photos from the meeting (thanks, Mark!)Dave during the first sermon:Stephen during his sermon:Esther singing:Garry preaching:Mark preaching:

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Strength will rise

I love this photo of Joan, feeling exhausted after the tea and just before the evening meeting. The week leading up to the Open Day was truly exhausting and I don't think she can be blamed for feeling the pace or needing the energy drink to keep going!The Bible...

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