Bible overview

Introduction, God’s plan for eternity (Steve Gaze)
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Genesis 1-3, Beginnings and ends (Kate Gaze)
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Genesis 6, 8:13 – 9:29, The Flood (David Instone-Brewer)
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Genesis 12 & 15, God’s promises to Abraham (David Gaze)
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Exodus 2:23 – 4:21, “I am who I am.” (David Instone-Brewer)
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Exodus 19: 20:24, At Mount Sinai (Kate Gaze)
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Exodus 32 – 34,The golden calf (Peter Key)
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Leviticus 16, A sacrifice for sins (David Instone-Brewer)
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Leviticus 16, Numbers 13-14, The covenant with Moses (Kate Gaze)
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1 Samuel 8, 15, Rise and fall of the monarchy (Peter Key)
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2 Samuel 7, King David (Steve Gaze)
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1 Kings 11, Experiment with democracy (David Instone-Brewer)
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2 Kings 24-25, Ezra 8-10, Sin and Punishment (Kate Gaze)
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Isaiah 40, God the Rescuer (Kate Gaze)
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Isaiah 52-54, The Suffering Servant (Steve Gaze)
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Not part of this 2012 series, we heard from Revd Howard Bigg of the Lordsbridge team, who spoke about the overall narrative of the Old (or as he called it the First) Testament.
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Luke 3 & 4, Fulfilment Begins (David Gaze)
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Acts 2, God’s Exalted King (Kate Gaze)
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Galatians 3, Justified by Faith (Steve Gaze)
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Hebrews 3 & 4, Persevering to the End (David Instone-Brewer)
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Hebrews 8 – 12, The Perfect Sacrifice (Kate Gaze)
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Hebrews 10 – 12, Living By Faith (Susie Thomson)
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Revelation 20 – 22, The New Creation (David Instone-Brewer)
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ABCD – Evangelical

We looked for a way to summarise our understanding of the term “Evangelical” as it applies to our church, acknowledging that for some the word carries unfortunate connotations.

There are four talks and some ideas for further thinking.

Go to the ABCD-Evangelical page

Angels

Angels of Power (Kate Gaze)
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Angels of Protection, 2 Kings 6 (David Instone-Brewer)
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Angels of Praise (Steve Gaze)
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Advent

2008
Christ the Past, Present & Future King ( Peter Key)
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Christ the Lamb of God ( Kathleen Rochester)
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Christ the Alpha & Omega ( Stuart Rochester)
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Christ the Son of Man ( David Instone-Brewer)
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2013
Waiting for Jesus ( Kate Gaze)
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Seeking Jesus ( Kate Gaze)
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Praising Jesus ( Kate Gaze)
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Encountering and Accepting Jesus ( Kate Gaze)
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Hoping for Jesus ( David Instone-Brewer)
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2015
What are our expectations at Christmas? (Robbie Thomson)
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Connecting with Jesus (Kate Gaze)
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Making space for Jesus (Robbie Thomson)
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2017
Listening (Kate Gaze)
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Watching (Robbie Thomson)
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Waiting (Kate Gaze)
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The church

The Church as the People of God (Kathleen Rochester)
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The Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15 (David Instone-Brewer)
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The Church as the Vine (Kathleen Rochester)
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Discipleship

Baptism & Repentance in Luke 3 (Kathleen Rochester)
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The Cost of Discipleship, hindrances (Stuart Rochester)
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Sex & Discipleship (Kathleen Rochester)
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Guidance (Kathleen Rochester)
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Money (David Instone-Brewer)
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Telling Others (Kathleen Rochester)
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What fears can hold us back? (Kate Gaze)
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Discipleship questions (2018)

What is a disciple? (Kate Gaze)
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How does being a disciple change us?(Kate Gaze)
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The Lord’s Prayer as a pattern to follow (Soula Charalambous)
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God calls us, and gives us a job to do (Kate Gaze)
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Fasting (David Gaze)
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Heaven and hell (David Instone-Brewer)
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Bereavement and dying (Steve Gaze)
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Giving and festivals (David Instone-Brewer)
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Short talk from an all-age service. For a fuller treatment of this you can hear David’s talk on Deuteronomy 14 & 15, “Taxes or People”, here.

Baptism
Michael Charalambous spoke about Jesus’ and our baptism.
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Communion
Kate Gaze examines the texts about the Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion, or Eucharist. What do we understand about it?
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A short talk to explain Communion to the children, who were gathered around the Communion table.

Reading the Bible
1: The “Grasping God’s Word” method.
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2: Entering into the story.
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Evangelical Alliance basis of faith

You can see it on the E.A.website here.

