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2017 Lent Series – Meeting the Redeemer

  The Opposed One Opposition began early We come to meeting Jesus the redeemer in Mark’s gospel. How early do you find hints of the cross? Some would say it’s as early as the opening phrase, ‘the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ’, but that’s probably reading into what you already...

2017 Lent Series – Hunting For Jesus

JESUS THE TEACHER INTRODUCTION All three of the Lent talks are based on Jesus in Mark’s gospel. The simple reason for this to follow up on Talking Jesus, in which we used Mark’s gospel and we gave Mark’s Gospel books. So it seemed to be sensible that if I was doing...

2017 Lent Series – Jesus The Healer

LENT TALK #2 JESUS THE HEALER   We noted in the first talk that Jesus the Teacher and Jesus the Healer in Mark’s gospel, indeed in the other gospels, go hand in hand. As he proclaimed and taught so his healing ministry took place. So it was a regular part of Jesus...

2016 – Lent Talk 3

LENT TALK 3 - Blessing OthersSo we come to the third and final talk on exploring blessing. If you want to follow up on the previous two they are here: Lent 1, Lent 2.In the first talk we were thinking about the way God blesses us; in the second...

2016 – Lent Talk 2

BLESSING GODLet's begin with a very quick catch up from the first talk. The word that’s used for blessing in the Old Testament in Hebrew, ‘barakh/berakhah’ means literally to ‘bow the knee’ and it’s the same word that is used when the Hebrew writers are writing of God blessing...

2016 – Lent Talk 1

THE BLESSING OF GODThe way this Lent Series works is that each talk stands on its own, but if you are at all three you will get a lot more out of it than if you are only at one. The sum of the three is more than the...