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Salt of the earth: Barry’s kids’ talk

Barry had a lovely chat with the children this morning about Jesus comment in Matthew 5:13 – ‘You are the salt of the earth.’ He brought along a shopping bag with lots of different kinds of salt: table salt, garlic salt, rock salt, Epsom salts (good for constipation, he said – if you don’t know what that is, ask you mum or dad.) He talked about salt blocks for cows, which was a new one on me. To help us understand what Jesus meant by ‘You

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Listening to God – personal reflection from John on Barry’s sermon
John on Corran Ferry

I love this sermon from Barry – it touched on something very important – what does it feel like to be a Christian? Part of the answer to this is the openness to ‘hearing from God’ of which Barry spoke. Barry very helpfully outlined the different ways in which we ‘hear’ from God – some of them, like the words of the Bible or the loveliness of nature – are external to us, and yet for me at least God speaks when words read or beauty

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Listening to God: Barry’s sermon on 1 Samuel 3:1-21

Barry Dennis was preaching today: his subject was the story from 1 Samuel 3:1-21 of young Samuel hearing God speak to him for this first time, and being told by Eli the priest to respond ‘Speak, for your servant is listening.’ Today’s theme, Barry told us, was ‘Listening to God.’ He began by saying that while a good number of us would possibly say that we are not aware of ‘hearing from God,’ nevertheless most of us would like to hear

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Bible passage for Sunday
Speak Lord

1 Samuel 3 The Lord calls Samuel 3 The boy Samuel ministered before the Lord under Eli. In those days the word of the Lord was rare; there were not many visions. 2 One night Eli, whose eyes were becoming so weak that he could barely see, was lying down in his usual place. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the house of the Lord, where the ark of God was. 4 Then the Lord called Samuel. Samuel answered, ‘Here

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Look at Luke at HTC

The next series of Public Classes starts on Wednesday 25th October t and runs for five weeks to Wednesday 22nd November. Rev Dr Alistair Wilson, New Testament lecturer, will be taking ‘A Look at Luke – Narrative Fulfilment and Witness’. Wednesday afternoons, 2-3pm, at HTC in Dingwall. All welcome, no need to book, just turn up. There’s no fee to attend but donations would be gratefully received.

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Songs we sang on Sunday
Bread from heaven

Here are links to Youtube versions of the songs we sang on Sunday: How great thou art! King of Kings, Majesty Take us to the river Our God reigns Guide me O thou great Jehovah  

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Where was God in LA? Some personal thoughts from John on Iain’s sermon
LA Shooting

A personal thought from John A lovely, thoughtful sermon from Iain, with lots of things to think about! This question, ‘Does God reign’ troubles us all as we face personal crises, and see disasters and tragedies like the mass-shooting at LA. If God is love, and God is all powerful, then why does God do nothing to prevent bad stuff happening? Jesus said ‘Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside

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Just come: a report of Iain Todd’s sermon
Iain Todd

Yesterday, the preacher was Iain Todd. He was speaking about Exodus 16:1-8 – the Israelites, having been liberated from Egypt, begin grumbling against Moses because of the shortage of food. God provides ‘bread’ and also the ‘meat’ (v8) of quails to sustain them – the rest of Exodus 16 contains more details about this. Iain also referred to the New Testament passage, John 6:51, where Jesus describes himself as ‘the living bread that

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Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Bread from heaven

Exodus 16:1-8 Manna and quail 16 The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. 2 In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. 3 The Israelites said to them, ‘If only we had died by the Lord’s hand in Egypt! There we sat round pots of meat and ate all the food we wanted, but you

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Street Pastors’ Sponsored Walk – Saturday 21st October
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Do you like walking?  Do you like walking up hills big and small?  Would you, or someone you know, like to fundraise with Inverness Street Pastors by taking part in our sponsored WALK up Bin Hill of Cullen, Ben Aigan and Ben Rinnes on Saturday 21st October 2017.  The day starts at 8am ready to climb Bin Hill of Cullen, then to Ben Aigan for about 10am. We have our packed lunch once we have completed Ben Aigan, before heading off to Ben Rinnes,

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