August at Inspire Church

Throughout the month of August we will be continuing to explore different women in the Bible and what they might teach us about contemporary faith. Following our short summer liturgy we will meet for simple summer services each Sunday as follows:

August 5th – The prophetic role of women in God’s kingdom (Acts 2)

August 12th – Mary, Mother of Jesus

August 19th – A mystery woman – come along to be surprised

August 26th – CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED – do something different Sunday!

10.30am
Sunday
Everybody’s Welcome Here!

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Commended

The apostle Paul is not known for his progressive views about women! That reputation may not be entirely justified though as there are numerous examples of women in leadership roles in the early churches he was establishing – including Phoebe! On Sunday, as part of our summer unplugged series, we’ll find out more about her important role in the early church.

10.30am
Sunday
Everybody’s Welcome Here!

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Meet Lilith

As we continue with our series looking at women in the Bible, we are reminded that very often – even in such a sacred text – women go nameless, scorned and sometimes even demonised. Some have argued that Lilith was written out of the creation stories as she demanded equality with Adam, little wonder then that she then pops up in Isaiah characterised as a screeching owl.

Inspire Church: reaching parts of the Bible, other churches fear to tread.

10.30am
Sunday
Everybody’s Welcome Here!

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Have a sandal and a wife

As we reach the conclusion of the book of Ruth, Boaz finally gets his girl … and a sandal too. With summer love in the air (see below) what better time to bob down to church to sing in the sunshine and share fellowship with your friends?

10.30am
Sunday
Everybody’s Welcome Here!

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In the middle of the night …

… Jacob wrestled with God. God passed over the Israelite first born children. Samson worked out how to escape from Gaza. The ten virgins were judged. Nicodemus met Jesus …

… and Boaz was rudely awoken by Ruth.

Why is the middle of the night so significant? You’ll have to come along to find out!

10.30am
Sunday
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Flirting in faith

The book of Ruth begins in tragedy but as Naomi and her daughter-in-law return to Bethlehem life starts looking up. Although a stranger in a foreign land, Ruth attracts the attention of a young farmer and before long romance is in the air. Who can resist a good love story? Come along and find out more.

10.30am
Sunday
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Clinging on

From truth to Ruth. A new series as we head into June and July opening up the Old Testament book of Ruth … and what a story we have in store. Tragedy. Loyalty. Betrayal. Romance. It’s all there. In week one we’re going to be meeting some of the main characters and thinking about who and what we cling to.

10.30am – Sunday
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Listen to the servants as the kings know nothing 

And so Elisha has – quite literally – picked up Elijah’s mantle. But does he share the prophetic powers of his predecessor? All will be revealed as we conclude our series on truth with a story that unites kings, captains, messengers and servant girls. Do come along to find out more.

10.30am – Sunday
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Double portions

As we draw closer to the end of the Elijah story, this week we explore his relationship with Elisha and the junior prophet’s persistence. Who do we look up to? What place do role models have in our lives? And when is it right to step out of their shadow and become the individuals God calls us to be?

If that wasn’t enough we’ll be welcoming Sax into church membership and sharing communion too.

10.30am – Sunday
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Grappling with greed

Erm, well there’s a murderous wife, a husband that turns a blind eye, a vengeful God, and plenty of greed to grapple with … and it all happened in Naboth’s vineyard … but what does that mean for us? Come along and find out more about ‘twisting truth’.

10.30am – Sunday
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