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Walking with Jesus in the strength of God: some thoughts from John
John Down town 2

Here's a challenging bit from Joyce's sermon this morning:  ‘Where you go I will go’  Can we take Ruth’s words on our lips as a personal response to God?  Two phrases came to Joyce’s mind as she was reflecting on this.  One was this: ‘I want to walk with Jesus Christ.’  Is this our desire, our commitment?  And the second was this ‘Strength will rise as I wait upon the Lord.’  A promise this, that as we ‘wait’ for the Lord,

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Challenge, Choice, Commitment – Report of Joyce’s sermon on Ruth 1
Ruth2

Joyce Mitchell was preaching this morning, on Ruth 1:1-22, the story of three women at a turning point in their lives.  Here’s the background to the story from the beginning of the chapter: 1 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. 2 The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Ruth 1

Ruth 1:1-22 Naomi loses her husband and sons 1 In the days when the judges ruled, there was a famine in the land. So a man from Bethlehem in Judah, together with his wife and two sons, went to live for a while in the country of Moab. 2 The man’s name was Elimelek, his wife’s name was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Kilion. They were Ephrathites from Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to Moab and lived there. 3 Now Elimelek,

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Sould survivor 5

Young people from four Inverness Churches, including Hilton are off to Soul Survivor on Saturday! News aand prayer requests from Simeon:

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Songs we sang this morning
Love one anther

Be still for the presence of the Lord Here is love, vast as the ocean And I’m forgiven because you were forsaken How deep the Father’s love for us What wondrous love is this O Lord hear my prayer Love divine

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The transforming power of love. A report on Duncan’s sermon on 1 John 4:7-21
Power of love

Report of Duncan’s sermon on 1 John 4:7-21 The theme of the passage is love. Duncan began by saying that he’d been reflecting on the subversiveness of God before standing up to preach. Today, our minds may be full of political and sporting events, and these seem very important to us. But what if, from God’s perspective these are very marginal , while what really matters is the stuff which ordinary people are doing? Focus on love Duncan and

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Love one anther

1 John 4:7-21 God’s Love and Ours 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. 10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for

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Wee thought from John on 1 John 4:1-6
John Brogdar

Reading the passage Jonathan preached on this morning, I was reminded of the approach to ‘testing the spirits’ which is followed in Ignatian practice, and which I have found very helpful. Here the focus is looking not outward, at the culture around us, but at our hearts, and discerning the voices we hear there – the thoughts, and impulses, and imaginings within us. Some of these ‘voices’ bring consolation, peace, inspiration – these impulses

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Songs we sang this morning
Worship the Lord

Crown Him with many crowns (Majesty) How great is our God Oh praise the name of the Lord our God Do not be afraid, for I have redeemed you Your grace is enough My hope is built on nothing else  

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‘Test the spirits’ – Jonathan’s sermon on 1 John 4:1-6
Test the Spirits

An edited text of Jonathan’s sermon this morning on 1 John 4:1-6 - 4 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. 2 This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, 3 but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit

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