Build bigger barns

Last week we were thinking about the rich young ruler who didn’t seem able to give up his wealth. This week we consider a similar story about a very rich man who built bigger barns to look after his wealth … only then to pop his clogs.

It’s an all together service so we’ll have fun exploring what it means to have too much!

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Taking a camel on a bus

Have you ever tried to take your camel on the 192? It can be quite a job. I find it’s easier if you don’t load it up with too many bags – travel light and you can squeeze on a little more easily. Jesus once told a story along these lines. Come along on Sunday to hear more.

Also on Sunday, we’re going to be celebrating Church Action on Poverty Sunday with some home-made soup after the service. The soup will be provided, but please bring a little money if you’d like to make a donation to the work of Church Action on Poverty. No pressure though – just come!

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Foxes, funerals & furrows

Sometimes Jesus told stories that were very short – sometimes little more than a saying. This Sunday we’re going to explore three: about foxes, funerals and furrows. But what connects them all?

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Who is my neighbour?

On Sunday we revisit one of the most familiar stories in the whole Bible: the parable of the good samaritan. We will also take time to tell some of our own stories of hurt and help as we explore what it means to love our neighbours as ourselves.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Bring nothing. Just come and eat.

On Sunday everybody is invited to come and share breakfast with Inspire Church. EVERYBODY! Nobody will be excluded whoever they are – and if we run out of croissants, coffee or orange juice, we’ll go and get some more. Please share. 10.30-11.30. Sunday. Inspire.

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God of small things

One of my favourite books in Arundhati Roy’s novel called The God of Small Things. It is sometimes the small stories that matter most. And this week we are considering two parables about small things – mustards seeds and yeast. Your stories matter – however small. Do come along and join us.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Stories & seeds

This week we begin to explore the parables of Luke’s gospel, starting with one of the most well known – the parable of the sower. We’ll look at what a parable is … and what this particular parable might mean. Do come along and join us.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Our Stories Matter

Happy New Year everyone. Once again we’re going to begin the year by exploring a gospel and this year it is the turn of Luke. We’re going to look especially at the many parables that Jesus tells in that gospel and how those stories relate to our own stories.

The title for this series in ‘Our Stories Matter’ and reminds us that very often Jesus used the stories of ordinary lives to explain to his followers how much God cares for them and that his kingdom is to be found in the simple things.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Leftovers

In case you were wondering … there will be a short service tomorrow morning. A circle of chairs, some singing, some prayers, a Bible reading and our reflections on the year gone by. Bring yourself. You are enough.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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Beer & Carols

On Sunday afternoon we’re going to gather for our annual sing-song at the Bluebell Pub on Barlow Road. Our carol singing will start at 4pm for about an hour. Do come along!

In the morning we’ll have a very simple service – away from all the festive fuss – as we WAIT for our coming king.

10.30 – 11.45am Sunday
Inspire Church

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