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Interests: Things that make me think - technology, music, culture and theology, movies, preparing worship, prayer. Things that help me think - music, photography, running in the woods, prayer, silence.
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We looked at the very short, original account of the first Easter morning from Mark 16. Operator error meant that I did not record what I said, but you can Download Home group notes 26 Nov 17 Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We looked at Hebrews 12:2 as a way of getting into the waiting and preparation of the season of Advent. Download Sunday 3 Dec 17 This is the video version of the reading we used... ...and this is the Jamaican Bobsleigh team crashing out at the Calgary Winter Olympics. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at ChadTalks
Becky spoke on Sunday evening about the crucifixion and how that can be victory. She referred to Kelly Holmes winning gold in Athens in 2004, and you can watch the video clip here (and Kelly's wide-eyed joy at winning). We read Mark 15:16-32, but it is important have Psalm 22... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We are almost at the end of our walk through Mark and I spoke on chapter 14, verses 3 to 11 and the story of the woman anointing Jesus at Bethany. You can read Mark 14:3-11 here, and listen to what I said Download Sunday 12 Nov 17. There are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at ChadTalks
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Not one, but two takes on Mark 11:1-11; in the morning we had Steve looking at Jesus (Royalty with a capital 'R') and in the evening Lisselle spoke about how the disciples responded with obedience in that same passage. Steve referred to Zechariah 9:9-10 which looked forward to the Triumphal... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at ChadTalks
We looked at Mark 8:14-21 and made bread during the service! These are the Home Group notes Download 15 10 17 Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We read Mark 7:1-23 and Psalm 66. Download Home group notes 8 Oct 17 Download Sunday 8 Oct 17 Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2017 at ChadTalks
Continuing through Mark's Gospel, Jacquie spoke on Mark 6:1-6. Her notes are attached. Download 1.10.17 Mark 6 Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at ChadTalks
Tuesday Fellowship marked its 43rd anniversary this week and I was invited to speak about 'Fellowship'. We read Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 and Psalm 133. Download Sunday 1 Oct 17 Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We continue in Mark and we looked at chapter 2 verses 1 to 12. The Home Group notes are here Download Home group notes 10 Sep 17 and the audio here Download Sunday 10 Sep 17 Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We continued our series on Jesus according to Mark with a different perspective on Mark 1:1-13. The audio for the talk is here Download Sunday 3 Sep 17 pm Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We read Mark 1:1-13 and Steve introduced our theme for the coming months - Jesus, according to Mark. Home group notes are at the back of Church, and can be downloaded here Download 3 09 17 The audio is here Download Sunday 3 Sep 17 am Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We made it! Outside on a British summer's day without any rain. Bit blustery, but no rain. We looked at some short parables that Jesus told in Matthew 13:31-35 and how they might help us to 'Love our neighbour'. You can listen to the talk here Download Sunday 16 Jul... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We kicked off our part of the Circuit's Holy Habits project by looking at the idea of 'Eating Together'. We used Isaiah 25:1-8 and John 21:1-14 as our starting point. The Holy Habits material is here, and my additional home group notes are here Download Home Group notes 25 Jun... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2017 at ChadTalks
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This morning, as well as Baptising Alex, we read Ephesians 1:15-23 and thought about three steps to help us pray for others. Here are the Homegroup notes Download Home Group notes 14 May 17 and here is the audio Download Sunday 14 May 17. We invited people to write those... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We remembered Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. Was it a triumph? If so, for whom? We read Matthew 21:1-11 accompanied by two Old Testament passages to which Matthew makes reference, Psalm 118:19-26 and Zechariah 9:9-12. I didn't make any Home Group notes as we meet on Wednesday to think about how... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We used the story of Mary and Joseph meeting Simeon in the Temple from Luke 2:22-35 as a springboard into a quality of motherhood - vulnerability. You can listen to the audio here Download Sunday 26 Mar 17. No Home Group notes this week as we are mid-Lent Course. Here... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We managed to make up a missed day off to give us a night away on the beautiful Gower peninsula. We found a site right on the headland by Port Eynon which was beautiful, quiet and breezy! Being so close to the beach gave us plenty of time to walk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at my photography
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Thea spoke this evening concluding our look at Colossians 3:12-17. We also used Psalm 46. Download Home Group notes 19 Feb 17 and the audio Download Sunday 19 Feb 17 Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We looked at the first half of Colossians 3:16, and used Isaiah 55:1-13 and Matthew 5:13-16 as our readings. Download Home Group notes 12 Feb 17 and the audio Download Sunday 12 Feb 17 Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at ChadTalks
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We had planned a short break in the camper - 48 hours near Exeter, but we were careful to keep an eye on the weather, particularly the temperature. We were perfectly cosy in the van (our new fan heater and the site electric hook up saw to that) but it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at my photography
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Jacquie spoke on Sunday morning about the fifth part of the series using Colossians 3:12-17. The Homegroup notes are available in the Office and from the back of Church, if you need them and the audio for the talk is here Download Sunday 5 Feb 17 Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at ChadTalks
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Back to the woods as early as I could in the morning. Snow had fallen overnight - not enough to make an impression deeper into the woods, but the landscape around the perimeter was changed dramatically. A hush seemed to have descended alongside the snowflakes. The woods were still and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at my photography
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On Sunday evening I spoke about Colossians 3:14 - "and to all these qualities add love". Download Home Group notes 29 Jan 17 and Download Sunday 29 Jan 17 pm Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at ChadTalks
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Tony spoke in the morning about 'forgiving as we have been forgiven'. Download Home Group notes 29 Jan 17 am and Download Sunday 29 Jan 17 am Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at ChadTalks