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Who Serves At The Worship Service?

Who Serves At The Worship Service?

By Iain Clements, 15 Apr 2019

Recently someone recommended an article to me. It appears on the 9marks.org website - a good resource of thoughtful articles about the local church. In this particular one, “Putting the “service” back into worship service”, the author begins with a provocative statement - “Week after week, many of us attend a worship served...

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Helpful Article By Richard Coekin

Helpful Article By Richard Coekin

By Iain Clements, 29 Mar 2019

Last week I read a very helpful article by Richard Coekin - a Minister in London and part of the Co-mission network of church plants. In it he helpfully explains how we should respond to our current political situation. You can read it here - https://co-mission.org/article/briefing-on-brexit/ ...

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1 Peter

1 Peter

By Iain Clements, 23 Jan 2019

On Sunday mornings over the first few months of 2019 we are hearing from the letter of 1 Peter. As I have been preparing, I have been very struck by how similar the situation the Christians Peter was originally writing to is to the one we find ourselves in.  Every book in the Bible is the word of the Lord to us, but some take a bi...

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Tim Chester Video Interview

Tim Chester Video Interview

By Iain Clements, 05 Nov 2018

We watched this interview with Tim Chester at “Latimer Lads” - our monthly men’s breakfast - last Saturday and many of us found it very helpful. https://www.thepastorsheart.net/podcast/2018/10/23/how-to-enjoy-god-and-tim-chester-how-do-you-write-so-many-book...

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Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday

By Iain Clements, 18 Oct 2018

A few weeks ago I had a friend visiting, and we spent the day walking from Bridlington to Flamborough head. My friend has a particular interest in historic church buildings, so on our walk we spent some time looking round Bridlington Priory. In the church there was a particularly moving exhibition - to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War, they had placed cardboard...

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The Sacraments (1)

The Sacraments (1)

By Iain Clements, 17 Sep 2018

On Sunday evenings I have begun a four part series on the sacraments. Here is the text of my first sermon: When we come to thinking about the sacraments, we in the evangelical church world are quite good at fighting the battles of the reformation and making sure they don’t take hold again. We are careful to state “nothing magical happens at baptism or communion”. We are rightly co...

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John Flavel On Prosperity

John Flavel On Prosperity

By Iain Clements, 21 Aug 2018

A while ago a fellow Pastor in Yorkshire bought me a very generous gift - the “Complete Works Of John Flavel”. All 6 volumes of them! While they look very impressive sat on my shelf, I felt it was important that I read them - after all they were a present! So over the last year I’ve been working my way through them, a few pages a day. And I haven’t regretted it....

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Joseph And His Glorious Robe Dipped In Blood (Part 1)

Joseph And His Glorious Robe Dipped In Blood (Part 1)

By Iain Clements, 24 Apr 2018

There was a TV quiz show back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s called Telly Addicts. One of the rounds involved the teams being shown a number of props and they had to guess the TV show they came from. The first prop they were shown for maximum points was the most obscure, then getting to the most obvious for a single point.  I...

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Book Review - Staying Fresh By Paul Mallard

Book Review - Staying Fresh By Paul Mallard

By Iain Clements, 23 Apr 2018

Even in a market as over saturated as the Christian paperback, there is one genre of book I would love to read more of. I don’t need yet another book written by a young pastor or author trying to bring a new take on old truths. Of far greater value is hearing from older pastors and Christians. Men and women who perhaps may not be quite “finishing the course” yet, but who can look ba...

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Autumn News

Autumn News

By Iain Clements, 24 Aug 2017

Although it has been a long time since I was in full time education, September still feels more like a fresh start than January. It is probably because it comes after a holiday, and I feel far more refreshed now than in the new year. As we begin this new academic year in the church there are a number of items I want to highlight: Sundays - Over the new couple of months we will b...

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