Talks

“Pudding, Praise and … the Gospel” (Steven Driver)

What is the Gospel?

The Gospel is the power of God to bring salvation to all who believe. It is our mission as Christians to proclaim it set by Jesus to go and make disciples to make followers of him.

Our role is to proclaim it and proclaim it in a way that is accessible to the hearers, like Paul said

To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under

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“Reformation 500”

Talk given at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 29 October 2017

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Today’s talk is less preaching and more lecture, and will lead us into the breaking of bread.

On 31st October 1517, five hundred years ago on Tuesday, a burly German monk by the name of Martin Luther nailed a document called the 95 theses to

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“The Great Love Story” (John MacDiarmid)

Reference: Ephesians 5 v 21-33

Talk given at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 15 October 2017.

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We come now to a key passage on a key relationship for human beings – marriage.

Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For

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“Pudding, Praise and…..Healing” (John MacDiarmid)

“Pudding, Praise and…Healing” 12 October 2017

Healing occurs throughout the New Ttestament as a significant ministry of Jesus and of the early church.

Healing can be defined as “the intervention of God in the health of a person”

Especially for those who are ill, or close to those who are, this is an area of great interest. What does the Bible have to say to us about it?

1. What’s the Problem?

We have to ask: why does anyone become ill at all?

“…and it

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“Pudding, Praise and …Prophecy” (John MacDiarmid)

Pudding, Praise…and Prophecy

4 October 2017

Five questions to be answered in this session:

• 1. Is Prophecy for today?
• 2. What is Prophecy?
• 3. How does it work?
• 4. Who can Prophesy?
• 5. How can I do it?

Taking them in turn:

1. Is Prophecy for today?

The is a part of the “cessationist” debate. Cessationism is the view that many of the gifts of the Holy Spirit ended at the end of the apostolic age, when the Canon of Scripture was complete. There is not

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“The Spirit-Filled Life” (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 1 October 2017.

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Reference: Ephesians 5 v 18-22

Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the

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