So You Think You Know the Christmas Story?

At the beginning of the Advent season a group of us met to consider the Christmas Story.  (Our Minister Stephen Thornton, who led our Bible study, pointed out that the season of Advent has nothing at all to do with Jesus, since it is about judgement.  It is a time to reflect on what it […]

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Jesus and the Voice from Heaven

A good number came to our Bible study on Thursday, 17 September, which formed part of our Vision4Life Bible year, and was led by our Minister, Stephen Thornton. The passage we considered was from Mark’s Gospel – the first Gospel to be written.  Stephen reminded us to keep bright, open minds when studying the text […]

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Calvin, Luther and Beyond

Our Bible Study on 16 July paid homage to Protestant reformer John Calvin, at the 500th anniversary of his birth.  Yet as we remember and celebrate this significant event in the history of the Reformed Church, the Minister reminded us that we are here not to mimic Calvin and Luther, but to learn from them, […]

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The Washing Line and Peg Bag

At the start of our Bible Study on 16 July we had been intrigued by the washing line hanging before us.  In the second half of the evening all was revealed! We were tasked to think of three verses from scripture that mean the most to us, write them down and peg them to the […]

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The Genealogy of Jesus Christ

Our Bible Study on 18 June started with a discussion on genealogy, and the ease of tracing our family history in this computer age. The Minister read the genealogy of Jesus Christ from Matthew Chapter 1, then invited us to make four groups to study the baptism and genealogy of Jesus in Luke’s Gospel (Chapter […]

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Remembering Him

Our New Testament Bible Study focussed on the story of the woman who anointed Jesus as he was dining with some friends. Without consulting our Bibles, and in small groups, we were invited to recall what we could of this story:  ie, what happens, who is involved etc.  When we came together to compare our […]

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Welcome to Corinth

We met together for our February Bible study on the 14th.  These studies are being shared across the United Reformed Church in the Vision4Life programme, with the hope that we will learn more about the Hebrew Scriptures and New Testament, and so gain in our confidence and understanding. In this study we were welcomed to […]

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Transformed by the Bible

We joined together on the evening of Thursday 15 January for our first Bible Study of 2009.  It was also the first in our Vision4Life programme, in which (along with the rest of the URC) we are being encouraged to develop a more creative understanding of the Bible. Under the guidance of our Minister, Stephen Thornton, we read […]

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