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The Tyranny of 'Free Love'

Posted by Sam on October 19, 2017

the tyranny of free love"The following is excerpt from William Taylor's recent talk on Matthew 12:9-14:

"This is what religion always does with Jesus.

Rather than embrace Jesus’ free offer of a living relation with God as a result of sins forgiven through his work on the cross, of love, of mercy, of kindness, what religion does is to hedge the law, to render God irrelevant, to try to keep itself distant from God, and it results in hostility and hypocrisy and Continue reading…

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Faith in the operating theatre

Posted by Amy on October 12, 2017

Megan

What does it look like to have faith in Jesus when you’re standing in an operating theatre? We caught up with Megan over brunch to talk about the current 6pm series in Matthew 8. Megan is a junior doctor and this year you’ll find her in RML Overview.


A: What have you’ve been enjoying about Matthew 8?

M: I really enjoyed Matthew 8:18-22, getting such a clear idea of what the cost of following Jesus is, and having Jesus himself say it.
I Continue reading…

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Humanity & Hope

Posted by Sam on October 9, 2017

humanity & hope blogIn a recent Preaching Matters William Taylor and Mickey Mantle discussed a teaching series they had shared through Genesis 5-11. One of the reoccurring themes which came to the fore was the possibility of hope for humanity in a world now filled with sin and under the curse of God.

Chapters 5-11 of Genesis spans the heights of man’s potential and the depths of his depravity. Both rising to the great construction initiative of Babel, seek Continue reading…

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PREACHING MATTERS: William Taylor & Mickey Mantle, Humanity & Hope in Genesis

Posted on October 6, 2017

What is the diagnosis of Humanity in Genesis 5-11, and is there any sign of hope?

What is God's assessment of humanity's state in the world? What hope do we have of building towards something lasting? How can reconciliation with God be achieved? William Taylor and Mickey Mantle talk with Sam Manchester about these issues in this month’s Preaching Matters. Watch it now.
St Helen's Media is pleased to bring you Preaching Matters, a video r Continue reading…

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Adopted

Posted by Sam on October 5, 2017

Adopted

The story of the bible is a relational story.

It reveals the relational character of God to us - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - as well as His relationship with the world that He has made. In God Himself there is relationship, and that overflows to the dynamic at work in the very fabric of our reality, the importance of relationships at every level, the need of ‘others’, of community, and especially of that central relationship on whic Continue reading…

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