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Friday Communion Service

Moses & The Burning Bush

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Qualified and equipped: how God deals with the things that we think disqualify us from doing his work.

Exodus 3:1-15

Model Leader!?

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Richard concludes our exposition of 1 Corinthians with a look at who the author was and what made him tick. Why did he curse people? What was his decision making process like? How did he cope with colleagues who wanted to do something different?

1 Corinthians 16

Resurrection: A life worth living later

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Richard explains the inexorable significance of Jesus' resurrection in securing the reason we live for him on this earth.

1 Corinthians 15:12-34

What is the Gospel?

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What is the the most important thing? Paul re-orientates the Corinthian church to the basics.

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Using Spiritual Gifts

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Richard unpacks some often misunderstood verses in 1 Corinthians 14 considering how all the brothers and sisters in Corinth should use their gifts when they come together and the impact that has for us today. (He particularly considers how these verses have been [mis]used to ban women from taking full and active part in worship and our response to that now).

1 Corinthians 14:26-40

The Supernatural God

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Richard gives a spiritual gifts 101, unpacking Paul's teaching on tongues, discernment and prophecy to the Corinthian church.

1 Corinthians 14:1–25

Grief, Hope & Eternity

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Speaking from 1 Corinthians 13, Denis explains how love is the 'unbreakable tether to the future we can already recognise.'

1 Corinthians 13

Your role is crucial

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Apostle, prophet or miracle worker or none of the above!? Why your role is crucial from 1 Corinthians 12 and what happens to you and others if you fulfil your purpose and calling.

1 Corinthians 12:12-31

The Graces of the Holy Spirit

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We can all have gifts or graces from the Holy Spirit, but what are they and what do they do? Richard explains more from 1 Corinthians 12.

1 Corinthians 12:1-11

The Purpose, Pedigree and Power of Communion

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The purpose, pedigree and power behind taking communion. It’s a life changing covenant but some of the side effects can be deadly. A look at 1 Cor 11:17- including the fabulous Mrs Beamish reacts to sharing ‘the peace’ poem. 

1 Corinthians 11:17-34

Haircuts and hats

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Richard explores from 1 Corinthians 11 whether Stephen, our worship leader, needs to get his hair cut, and whether half the congregation should be wearing hats in church!?

1 Corinthians 11:2-16


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Richard explores what should be our motives in life: the Good Of Others, the Glory Of God and the Example Of Christ.

1 Corinthians 10:23-33

What does the Eucharist mean to you?

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Emily challenges us on the meaning of communion and how it should affect our relationship with God. 

1 Corinthians 10:14-22

Examples from our past

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Visiting speaker Father Edward from St. Michael and All Angels, Bedford Park, speaks to us on 1 Corinthians 10:1-13.

1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Run the race

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How do we run? Why do we run? and what stops us?

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

The Heart of a Servant

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Short reflection based on Paul's letter challenging us toward humble service as a response to the gifts of God.

1 Corinthians 9:15-23

Preferring one another

Preferring one another

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Stephen talks about the arrogance of some of the Corinthian church members, his own experience of community, and our need for the Holy Spirit to help us, change us, and give us hope.

Knowledge or love?

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What's better, knowledge or love, when it comes to making big judgement calls about what you and those around you are up to? Some surprising answers from a strange text.

1 Corinthians 8:1-3

Breaking from motivated reasoning

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Denis challenges us to give freely and have compassion, motivated by the Holy Spirit not our own thoughts and desires.

1 Corinthians 7:25-40

Same Circumstances, New Spirit

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Emma takes us through 1 Corinthians 7:17-24 on remaining in the situation you were in when God called you, and what that might look like for us today.

1 Corinthians 7:17-24