A lens to look through

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In this week’s #FaithrootsLive we continued to examine the issue of male and female leadership roles in church by beginning to look at hermeneutics. How do we know that we are interpreting and applying the passages that talk about men and women correctly? In order to answer the question, we are considering a case study… Continue reading A lens to look through

Under new management (Romans 7:1-6)

Near where we live is a restaurant. Whilst we’ve been living here, it has changed names a number of times.  There’s a reason for that. The original restaurant had a bad name for poor quality food and dodgy hygiene. However, I think that on a few occasions, the name change was merely cosmetic.  If you… Continue reading Under new management (Romans 7:1-6)

Us in the dock

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What is the purpose of the Law of the land? Why do we have speed limits, why do we have rules about COVID? The answer of course is that we have an expectation that not only do those rules show us how we should live in order to keep a pandemic at bay or make… Continue reading Us in the dock

The problem with Sin (Romans 3:9-20)

For Starters Why do we have laws?  E.g. Speed limits, criminal law, charity laws etc. A Look at the Text Who is Paul writing about here? (v9) Who is affected by sin? (v9-10) Sin is …. The  failure to ……………. God and to …………….. God (v11) deliberate decision to …………………………… from God (v12) Sin means… Continue reading The problem with Sin (Romans 3:9-20)

Invitation to a blessing

(Deuteronomy 27:1-14) The whole book of Deuteronomy is about God’s Covenant with his people, about what it means to live in his presence, enjoying the blessings he has given then, land, protection, provision. It is about how to do this by loving, obeying and worshipping the living God. The first eleven chapters set out an… Continue reading Invitation to a blessing

The Road home (2 Peter 3:14-18)

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Throughout Coronavirus, we’ve taken time each day to pray and look at a Psalm together. I’ve been excited not just to see what each individual Psalm is saying but also to get a sense of the themes coming through. The big theme, particularly in the last part of Psalms is on the journey home for… Continue reading The Road home (2 Peter 3:14-18)

Watch out false teachers (2 Peter 2:1-3)

He was popular on the preaching team, able to put things forward clearly and simply in an engaging way.  Then something began to shift. We noticed a change of emphasis. Then he began to speak with individuals and tell them that he wasn’t so sure. He did not come out directly and say that he… Continue reading Watch out false teachers (2 Peter 2:1-3)

Growing in faith and assurance

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2 Peter 1: 5-11 Introduction It’s quite an anxious time for new parents when the health checks happen. Is baby developing and doing all she is meant to? Is baby growing? Is she putting on weight. Failure to grow is a cause for concern. So too with Christians. Are we growing spiritually in Christ? The… Continue reading Growing in faith and assurance