The one true God who lives eternally in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. (Speaker: Kate Gaze)
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The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world. (Speaker: David Instone-Brewer)
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The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God—fully trustworthy for faith and conduct. (Speaker: Paul Gildersleve)
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The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgement. (Speaker: Amy Snaith) Listen

The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ—born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin. (Speaker: Steve Gaze) 
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The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God. (Sorry, this talk was not recorded)

The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world. (Speaker: David Instone-Brewer)
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The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ. (Speaker: Dan Mendis)
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The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness. (Sorry, this talk was not recorded)

The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers – given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love. (Sorry, this talk was not recorded)

The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God. (Speaker: Adam Richardson)
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Affirmations
1 We welcome as Christian brothers and sisters all who experience the grace of new birth, bringing them to that fear and knowledge of God which is expressed in a life of obedience to His word.
2 We recognise our Christian duty of trust and mutual encouragement to all who serve Christ as Lord, not least to those who conscientiously prefer not to be identified with the same churches, alliances or councils as ourselves.
3 We respect the diversity of culture, experience and doctrinal understanding that God grants to His people, and acknowledge that some differences over issues not essential to salvation may well remain until the end of time. (Speaker: David Instone-Brewer) 
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 Actions
1 Pray for unity among Jesus’ followers.
2 Contend for biblical truth – learning from others and being obedient to the truth.
3 Acknowledge our own failings – speaking the truth in love.
4 Avoid spreading rumour and slander.
5 Spread the good news of Jesus – avoiding competition and co-operating where possible. (Speaker: Steve Gaze) 
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Listening to God

In September 2013 the church went to the lovely Ringsfield Hall with guest teacher Mark Coulson, to hear more about his walk with God and ways in which we could draw closer to God and learn to hear Him. Click on the titles to hear the talks.

Kate Gaze spoke in church on a way in which we might practice praying for each other.

Mark Coulson’s first teaching session.

Mark Coulson’s second teaching session.

Mark Coulson’s third teaching session.

Kate Gaze offered those who had not been on the weekend away a summary of the teaching.

Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer (David Instone-Brewer) 
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Psalm 119 (Kathleen Rochester) 
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Psalm 27 (Tumi Hawkins) 
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Psalm 143 ( Kathleen Rochester) 
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Nehemiah 9 (Stuart Rochester) 
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1 Samuel 2 (Kathleen Rochester)
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Shepherds in the Bible

Kate Gaze begins a two-part study of The Good Shepherd in Psalm 23.
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Kate Gaze concludes a two-part study of The Good Shepherd in Psalm 23.
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David Instone-Brewer examines the shepherd as a metaphor for political leadership in Jeremiah 23.
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Kate Gaze on the harsh words spoken to selfish political shepherds in Ezekiel 34.
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Steve Gaze finds that the sheep are just as likely to be bad as the shepherds in Zechariah 10.
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Kate Gaze looks at Jesus as the Good Shepherd in Luke 15.
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David Gaze talks about the Good Shepherd in Matthew 18.
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Kate Gaze continues to find the Good Shepherd in the Gospels, in John 10.
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David Instone-Brewer concludes the series on shepherds and sheep in 1 Peter 5.
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Spiritual Gifts

Listen to talks and read a booklet from a church weekend away where we studied spiritual gifts, with Kathleen Rochester.

Download booklet here

Gifts in Romans 12: “Motivational Gifts” (70 mins)
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Gifts in 1 Corinthians 12: “Occasional Gifts” (80 mins)
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Gifts in Ephesians 4: “Ministry Gifts” (50 mins)
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The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

Kate Gaze introduced this new series with a look at the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament.
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Jesus astonished his hearers by equating the Holy Spirit with God: David Instone-Brewer explains using the Ten Commandments (Exodus 20) and Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 12.30-32, Mark 3.28-30 and Luke 12.8-10.
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David Gaze used examples from the life of Jesus to talk about what the Holy Spirit does.
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Michael Charalambous spoke on receiving and being baptised by the Holy Spirit.
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Soula Charalambous taught on the Fruit of the Holy Spirit.
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Michael Charalambous introduced the Gifts of the Holy Spirit by looking at 1 Corinthians 12.
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Kate Gaze continued our teaching of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. She showed a video which we have cut out of the recording and can be seen on The Bible Project website. Click HERE for the video, and HERE for more from The Bible Project.
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David Instone-Brewer revisits 1 Corinthians 12, comparing the lists of gifts and functions within the church at the beginning and end of the chapter, and looking in detail at discernment of spirits.
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Kate Gaze looked in more detail at some of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, and we heard some personal testimonies of gifts in action.
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