“Let Me Tell You a Story” (Ezra1v5-2v70) John MacDiarmid

Talk given at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 4 February 2018.

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Reference: Ezra 1 v 5 – 2 v 70

You can’t beat a good story. Whether it’s in the form of a book, a TV series, a movie or simply listening to someone telling a story,

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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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“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

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“Don’t Waste Your Life” (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given at Poole High School for Poole Christian Fellowship on 10 August 2017

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Reference: Ephesians 5 v 15-17

Having spent time giving some very detailed instructions as to how God wishes his people to live in the light of their salvation, Paul now zooms out to give a wide-angled view of their

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Summer Psalms: Psalm 34 – “I Need Help” (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given by John MacDiarmid at Poole High School for PCF on Sunday morning 27 August 2017.

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We continue our series in the Psalms under the heading “Summer Psalms”.

We never reach the stage where we no longer have any need of God’s help. Spiritual maturity comes when we see how dependent we are on God.

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Summer Psalms: Psalm 20 – “How Can I Pray for You” (John MacDiarmid)

Talk given by John MacDiarmid at Poole High School for PCF on Sunday morning 20 August 2017

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As we work through the Psalms all the great themes of the Bible are raised. In the context of life, the Psalmists show how the issues which are often raised doctrinally elsewhere, are woven into the fabric of

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