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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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B A P T I S E

As we continue our series on Living Water we have a very special Sunday in the life of our fellowship: a baptism. At Inspire Church we tend to reserve baptism for when adults make a big commitment to following Jesus … Continue reading

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Living Water

Throughout human history water has been a powerful symbol of life: thirst-quenching, refreshing and purifying yet at times deep and dangerous. Jesus himself spoke of living water in all its abundance and yet today 844 million people still have no … Continue reading

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Walking in Liberty

Our Bible reading this week says: If we love one another, God lives in us. Wow! What a powerful and inclusive message. And I’m delighted to say that we’ve got somebody visiting us this Sunday who really walks the walk. … Continue reading

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Come and see Roo

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Who do we listen to?

This Sunday our Bible reading calls on Jesus’ followers to "test the spirits". It’s a strange phrase but the wider passage challenges its readers to think about who they listen to and allow to guide their lives. It’s an interesting … Continue reading

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Life: revealed and seen

This week we begin a new mini-series on a letter apparently written by John. The book of 1 John is one of the most beautifully written books of the Bible and starts where the gospels leave off: LIFE – revealed … Continue reading

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Easter at Inspire Church

I love Easter far more than Christmas. Spring is in the air and hope abounds. Out of deep political drama, something stirs. Something new. Something transformative. Resurrection. But let’s not race ahead … Easter week provides us with unique opportunities … Continue reading

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Sheep & Goats

As Jesus journeys towards Jerusalem and a confrontation with the religious authorities he doesn’t beat around the bush. In perhaps one of the most stark teachings to his disciples, he talks about a separation of sheep and goats. Despite its … Continue reading

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