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“What’s all this about church?”

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Notes on sermon preached 14 June 2009: “What’s all this about the church?”

All over the world, millions of Christians are “doing” church, in many different ways. How should we best understand what church is all about? Church is…

1. A Building

Not bricks and mortar, but a spiritual building which is built by God. Jesus said “I will build my church”. (Matthew 16 v 18) Paul said: “you

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Sermon preached 31 May 2009: “Help for the Battle”

Notes on Message preached 31 May 2009 at PCF :”Help for the Battle”

“Lead Us not into Temptation, but deliver us from the Evil One” Matthew 6 v.13

In this petition Jesus encourages us to come to our Father and to ask for daily help in the battle against the enemy and all his forces. The word translated “temptation” refers to any trial that a Christian experiences. It can also be translated “trial” or “test”.

1. The Cosmic Background

At some

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Notes on Sermon 17 May 2009: “Needing Forgiveness”

“Forgive Us Our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors…for if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, you Father will not forgive your sins” Matthew 6, 12,14-15

In this section Jesus exhorts us to come to the Father to ask forgiveness for our Debts. In Jewish culture it was recognised that whenever an offence was committed a debt was

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