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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 … Continue reading

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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! … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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