What happened in Philippi?

What happened in Philippi? Acts 16:16-34 Sermon Transcript Chapter 16 of the book of Acts tells of the time that Paul and Silas spent in the city of Philippi. The city had been invaded by Philip I of Macedon, some centuries before in the year 356BCE. It was a strategic

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Healing Service

Service of Healing During this season of Easter, I have been encouraging people to reflect on what it means to live as followers of the Risen Lord. Faithful discipleship means living lives that bear witness to the resurrection as the motivating energy for our faith. As we step into the

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Living as Followers of the Risen One

Living as followers of the Risen One Acts 9:36-43, John 10:22-30 “Many believed in the Lord.” Sermon Transcript You are all, no doubt, aware that the weeks before the Easter weekend form the season of Lent, a time of disciplined preparation for the Easter celebration. Less well known perhaps, but

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What are we to make of this day?

What are we to make of this day? Luke 24:1-12 On the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb … The time is early in the morning – quiet, dark, peaceful. The cast of characters is well-known; Mary Magdalene; Salome, Joanna, another Mary; we know these women.

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What do you see? What do you hear?

What do you see? What do you hear? Luke 19:28–40 Unfortunately we don’t have the audio this week due to technical reasons. Below however is the transcript. Throughout the season of Lent, we have been following a journey … a wilderness journey, in the steps of the ancient Israelites, as

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The Second Signpost: Deep Transformation – 25th Anniversary

The Second Signpost: Deep Transformation Isaiah 55:1-9 & Luke 13:1-9 Today we celebrated the opening of the “new church”. with several visitors from the life of QUC over the past 25 years including several past ministers. The challenging message was delivered by Moderator and former QUC minister Rev Simon Hansford.    

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Images of Power, Images of Vulnerability

Lent 2 – The first signpost: images of power, images of vulnerability Luke 13:31-35 Today, we have heard a story of a journey to the sea … and another story, of a journey to a city on a hill, the capital of the people of Israel. What do the story

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The Wilderness: the Start of the Journey

The Wilderness: the Start of the Journey Luke 4:1-13   Today we enter the season of Lent. Every year, the lectionary offers us the story of Jesus being “tempted in the wilderness”. This is told early on in three canonical Gospels. The shortest and most focussed version is in the

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