Abraham and Sarah

Simon Goddard, Regional Minister for Central Sector of the Eastern Baptist Association, talked about Abraham and related his story to the work of Home Mission.
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Abram in Genesis 14, David Instone-Brewer
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 Abraham in Genesis 17, Steve Gaze
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Abraham Questions God, Kate Gaze
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Sodom and Gomorrah, David Instone-Brewer
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Remembering Sarah, Kate Gaze
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Birth of Isaac, Kate Gaze
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Abraham and Isaac, Kate Gaze
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Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 13 & 18, False spiritual powers
Kathleen Rochester
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Deuteronomy 14 & 15, Taxes or People
David Instone-Brewer
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Deuteronomy 20, Rules for War
David Instone-Brewer
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Deuteronomy 21, Setting wise boundaries
Stuart Rochester
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Deuteronomy 27 & 28, Blessings & Curses
David Instone-Brewer
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Deuteronomy 33, Passing on Blessings
Kathleen Rochester
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Joshua

Joshua 1. Kate Gaze asks who is the hero of the book?
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Joshua 3 – 5. Kate Gaze talks about Israel, the Next Generation
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Joshua 2, 5 & 6. Steve Gaze says “Take Courage”
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Joshua 7 & 8. Robbie Thomson talks about a good and just king
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Joshua 10. David Instone-Brewer examines Joshua’s “long day”
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Joshua 11 & 12. David Instone-Brewer asks why there is so much killing in Joshua
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Joshua 13 to 21. David Gaze talks about dividing the land between the tribes of Israel
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Joshua 22 to 24. Kate Gaze: looking back and looking forward
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1 Samuel 

Click here for The Bible Project page on 1 Samuel.

 

1 Samuel 1.1-2.11: Samuel promised. God raises the lowly.
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1 Samuel 2.12-3.21: Eli’s family falls. Samuel called to replace them.
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1 Samuel 4: God’s reputation is destroyed when the Ark of God is captured in battle.
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1 Samuel 5.1 – 7.1: God shows his power. The Philistines return the Ark of God.
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1 Samuel 7.2 – 17: Supernatural help from God; on Pentecost Sunday we found similarities between 1 Samuel 7 and Acts 2.
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1 Samuel 8: Why is it worse to have a king than a prophet?
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We were blessed by Nigerian scholar Revd. Dr. Cephas Tushima, a professor at ECWA Theological Seminary, Jos, Nigeria. He is a specialist in the politics of the time of Samuel. Due to an error the talk was not recorded. However Dr Tushima has allowed us to make his sermon notes available.

1 Samuel 9 & 10: Saul – Zero to hero?
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1 Samuel 11 & 12: Saul first triumphs, then disappoints.
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1 Samuel 13.1 – 14.23: When to wait.
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1 Samuel 14.24 – 52: Saul’s rash oath nearly costs him his son.
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1 Samuel 15: Saul lies about disobeying God’s order.
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1 Samuel 16: David is anointed and called to calm Saul.
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1 Samuel 17: David fights Goliath
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1 Samuel 18 & 19: David is too popular and Saul is jealous.
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1 Samuel 20 – 22: David goes on the run.
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1 Samuel 23 & 24: God helps David. Saul stops chasing him.
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In a departure from 1 Samuel, we heard an overview of the Old (or First) Testament narrative. This will be listed here for a few weeks until we finish the 1 Samuel series, and has been added to the Bible Overview page.
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1 Samuel 28: Saul consults a necromancer.
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1 Samuel 27, 29 & 30: David evades enemies by skill and cunning.
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Former minister Kathleen Rochester shared her personal struggles with the “Saul” in her life in parallel with David’s struggle with Saul.

1 Samuel 31: Death of Saul; David mourns Jonathan.
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Ezekiel

Ezekiel 1 & 2, Kathleen Rochester
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Ezekiel 3, 33, Kathleen Rochester
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Ezekiel 8-10, Kathleen Rochester
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Ezekiel 11, 36, Kathleen Rochester
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Ezekiel 13, 34, Kathleen Rochester
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Ezekiel 37, 43, Kathleen Rochester
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Proverbs

Proverbs chapters 1 to 8: an overview. Kate Gaze
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Proverbs 3:5-6. Claire Palmer
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Proverbs 23:17-18. Dave Sage
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Proverbs 10:1-6: meditating on Proverbs. David Instone-Brewer
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Proverbs 26:1-12. Steve Gaze
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Gossip, Negative Words & Friendship: from a selection of texts in Proverbs. Caitlin Bays & Susie Thomson
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Friendship

The wisdom of Solomon. Graham & Julie Southon
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Proverbs 31, Kate Gaze
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Psalms

Psalm 103. Does God really promise to fix everything? David Instone-Brewer
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Psalms 1 & 73. When evil seems to triumph. Steve Gaze
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Psalm 8. Wow! Peter Key
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Psalm 22. Foretelling the death & resurrection of Jesus. Robbie Thomson
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Psalm 67. “May all the peoples praise you.” Kate Gaze
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Psalm 110. Jesus in the Psalms. David Gaze
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Daniel

Daniel 1 and overview – Kate Gaze
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Daniel 2, part 1 – Steve Gaze
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Daniel 2, part 2 – Steve Gaze
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Daniel 3 – Kate Young
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Daniel 4 – Robbie Thomson
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Daniel 5 – David Instone-Brewer.  See David’s idea on how the writing on the wall looked
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Daniel 6 – David Gaze
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Daniel 7 & 8 – Kate Gaze (Remembrance Sunday)
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Daniel 9 – Kate Gaze
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Old Testament Women

Eve, David Instone-Brewer
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Sarah, Kate Gaze
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Tamar, Peter Key
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Zipporah,David Instone-Brewer
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Widow of Zarephath, Steve Gaze
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Leah and Rachel, Kate Gaze
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Achsar, David Instone-Brewer
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Bathsheba, Dan Mendis
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Esther, Susie Thomson
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Deborah, Kate Gaze
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Lot’s Wife, David Instone-Brewer
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Rahab, Steve Gaze
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Proverbs’ ideal wife, Kate Gaze
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Ruth, David Gaze
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