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Day 3 - John 1:35-59

Day 3 - John 1:35-59

By Iain Clements, 04 Jan 2017

It is one thing to proclaim the greatness of Jesus, it is another to watch your own disciples abandon you for him. At the start of today's passage that is exactly what happens. John cries out "Behold, the lamb of God", and two of his own followers leave him for Jesus. That is precisely the reaction John wanted and expected. Jesus then calls more disciples - Andrew, Simon Peter, Philip a...

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Day 2 - John 1:19-34

Day 2 - John 1:19-34

By Iain Clements, 03 Jan 2017

In 1:6-8 we were introduced to John, who came to bear witness about the light so that all might believe through him. In these verses we hear his witness. We can’t underestimate the impact John the Baptist’s ministry had. The religious establishment needed to know what was going on so sent a delegation to find out. John responds to them by explaining who he was in terms drawn from th...

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Day 1 - John 1:1-18

Day 1 - John 1:1-18

By Iain Clements, 02 Jan 2017

John begins his gospel in a different way to the other three. There is no mention of the angels, the birth, or the wise men. Unlike Mark we don’t begin in the wilderness with John the Baptist. We are taken further back into history. With a phrase that deliberately echoes the opening to the whole Bible, John tells us that the one he is about to write about was there “in the beginning”....

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Bible Reading Notes : John's Gospel

Bible Reading Notes : John's Gospel

By Iain Clements, 02 Jan 2017

I was talking to a member here at some point last year and he commented to me that he was struggling to find some consistantly helpful Bible reading notes. As it is the start of a brand new year I have decided to try and help him out and write some myself!  My aim is to write around 300 words of reflection on a short passage from John's gospel - working through the gospel from start to...

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Post-truth

Post-truth

By Iain Clements, 14 Dec 2016

The Oxford dictionary has declared “post-truth” to be its international word of the year. According to the Guardian newspaper: “Defined by the dictionary as an adjective “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”, editors said that use of the term “post-truth...

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31st October

31st October

By Iain Clements, 27 Oct 2016

There are some days in the year that I approach with a bit of nervousness. New Years Eve is one. Will I have to go to a party that seems to never end (after all, you can’t slip away until after midnight)? Will I be firmly encouraged to join in with “silly games”? The other date that gives me a similar kind of fear and dread is 31st October. I confess it’s not because I am full o...

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Paul Mallard Talk

Paul Mallard Talk

By Iain Clements, 08 Oct 2016

Over the next year at Latimer lads we are going to read a book on the topic of suffering by Paul Mallard. This Saturday we watched a sermon of his together. Here it is - ...

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Gospel Yorkshire

Gospel Yorkshire

By Iain Clements, 03 Oct 2016

Here is the Gospel Yorkshire video we saw at the church weekend. ...

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Bible Project : Jonah

Bible Project : Jonah

By Iain Clements, 02 Oct 2016

Here is the Bible Project video that Jonathan Juckes showed at our church weekend- ...

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New Songs For The Church Weekend

New Songs For The Church Weekend

By Iain Clements, 30 Sep 2016

We are going to learn some new songs at our church weekend. Here they are if you'd like to get familiar with them -  ...

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