Matthew's gospel

Watch these useful videos about the structure and flow of Matthew’s gospel, from The Bible Project.

Kate Gaze opened the series with a talk about the list of Jesus’ ancestors as reported by Matthew.
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Kate Gaze went right the other end of Matthew into chapter 28 to look at the Great Commission.
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Robbie Thomson talked about the baptism of Jesus and asked how well we are following God’s call on our lives.
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Kate Gaze with the fourth of our talks about Matthew’s gospel; Jesus calls the first disciples.
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Michael Charalambous on the Beatitudes and Salt and Light from Matthew 5.
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Kate Gaze on more of the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5.
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David Instone-Brewer on righteousness in Matthew 6 and 7.
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Robbie Thomson continues in Matthew 7 with the wide and narrow gates.
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Kate Gaze talks about Matthew 8.
(It would be helpful to watch the first overview video if you haven’t already seen it.)
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David Gaze takes us to Palm Sunday in Matthew 21.
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Soula Charalambous shared a powerful personal testimony in her talk on Matthew 10, on Jesus sending the disciples out.
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David Instone-Brewer talked about Matthew 11 – disappointing results in Galilee.
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Kate Gaze on Matthew 12.
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Steve Gaze spoke about the Treasure Stories in Matthew 13.
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Kate Gaze on Matthew 14, Peter walks to Jesus on the water.
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David Instone-Brewer on Matthew 15; Pharisees and crumbs.
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Kate Gaze talked about a major turning-point for the disciples in Matthew 16.
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Kate Gaze on Matthew 17, the transfiguration of Jesus.
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KeithTarring from Comberton Baptist Church spoke at our all-age service, on Matthew 18.
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Kate Gaze on Matthew 19.
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Kate Gaze on Matthew 20.
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Steve Gaze on Matthew 21.
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David Gaze on Matthew 23.
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Steve Gaze on Matthew 24.
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David Instone-Brewer on Matthew 25.
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David Instone-Brewer on Matthew 26.
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Steve Gaze on Matthew 27.
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Kate Gaze on Matthew 28.
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Luke’s Exclusives

Events in the life of Jesus which only Luke has recorded

Kate Gaze tells us some of the background to Luke’s Gospel.
Who was Luke? When did he write? Why did he write?
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Mike Elcomb spoke on “The Case of the Lost Boy”, Luke 2: 41-52.
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Steve Gaze spoke on “The Holy Spirit is upon me”, from Luke 4, Jesus in the synagogue at Nazareth.
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David Gaze spoke about the women in Luke’s Gospel.
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Kate Gaze spoke about welcoming or rejecting Jesus, from Luke 9 & 10.
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David Instone-Brewer spoke about Jesus’ teaching on persistent prayer.
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David Instone-Brewer looks at the facts about miracles. (On VisualSemons.co.uk)
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Robbie Thomson spoke about money, from the parable of the rich fool.
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Former minister Philip Thompson spoke from Luke 13.
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Steve Gaze spoke on problems with riches, from Luke 14 & 16.
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Kate Gaze spoke on seeking God and God seeking us, from Luke 18 & 19.
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On Palm Sunday, Steve Gaze looks at Jesus’ three sayings from the crucifixion narrative that only Luke reports.
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Acts – continuing Luke’s narrative

A dramatisation,”The Book of Acts – Visual Bible”, can be seen in short sections on YouTube starting here.

Kate Gaze gives an introduction to the book of Acts, the sequel to Luke’s gospel.
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Acts 1:12 to 2:47. Kate Gaze  talks about Pentecost.
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Acts 3 & 4. Steve Gaze
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Acts 5 & 6. David Instone-Brewer
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Acts 7 & 8 (mostly 8). Robbie Thomson
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Acts 9 & 10. David Instone-Brewer
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Acts 13. Guest speaker Sid O’Neill, from the North Cheshire branch of the Christian Motorcyclists’ Association, gave us his spin on Acts 13
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Acts 15. Steve Gaze
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Acts 17. Kate Gaze
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Acts 19. David Gaze
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Acts 21. David Instone-Brewer
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Acts 23 & 24. Kate Gaze
Kate recommends watching two of the clips from the dramatisation of Acts. 
Watch clip 1
Watch clip 2
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Acts 27. Steve Gaze
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Romans

Romans 1:1-17. Pete Beazley 
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Romans 1:18:32. David Instone-Brewer
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Romans 2:1-18. David Gaze
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Romans 2:17 – 3:8. Kathleen Rochester
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Romans 3:9-31. Kathleen Rochester
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Romans  4. Stuart Rochester
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Romans 5. David Instone-Brewer
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Romans 6. Kathleen Rochester
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Romans 7. Stephen Henderson
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Romans 8A. Kathleen Rochester
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Romans  8B. Kathleen Rochester
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Romans 9 & 10. Kathleen Rochester
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Romans 11. David Instone-Brewer
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Romans 12. Kathleen Rochester
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Romans 13. Kate Gaze
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Romans 14. Kathleen Rochester
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Romans 15 & 16. Kathleen Rochester
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1 Corinthians

