Occupy Temple

No series about protest and the Bible could overlook the remarkable story of Jesus turning over the tables in the temple. It is a clear act of protest – but why did he pick on the money-changers and the dove sellers in particular? You’ll have to come along to find out.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday

Everybody’s Welcome Here!

(Providing you haven’t got anything to flog!)

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The art of resistance

This Sunday, as we continue our Why Protest? Series, we are thinking about the art of resistance. From Banksy to Levenshulme’s own graffiti grannies, we’re going to look at the way art and image has been used to challenge the powers that be.

We will draw our inspiration from the Book of Revelation where images of a New Jerusalem were described by John to confront the imperial forces of the day.

IF ANYBODY WOULD LIKE TO BRING ANY ARTWORK THAT HAS INSPIRED THEM THEN PLEASE DO – OR SEND ME AN EMAIL AND I’LL FIND THE IMAGE AND PUT IT ON THE BIG SCREEN.

Sunday. Inspire. 10.30. All welcome!

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Why Protest?

Our new Autumn series begins this week as we think about protest. Throughout the Bible there are stories of protest and resistance – Moses and Esther, prophets like Amos and Jeremiah and then Jesus himself, founder of a resistance movement that led to his death and the persecution of the early church.

Around the world, as democracy appears on the backfoot, protests and resistance movements are rising up again. But why should Christians care? How and when should the church join in?

Our series will explore stories of Bible rebels, we will learn songs of resistance, we will protest through prayer and we share our own stories of hope. We may even do some protesting too!

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

Everybody’s Welcome Here!

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Inspire Church in August

During August, Inspire Church will have simple, unplugged services exploring the Psalms on Sundays 4th and 11th August.

The church will be closed though on Sundays 18th and 25th August.

We will be back up and running as normal on Sunday 1st September.

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This is the day

As part of our summer series on Psalms, this week we’re going to be exploring Psalm 118:

THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE!

Whether you’re home or away over the summer, make sure that you find the time to draw near to God.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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Summer Psalms

This Sunday we are kicking off our new summer series exploring some of our favourite Psalms. We’re beginning with Psalm 73 which includes the verse:

BUT FOR ME, IT IS GOOD TO BE NEAR GOD.

Whether you’re home or away over the summer, make sure that you find the time to draw near to God.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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Rivers of Life

Yesterday afternoon in Levenshulme, the heavens opened and it poured with rain. The school run turned into a family swim. Later yesterday evening during prayer time at our elders meeting, Hannah shared a beautiful vision of the streets of Levenshulme being washed clean by the Holy Spirit. And I thought, let’s dedicate our Sunday service to thinking about ‘rivers of life’.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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In too deep

This Sunday we return to our living water series as we remember the story of Noah and the extraordinary flood. At their height, the waters rose to 15 cubits deep – that’s nearly 7 metres – no wonder so much was destroyed. But what lies behind this story – why the pairs of animals, why the rainbow and the dove, why even Noah? Come along to find out more.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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Water into wine

As the wedding season is upon us, where better to travel for this week’s instalment of our Living Water series than Cana. The place where Jesus turned water into wine. Brow-beaten by his own mother? Keen to announce himself as a gifted magician? Life and soul of the party? Keen on a tipple? Why did he perform such an unusual miracle? Come along to share your thoughts.

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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Gush

From baptismal pools to deep wells, our water series now turns to Jesus’ meeting with the Samaritan woman where he offers her not just a drink but living water, and not just a little – an eternal gush!

OK, so after the weather we’ve been having that might not sound quite so appealing as in a Middle Eastern village but that would be missing the point. Come along on Sunday to quench your thirst!

10.30 – 11.45
Sunday
You All Belong!

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