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The way pt13: The Way in the Wilderness

The way pt13: The Way in the Wilderness

July 12, 2020

The story of Jesus' temptation in the wilderness is rich with symbolism and invites us into deeper reflection upon the tests that life throws at us. Jamie suggests this event was foundational to the ministry of Jesus and therefore may cast new light on our own 'wilderness experiences'.

The Way pt12: The Way of Creativity

The Way pt12: The Way of Creativity

July 7, 2020

What happens when we take an old picture and put it in a new frame? How might this premise challenge our focus, preconceptions and interpretation of the Bible? Hannah explores the transformative opportunity we have when we enable a shift-in-focus: allowing another part of ourselves to flourish at the forefront.

The Way pt11: The Way Forward & the Way Back

The Way pt11: The Way Forward & the Way Back

June 30, 2020

The book of Isaiah is a rich, epic work that spans different contexts, themes and styles. A crucial junction occurs between chapters 39 & 40, setting up a particular tension and challenge that seems very relevant to our situation, as we explore how God may be leading us into a 'post-Covid 19' situation.

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The Way pt10: The Way to Azotus

The Way pt10: The Way to Azotus

June 23, 2020

The story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch is one that begins by highlighting the exclusion of those who are different by the religious authorities, and ends with the jubilation of those on the margins being fully welcomed into God's Kingdom. Through this story, Nick considers the barriers preventing many people from feeling fully welcomed into our churches, and the need to learn how to better communicate the Good News to all people.

 

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The Way pt9: The Way to Peniel

The Way pt9: The Way to Peniel

June 14, 2020

In the second part of our look at the journey of Jacob, Jamie explores how the theme of 'return' sheds light on our idea of 'repentance', as Jacob must wrestle with God, his past and his character in order to find reconciliation for his future.

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The Way pt8: The Way to Bethel

The Way pt8: The Way to Bethel

June 7, 2020

In many ways Jacob's dream at Bethel marks the beginning of his transformation, from a fleeing deceiver to the father of a nation. Jamie looks at the idea of 'the quest' as a metaphor for how we approach our lives, and take hold of the purposes that God has created us for and called us to.

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The Way pt7: The Way to Rephidim

The Way pt7: The Way to Rephidim

May 31, 2020

On this Pentecost Sunday Jamie looks at the battle fought by the Israelites during the Exodus at Rephidim, and asks what this reveals about their evolving relationship with God. He suggests that this story has much to teach us about the way God partners with his children to act in the world.

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The Way pt6: The Way of Generosity

The Way pt6: The Way of Generosity

May 26, 2020

Retired Baptist minister Richard Starling continues this series with 'The Way of Generosity.' If there are any positives to come out of the current 'lockdown' situation, surely one of them is the way that people have been moved in compassion and generosity towards one another. This impulse points to something deeply true about what it means to be fully a human being, made in the image of God. Generosity is key to understanding the heart of God and to unlocking an authentic and life-giving response to Him.

The Way pt5: The Way of the Exile

The Way pt5: The Way of the Exile

May 18, 2020

This Sunday, Nick focused on the Israelite's journey of exile to and from Babylon. We look at the prophets Jeremiah and Ezra, and how we as Jesus followers are called to find a 3rd way in navigating life's challenges, particularly in this time of lockdown.

The poem nick refers to can be seen at: https://youtu.be/_bihw4AEwq8

 

The Way pt4: The Way to the Well (of the Living One who sees me)

The Way pt4: The Way to the Well (of the Living One who sees me)

May 11, 2020

Throughout the Bible there is a message of hope to the poor, the outsiders, the marginalised and the despised. Yet we can still find ourselves pushing certain characters and stories to one side, or regarding them with negativity. Jamie explores how one such story can challenge our innate tribalism, and encourages to recover these wonderful biblical narratives afresh, with creativity and hope-filled imagination.