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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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Not fair

The parable of the workers in the vineyard is one of the most interesting in Matthew’s gospel. On the face of it, it’s completely unfair – but perhaps unfairness is all part of God’s plan? Do come along and share … Continue reading

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Even the dogs

This Sunday we remember the story of the Canannite woman who Jesus initially ignored – perhaps on account of her gender or ethnicity? She didn’t give up and ultimately Jesus listened changing the course of his whole ministry. A conversion … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

This Sunday we remember the story about Jesus walking on the water towards the disciples’ boat. Good old Peter wanted a piece of the action. Quite right too – Jesus was encouraging the disciples to follow him after all. It … Continue reading

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Yeast

On Sunday we welcome a visitor: Clare Birkett. Clare is head of adult education at Economy – a charity that tries to make the economy more understandable who’s going to tell us a bit more about what they do and … Continue reading

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Greater than the temple

Jesus often ran into conflict with the religious authorities. In doing so he often reminded people of his concern for us as humans first and foremost … and that rules and regulations were secondary matters. None more so than in … Continue reading

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Just say the word

On Sunday we will be having a traditional church service as we explore the miracles of Jesus. We will think particularly about the story of the Roman centurion who appealed to Jesus to heal his servant. We’re trying to make … Continue reading

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Braving the wilderness

Before heading out on a three year journey, Jesus spent time in the wilderness. Why? At times, life brings us all wilderness experiences and often we try to avoid them. This Sunday we will explore what they might have to … Continue reading

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Well Pleased

Early Matthew’s gospel, Jesus takes the plunge and joins others who are being baptised by John in the River Jordan. Unlike others though, as Jesus emerges from the river something very special happens. If you’d like to know what, then … Continue reading

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