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Mark and Recovering From Failure - Sunday July 14th

Personal failures are all too common. Failures of courage; moral failures; spiritual failures. The Bible is littered with them... and so, in all likelihood, is our personal experience. Yet the good news of Jesus doesn't leave us flat on our faces, it lifts us up. it restores and rebuilds broken lives. And the story of a young man named John Mark is a case in point. A young...

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Not A Team of Rivals - Sunday July 7th

This Sunday we begin our Summer Series - 'Not a Team of Rivals' - looking at the men and women Paul gathered around him to fulfill the mission, beginning with Barnabas and the gift of Encouragement. Join us at 10.30am for our Morning Service Please note, during July and August there will be no evening service....

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The Problem of (false) Prophets

There is no end to the people with an opinion on how you should live your life, or what really matters in life. The question is, whose opinions should you listen to? Things don't change, at least not much. In the days of Jeremiah the prophet there were plenty of voices on the religious landscape telling people the way to personal fulfillment. And Jeremiah has some great a...

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Being a King and the Problem of Justice

It would hardly be controversial to say that any civil society should seek to care for the poor and needy. Yet it seems so hard to achieve. Why is that? Jeremiah's interactions with a king some 2500 years ago give us a good idea why. Join us for our Morning Service, 10.30am, or our Evening Service at 6.30pm. Both will be at the Foyer Paroissial, St Sulpice....

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The Power of Shame - Sunday June 9th

It is not just in traditional honour and shame cultures that shame is a powerful weapon. It is in our own culture. Maybe increasingly so. But shame is not reserved for those times when you step out of line. You can know shame for what you have done or what others have done to you. If that's the case, what power is greater than shame? What can erase your shame, and free yo...

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A Lesson in a Potter's Shop - Sunday May 18th

The Bible uses a number of different images as it helps us understand what God is like; images like a shepherd, a rock, a fortress. Each one helps us see something of God's character that helps us trust him. This Sunday we will consider another image - that of God as the potter - and our lives as clay in his hands. He moulds our lives, and all of history like a potter mou...

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The Good Life You're Looking For - Sunday May 12th

When someone describes themself as 'a person of faith' it implies that other people aren't 'people of faith.' The prophet Jeremiah says, 'that's wrong - we're all people of faith - it just depends what you're putting your faith in.' And he goes on to say that what you put your faith in has a profound influence on the kind of life you end up living. Will it be one of fruitf...

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Spiritual Depression

Charles Spurgeon, the great Victorian preacher, once wrote, 'Fits of depression come over the most of us. Usually cheerful as we may be, we must at intervals be cast down. The strong are not always vigorous, the wise not always ready, the brave not always courageous, and the joyous not always happy. There maybe here and there men of iron, to whom wear and tear work no perc...

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Broken Covenant, Suffering God - Sunday April 14th

What difference would it make to your life if you knew you were loved unconditionally? If you knew you were accepted not becuase of your performance or your image, but simpy because you are loved? Or, if you face criticism and attacks, what can give you the courage to keep going? This Sunday we'll be looking once more at the prophet Jeremiah and he gives us some surprisi...

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Venue Change Sunday April 7th

This Sunday (April 7th) we will not be in our usual venue. For one week only... The Morning Service (10:30am) will meet at the Temple de la Croix d'Ouchy. The Evening Service (6:30pm) will meet at the Temple d'Ecublens. You can find maps and directions here....

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