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Bible readings for Sunday’s Service
Our felowship

1 John 1:1-4 The incarnation of the Word of life 1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched – this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. 2 The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us. 3 We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that

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Here are the songs we sang this morning
Putting God First

Be thou my vision The Splendour of the King Light of the world Speak o Lord as we come to you I will offer up my life And can it be  

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Some thoughts from John on freedom from covetousness
John Brogdar

As David mentioned, covetousness does seem to refer to physical, material things, and I can honestly say that I am not much tempted to be covetous in this sense. Partly that’s because I realise how incredibly blessed I am, materially and in my wife, family and friends. I am so grateful for what I have been given, and I realise that fulfilment, as David said, lies in knowing the love of Jesus. Knowing that love and security in Jesus gives us wholeness

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Don’t covet – a summary of David’s sermon on Exodus 20:17
David Whilis

‘Look down at your feet!’ David Whillis instructed us at the beginning of his sermon? We were wearing footwear, belonging to us? Well then, we were in the same 50% of the global population as very rich people such as Elton John, and David Beckham. Today, the final sermon in our mini-series on the 10 commandments was on Exodus 20:17: ‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his male or female

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Stephen Hawking’s challenge – and a reflection from John
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After yesterday’s memorial service for Stephen Hawking, the following message, with a specially-commissioned sound-track by Vangelis, was transmitted by the European Space Agency towards the Black Hole nearest to earth. His words are very uplifting: I am very aware of the preciousness of time.  Seize the moment! Act now! I have spent my life travelling across the universe inside my mind. From theoretical physics I have sought to answer some of

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Dontcovet

Exodus 20:17 17 ‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s house. You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbour.’ Matthew 22:34-40 The greatest commandment 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36 ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in

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Housegroup Questions on Exodus 20:3-16 (The Ten ‘Words’ or ‘Commandments’)
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Housegroup Questions on Exodus 20:3-16 (The Ten ‘Words’ or ‘Commandments’) (Some questions on the passage Duncan and Jonathan addressed over the last couple of Sundays.) Exodus 20:12-16 Can you think of any ‘grey areas’ which might make someone unsure whether one or other of these ‘words’ applies? Can you imagine any situations where compassionate love might lead someone to go against one of these ‘words?’ Jonathan reminded us

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Here are the songs we sang this morning
lovechanges

Beneath the Cross Praise Him, you heavens Praise Him in the morning Speak O Lord as we come to you My heart is filled with thankfulness You are my refuge (Stephen Hutchison’s hymn – I couldn’t find this on Youtube)

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The love-shaped life: Jonathan’s sermon on Exodus 20:12-16
Abolish or fulfil

Jonathan’s sermon this morning was on five of the ten ‘commandments’, or ‘words’: 12 ‘Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. 13 ‘You shall not murder. 14 ‘You shall not commit adultery. 15 ‘You shall not steal. 16 ‘You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour. (Exodus 20:12-16) The message, put simply is ‘Just follow these commandments,’

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service: Love your neighbour
Love neighbour

Exodus 20:12-16 12 ‘Honour your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. 13 ‘You shall not murder. 14 ‘You shall not commit adultery. 15 ‘You shall not steal. 16 ‘You shall not give false testimony against your neighbour. Matthew 22:34-40 The greatest commandment 34 Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35 One of them, an expert in the law,

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