1 Cor. 1:1-17. Peter Key
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1 Cor. 1:17 – 2:16. Steve Gaze
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1 Cor. 2:16 – 3:17. Kate Gaze
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1 Cor. 3:8 – 4:5. Dan Mendis
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1 Cor. 4:6-21. Mary Mansfield
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Youth Service. Luke Pedlar
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1 Cor. 5:12 – 6-6. David Instone-Brewer
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1 Cor. 6:7 – 20. Kate Gaze
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1 Cor. 7:1 – 9. David Gaze
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1 Cor. 7:10 – 16. David Instone-Brewer
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1 Cor. 8:1 – 13. Susie Thompson
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1 Cor. 9. David Gaze
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1 Cor. 10:1 – 11:1. Kathleen & Stuart Rochester
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1 Cor. 11:17 – 34. Kate Gaze
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1 Cor. 11:2 – 16. David Instone-Brewer
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1 Cor. 12:1 – 26. Dan Mendis
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1 Cor. 12:27 – 31. Kate Gaze
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1 Cor. 13. Steve Gaze
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1 Cor. 14:1 – 19. David Gaze
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1 Cor. 14:20 – 39. Kate Gaze
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1 Cor. 15:1 – 20. Frederik Mulder
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1 Cor. 16. David Instone-Brewer
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Feed Yourself (not in  the series). Kate Gaze
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2 Corinthians

2 Corinthians 1:1-11. Steve Gaze sets the scene.
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2 Corinthians 1:12 – 2:11. Steve Gaze: “More painful for me than for you”   
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2 Corinthians 2:12 – 3:6. David Gaze: “Commended by God, not man”
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2 Corinthians 3:7 – 4:6. David Instone-Brewer: “Our eyes have been opened”
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2 Corinthians 4:7 – 5:10. Kate Gaze: “We will have new bodies” 
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2 Corinthians  5:11 – 21. Kate Gaze: “We are reunited with God” 
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2 Corinthians 6:1 – 7:1 . David Gaze: “So don’t partner with evil”
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2 Corinthians 7. Robbie Thomson: “The joy of your repentance” 
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 2 Corinthians 8 & 9. Kate Gaze: “Get ready for the collection”
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2 Corinthians 10. Philip Thompson 
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2 Corinthians 11. David Instone-Brewer
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Ephesians chapters 1-3

Who am I? Where do I fit in? What am I living for?

Steve Gaze offers an introduction to these three chapters
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Kate Gate asks “Who are we?” in Ephesians 1:1-2
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David Instone-Brewer looks at Ephesians 1:3-14, “Eternally blessed”
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Michael Charalambous on Ephesians 1:15-23, “Pray for revelation”
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David Gaze on Ephesians 2:1-10, “Alive for his purpose”
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David Instone-Brewer on Ephesians 2:11-22, “Belonging to his family”
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Adrian Semerene guests and explores Ephesians 3:1-13, “Gifted for service”
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Soula Charalambous concludes the series in Ephesians.
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Ephesians 6:10-18 Full Armour of God

Kate Gaze: Standing Firm 
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Mike Elcome: Belt of Truth
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Kate Gaze: Breastplate of Righteousness
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Steve Gaze: Gospel of Peace  Video clip
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Kate Gaze: Recap; more on Standing Firm
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David Instone-Brewer: Shield
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Kate Gaze: Helmet
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Kate Gaze: Sword of the Spirit: how do we understand “The word of God”?
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Kate Gaze: Praying for the Spirit. (This talk included a number of times of prayer which have been edited)
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Kate Gaze: Praying Continuously
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Hebrews

Hebrews 1 & 2
The Letter Carrier, Davidicus, and his assistant Enidia, bring the new letter to the Church at Hardwick. Enidia reads the first scroll with Davidicus interrupting to explain the tricky parts – or trying to.
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Hebrews 3 & 4
Kate Gaze looks at sharing in the “rest” of God after his work of Creation.
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Hebrews 5 & 6
Robbie Thomson earns several million Great Husband points for delivering the sermon that Susie prepared but was too poorly to give on the day – on a very tricky part of Hebrews.
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Hebrews 7 & 8
Jonno Gaze and Amy Snaith helped us think through the writer’s comparison between Jesus and the mysterious figure Melchizedek.
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Hebrews 9 & 10
David Instone-Brewer on the temple and sacrifices of the Old Testament as a foreshadow of the sacrifice of Jesus.
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Hebrews 11
Robbie Thomson found that the list of heroes of the faith in this chapter point to four marks of faith: Walking, working, worshipping and waiting. Sadly this talk was not recorded but you can see Robbie’s slideshow.
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Hebrews 12
Steve Gaze finds the main message of Hebrews spelled out in this chapter: keep going; don’t give up.
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Hebrews 13
Kate Gaze looks at the writer’s final remarks and instructions for the Hebrew Christians in their difficult situation.
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James

