The Story of Abraham and Isaac

A study of Genesis 22: 1-19 (This text describes how Abraham was called by God to take his only son Isaac to Mount Moriah and sacrifice him.  How Isaac carried the wood for the fire, asking where was the lamb to be sacrificed, and Abraham replied that God would provide the animal.) At the start […]

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Finding God in the Commonplace

Our Bible Study and Prayer Evening on Thursday 15th July 2010 was yet another wonderful evening on Prayer.  Our Minister, Stephen Thornton, started the study with a sunflower, giving us many facts about it: some well known, some obscure.  He went on to say that there were many sermons in this flower, and gave us […]

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Labyrinth

Our Bible Study and Prayer Evening on Thursday 17th June 2010 focussed on the Prayer Labyrinth. This was my first experience of a Prayer Labyrinth, and I sincerely hope not my last.  Never have I experienced an evening of prayer like it. There were twenty stations marked out for us to follow in the church […]

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The Purpose of Prayer

Our May Bible Study continued to focus on Prayer and its meaning.  Led by our Minister, we started by considering our responses to three passages from Luke’s Gospel: 1.  Luke 4, 1-13 The complete silence of the wilderness encourages self-examination, ie working out who we are and what God wants us to do with our […]

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When Jesus Prayed

On Thursday 18 March our study group met to consider the topic of individual prayer.  We looked at three of the occasions on which Luke says that Jesus prayed: after his baptism, before choosing his disciples, and in the Garden of Gethsemane. We considered the questions: why did Jesus pray? and what difference did it […]

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Why Pray?

This year the Vision4Life programme is focussing on Prayer, and at our Bible Study in February a group of us came together to consider the nature and practice of prayer. The way we pray probably says something about the kind of God in whom we believe. We started by listing some things that made us […]

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