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Sex and Power - Sunday January 13th

Money, sex and power. Find a leader who has falled and one (or more) of those is likely to be lurking large in the background. Why? What is it about them that prepares the ground for a downfall? This Sunday we'll be returning to the life of David, and seeing how sex and power seemed to offer so much, and yet how, ultimately, the brought about the downfall of, not just on...

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In 2019, I will devote myself to....

New Year's resolutions are arguably the opposite of devotion. We say we're going to change our lives in someway, that we're going to take ourselves in hand and do this thing, and it lasts for... how long? Devotion, on the other hand, implies a consistent, unfaltering, attention to the thing we are devoted to. This Sunday we will look at something of which it was said tha...

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The Resumé of Christ - Sunday 16th December

This Sunday, please join us in our Morning Service at 10:30am as we consider who it is who was born at Christmas. In place of our normal Evening Service we will be hosting the Fenetre de l'Avent for the commune of St Sulpice. Please join us at 6:30pm for mulled wine, finger foods and some carol singing!...

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A Messenger with a Message

In the account of Jesus' birth given in the Gospel of Luke there are two messengers. The first issues a decree from Caesar, the second an announcement from God. The first message is bad news, the second contains wonderfully good news. The first implied threat, the second brought joy. Their difference is what makes Christmas so lastingly relevent for our own lives - whateve...

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Advent Begins - Sunday December 2nd

This Sunday we begin our Advent celebrations as we prepare for Christmas. In place of our morning service, there will be a Toddler Service, for those with children aged 0-4yrs, beginning at 10am, at the Foyer Paroissial, St Sulpice. In place of our evening service, there will be our traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, open to all, beginning at 6pm, at the F...

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The Downward Spiral and the Way Back Up - 11th November

When someone experiences a catastrophic moral failure it rarely, if ever, comes out of the blue. There were multiple small decisions made along the way. Multiple small steps down the spiral. David expereinced just such a catastrophic failure. His descent into sin, and the way back up to hope has much to teach us. Join us at our Morning Service, 10:30am or our Evening Serv...

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When a door is shut in your face - Sunday November 4th

How do you respond when a plan is thwarted, an opportunity closed down, or a door is shut in your face? When such things happen it can reveal something of what was motivating us. We think that our best is always going to be found in our plans coming together, and us getting to do what we want to do. What if the truth is different to that? Join us this Sunday as we contin...

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Wanting the Impossible - Sunday 28th October

David became Israel's greatest king. There was a time, however, when he realised he wasn't - that God was the ultimate king, not him. It was a moment that cost a man his life - a moment when David wanted God at the centre but discovered He was far too holy to have that. David discovered he wanted the impossible. But David also knew God was far too good not to have that. ...

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The Friendship of Jonathan - Sunday October 14th

In an age of the autonomous, unencumbered self, thin social media friendships, political tribalism, and ever present 'networking', how do we develop the deep friendships that we all need? The ancient and extraordinary friendship of David and Jonathan has much to teach us. Join us for our Morning Service at 10:30am, or our Evening Service at 6:30pm, at the Foyer Paroissia...

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The Jealousy of Saul - Sunday 7th October

David's slaying of the giant Goliath propelled him onto the national stage, and cemented his place in the affections of the nation. But it did more. It became the catalyst for something that would have a profound impact on the rest of David's life - the jealousy of King Saul. Jealousy can be an incredibly destructive emotion. So why do we get jealous? What are the alterna...

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