Falling in Love with God

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On Mothers’ Day with its theme of love, Fiona talks about falling in love with God. She suggests that love is what life is all about, yet it’s one of the simplest and at the same time most complicated things to express. When we look at what it means to love God we are challenged […]

Loved by God; Re-vitalised by Living Water – John 4:1-30

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Fiona talks about the meaning  of Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan woman at the well and his revelation of who he was to her  – how Jesus sees the woman’s need and responds to it. She talks about the vital importance of water and how prayer is the gateway into the living relationship with God that […]

The Purpose of the Church

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Fiona talks about being clear about the purpose of the Church and how various Christian writers have seen it. She talks about the root purpose of the church, in the great commandments in Matthew 22:34-40 – how loving God means holding nothing back. The means loving God with every fibre of our being, just like […]

Being honest in prayer

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Fiona uses today’s passage in Genesis 32:9-32 to talk about being honest with God in prayer and the struggle that we can often find such honesty to be.

Planting seeds for a growing Church

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Readings – Matthew 16: 13-20 and 1 Corinthians 3: 1-16. Fiona talks about what has been learned from the Place for Hope conference – the need for more contact with younger people, the importance of valuing and supporting our older members, becoming better listeners and getting to know each other better, and how our Church […]

Building the Church for the future

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Reading 1 Peter 2: 2-10. Fiona gives a fascinating firsthand account of the significant events and reports from the recent General Assembly with themes of sharing the Gospel and building the Church for the future. She talks about having a vision of what the church is all about and being aware of the legacy we […]

Christian Aid Sunday

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Christian Aid is 70 years old this year. The readings today were Psalm 98 and Luke 8:1-15 Looking at the origins of Christian Aid in helping struggling Germans after WW II, Fiona asks us to think about what our heart is like. How do we receive the challenges of God’s word. Are we hard hearted. do […]