Easter - John 20:1-18

          Mary Magdalene saw a stone door rolled away from the tomb. She assumed that Jesus’ body had been stolen.           Some people see the Bible and the church as an empty place, perhaps with some old world charm – interesting enough to give a cursory glance but not staying long enough to examine the evidence and see all that’s available to see.           Peter and the other disciple

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Palm/Passion Sunday - Philippians 2:5-11

          What’s a “good mate”? responses…?           From the New Zealand Oxford Dictionary a ‘mate’ is a noun - that is a name given to the archetypal “very close friend”.           When one thinks of what it is to be a “good mate” one might think in terms of friendship, with a fair go for all, giving the benefit of the doubt and having a willingness to give a second chance.           Some

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Revelation 5v11-14 Sermon 14

Revelation 7:9–14 (NIV84)9 After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and in front of the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. 10 And they cried out in a loud voice:"Salvation belongs to our God,who sits on the throne,and to the

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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (NIV) 16th Nov 2014

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 (NIV) 5 Now, brothers, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, "Peace and safety," destruction will come on them suddenly, as labour pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day

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