Overview: Who is James? Why was he writing? To whom? Dr Nick Ellis
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James 1. Where do trials come from? Dr Kathleen Rochester 
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James 3. These are only words. Robbie Thomson
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James 4. Where does evil come from? Dr Nick Ellis 
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James 5:1-11. Rich and Poor. David Instone-Brewer 
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James 5:13-20. Prayer for the sick and troubled.  David Gaze 
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John’s letters

The structure of 1 John can be seen as a Chiasm, a form also found in Hebrew poetry.
The sections in the first half are mirrored in the second half around a key concept. 

Kate Gaze, 1 John 1:1-5 & 5:5-13
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Mike Elcomb, 1 John 1:6-2:2 & 5:14-21
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Robbie Thomson, 1 John 2:3-11 & 4:7-5:4
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David Gaze, 1 John 2:12-17 & 4:4-6
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David Instone-Brewer, 1 John 2:18-27 & 4:1-3
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Soula Charalambous, 1 John 2:19 – 3:11
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David Instone-Brewer, 1 John  5.7-8
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Kate Gaze, 2 John
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Easter

Palm Sunday

Graham Daniels, 2011
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Steve Gaze, 2015
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Robbie Thomson, 2017
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Steve Gaze, 2019: “Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem” (Luke 9.51) Partway through Steve showed a Bible Project video – see it here.
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Good Friday

Soula Charalambous, 2019: Jesus’ passion in Gethsemane.
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Easter Sunday

David Instone-Brewer, 2011
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Frederik Mulder, 2012
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David Instone-Brewer, 2013
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“What about the Cross?” 2015.
David Instone-Brewer leads an interactive session to try to work out what really happened at the Cross.
(WARNING: this might be loud in places)
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Encounters with Jesus

Steve Gaze: John the Baptist’s encounters with Jesus
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Kate Gaze: children in the Gospels encounter Jesus
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David Instone-Brewer: the Pharisees and Sadducees encounter Jesus
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Kate Gaze: a very rich young man encounters Jesus
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David Gaze: Satan encounters Jesus
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Kate Gaze: Martha & Mary encounter Jesus
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Robbie Thomson: Judas Iscariot encounters Jesus
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Philip Thompson: Pontius Pilate encounters Jesus
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Kate Gaze: the Palm Sunday crowds encounter Jesus
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Kate Gaze: Thomas encounters Jesus after his resurrection
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David Instone-Brewer: John the gospel-writer’s record of his encounters with Jesus
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Steve Gaze: two disciples encounter the risen Jesus on the road to Emmaus 
Steve refers to a video, “Talking Jesus”, which seems to be no longer online. Website
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Jesus’ teaching

Racism, Luke 4:16-30
David Instone-Brewer
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Forgiving, Mark 2:1-12, Mark 2:13-17
Robbie Thomson
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Laws worth living for, Matt.12:1-14, 5:13-16, 5:17-20
Kate Gaze
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Following Jesus, Matt.4:18-22, 9:35 – 10:16, 28:16-20
Mark Coulson 
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Living the blessed life, Matt.5:3-12, 5:21-26, 5:33-48 
Philip Thompson 
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Praying and babbling, Matt.6:1-8, Luke 18:9-14, Matt.6:7-13, Luke11:1-13, 18:1-8
David Instone-Brewer
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Fasting and new ideas, Matt.6:14-24, Luke 5:33-39
Kate Gaze
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Peaceful or anxious, Luke 12:13-34, Matt.7:7-11, Mark 10:13-31
Steve Gaze
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Money, Matt.7:12-27, Luke 14:7-24
Steve Gaze
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Help when persecuted, Matt.10:34-42,12:46-50, Matt.10:17-33
David Gaze
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Good and bad signs, Matt.11:2-27, 12:38-42, 16:1-4
Kate Gaze
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Inner purity, Mark 7.:1-23
Kate Gaze
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Jesus and blasphemy, Matt.16:13-28,12:31-37
David Instone-Brewer
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Faith and faithfulness, Luke 17:5-19
Kate Gaze
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Childlike commands, Matt.18:1-9, 11:25-30, Mark 12:28-34
David Instone-Brewer
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Tithes & taxes, Mark 11:15-17, 17:24-27, 22:15-22
David Gaze
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Heaven & eternity, Luke 16:1-13, 19-31, Matt.22:23-33
Kate Gaze
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