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House Group Questions on John 18:1-27
De verloochening door Petrus

(As always, please just choose the questions which seem right for your group.) We were reflecting in the sermon on Peter’s denial of Jesus, after he had been so vehement that he would never let Jesus down. Try to describe what was going on in his mind which led to this betrayal. Why do you think he did not realise what was happening after his first denial?  (See the final question – you may want to bring it in at this point – but don’t spend

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60 years of Hilton Church

We'll be celebrating 60 years since the opening of Hilton Church in two Sundays' time. Here are two photos of the original building - the exterior shot is from the rear of the building, looking towards where the hall is now. We'd love to see (and scan) more photos of the church in days gone by. If you have any photos showing the church (exterior or interior) please do get in touch -            

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An instant response to this morning’s sermon from Ken Walker

Duncan had asked Ken Walker to give an instant response to this morning’s sermon about the frailty of Peter and the grace of Jesus. Ken told us he could identify with Peter, who was so eager to do good, but in this unscripted, rough-and-tumble episode, got it wrong. He could empathise with what Peter would be feeling after the cock crowed – the remorse, and shame. He admitted how easy it is at times to become fixated on the negative, on the stuff

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True freedom
Hans and Sophie Scholl

Here's an example of people who did not compromise their beliefs under pressure. It's the Highland News Christian Viewpoint column from a couple of weeks ago.  See th last paragraph - in the place of power, Sophie Scholl in her integrity, was totally free. Exactly 75 years ago, on 22 February 1943, 24-year-old Hans Scholl walked across the courtyard of a prison in Munich. His destination was the outbuilding where minutes before his sister Sophie,

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Learning from Aslan

Duncan's point about Jesus looking not at failures, but at futures reminded me of this incident from the Narnia Chronciles: At one point in Prince Caspian, the Pevensie children are on an arduous journey through Narnia when Lucy is convinced she sees Aslan in the distance, beckoning them to change direction, to go up and join him. But the others are blind to Aslan’s presence, and so they all continue on their arduous journey, Lucy crying bitterly,

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The illusion of negativism
John Brogdar

We were reflecting this morning on our frailty as human beings, and how, like Peter, we mess up under pressure, and deny the things which mean most to us. (John writes) We can imagine what Peter must have felt after the cock crowed – remorse, self-recrimination, guilt, shame, fear, perhaps that he had forever forfeited the love of Jesus.  We can draw encouragement from Duncan’s reminder that Jesus looks at futures, not failures. Jesus already

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Songs we sang this morning

Here are the songs we sang this morning King of Kings, Majesty My Jesus, My Saviour I’m not ashamed to own my Lord Jesus draw me ever nearer Just as I am

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Human failure; Jesus’ faithfulness: report of this morning’s sermon
Peter denies

Duncan’s sermon today was on John 18:1-27 – focussing on the arrest of Jesus, the denial of Jesus by his disciple Peter – and Jesus’ response. Peter – a very human disciple Peter, Duncan remined us, is probably the best known of the disciples. We remember Jesus calling him to discipleship along with his brother Andrew who ‘brought him to Jesus’ (John 1:40-42); Jesus telling Peter that ‘on this rock I will build my church.’  (Matthew

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
De verloochening door Petrus

John 18:12-27 12 Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him 13 and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. 14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jewish leaders that it would be good if one man died for the people. Peter’s first denial 15 Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known

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Here are the songs we sang this morning
Washing of the feet

The Lord’s my shepherd  (Townend) Jesus, all for Jesus Praise the Lord all you servants of the Lord Beneath the cross of Jesus My heart is filled with thankfulness Name of all Majesty

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