“The Eye of God” (Ezra 5) (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 13 May 2018.

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Have you ever felt that you are being watched?

If you have, it’s with good reason. The average person has their picture taken 70 times per day. Every time you go into an establishment that in any way is

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“A Word to the Weary” (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 29 April 2018.

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Reference: Haggai 2 v 1-10

In his letter to the Galatians Paul said:

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Gal 6v9)

Why would

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“I give up!” (Ezra 5 v1-2; Haggai 1v1-12) (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 25 March 2018.

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References: Ezra 5v1-2 and Haggai 1 v1-12

Which of us has not used these words. Sometimes tongue in cheek, but often serious. Something that started off with such promise, optimism and hope – yet after a while we feel that we’re hitting

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“The Time Has Come!” (Ezra 1v1-4) John MacDiarmid

Talk given at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 28 January 2017.

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Reference: Ezra 1 v 1-4

This is the second in the series “Rise Up and Build” in which we are walking together through the book of Ezra. After last weeks’ general introduction we start to look at the text

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“Church in Action” (John MacDiarmid)

Notes on talk given by John MacDiarmid for Poole Christian Fellowship at Poole High School on 14 January 2018.

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Next week we will start a new series looking at the book of Ezra, and other books around it. The story about how God miraculously saved His people from exile and gave them a job to

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“What On Earth Are We Here For?” (John MacDiarmid)

(Notes on Talk given by John MacDiarmid for Poole Christian Fellowship at Poole High School on 7 January 2018.)

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Happy New Year!

I wonder how many times you have said that in your life?

Although 1st of January probably doesn’t have any spiritual significance, it serves as a useful landmark for us to take stock. As has

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“The Ultimate Weapon” (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 3 November 2017.

Reference: Ephesians 6 v 18-20

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We have been looking at the spiritual warfare that the church is engaged in, and now we come to the ultimate way in which the church engages in, and wins ,spiritual warfare.

The context of

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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

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