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Romans 10:9-10 New International Version (NIV)

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.


  • Can Christians Watch Star Wars?

    January 22, 2020 by

    A few days ago, I watched the new Star Wars film The Rise of Skywalker. I’m in my mid 40’s, so I can actually remember the first three films in the series. Whilst I didn’t see the very first film, I did get to see The Empire Strikes Back and I clearly recall enjoying the… Read more

  • New Years Resolutions Are Old

    January 20, 2020 by

    It’s 25 days Christmas, and many of you are probably in your local council-run leisure centre on the treadmill sweating away wishing you hadn’t eaten quite so many mince pies. That’s my usual New Year’s position and also a part of my resolution to shed the winter weight. Why do I do it each year?… Read more

  • What's So Special About Jesus?

    December 25, 2019 by

    by Simon Hall Somewhere along the line, without anyone ever quite saying it, I picked up the idea that Jesus was special because he wasn’t like his Dad (I mean God, not Joseph). Jesus was kind, caring, inclusive and gently revolutionary. He hated hypocrisy, confronted injustice, never said no to anyone who wanted to be… Read more

  • Lost and Found at Christmas Time

    December 23, 2019 by

    What does Christmas mean to you? Christmas trees, Santa Claus, pressies, eating too much on Christmas day, family time and maybe even that classic Christmas movie, Die Hard; the list goes on. Well for me, Christmas means almost all of the above. I can’t say I’m a massive fan of Santa, because I see Christmas… Read more

  • Lynne’s session on climate change

    October 16, 2019 by

    Here are Lynne’s notes on her session in October 2019 on climate change and our response.  Climate Quiz  How much do you know? I don’t think anyone got all 8 questions right on Sunday night.  Answers are given at the end of the quiz – no cheating! 1) What percentage of mammals,birds, fish and reptiles have… Read more

  • Notes from Rachel Muers’ talk Jan 19

    January 30, 2019 by

    Hi All, Here is a cut and paste of Rachel’s notes, with a few additions of mine in bold that will hopefully make it make more sense. “Why did Jesus call himself the “son of man”? Before starting, one of my favourite short theological quotations Gloria Dei vivens homo [explain] (translation – ‘The glory of… Read more

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