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Discoverers and Toddlers

Discoverers and Toddlers

By Iain Clements, 16 Mar 2020

15th March 2020 Dear Parents and Carers Discoverers at Latimer Church on Monday nights will continue unless the guidance from the government changes. If schools do close and we have to cancel Discoverers, we will let you know by text, email or on the church website. ...

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Coronavirus update (12/3)

Coronavirus update (12/3)

By Iain Clements, 13 Mar 2020

I am sure you are aware that there is a very real concern about the spread of the Coronavirus. The government have today moved the country from the contain phase to the delay phase. I appreciate that in Beverley at the moment it appears like life is continuing as normal, and as Christians we do not live in fear, rather in faith in the Lor...

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Stop Giving Your Life To Jesus

Stop Giving Your Life To Jesus

By Iain Clements, 28 Feb 2020

This is very good ...

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God Is Simple

God Is Simple

By Iain Clements, 21 Feb 2020

On Sunday mornings I have been preaching a doctrinal series exploring who God is, and in particular how he is different to us. He is the creator, we are created by him. He is self existent and self sufficient - he is the giver of life having “life in himself”, we receive everything from him. In the third sermon I preached we saw that God is s...

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A Weightless God?

A Weightless God?

By Iain Clements, 21 Dec 2019

As I write this we are right in the middle of the advent season, and so we are in the middle of all the preparations for the different evangelistic events and services we put on - the meal, the carol services, the various end of term celebrations in the different groups. While I am thankful for the opportunity to proclaim the wonder of the incarnation, and full of joy at the numbers...

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Quotes From Recent Reading

Quotes From Recent Reading

By Iain Clements, 21 Nov 2019

I once heard someone remark that although he read lots of books, it wasn’t so much the books that had shaped him as particular sentences or paragraphs. The reading of books was worth it to come across those thoughts. That is probably overstating the case for me, but I know what he means. Sometimes in reading I have come across sections that hav...

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"I Find That Offensive" - Review

By Iain Clements, 25 Oct 2019

“When you hear that now ubiquitous phrase “I find that offensive,” you know you’re being told to shut up” These are strange days indeed. I never expected to find myself in such strong agreement with people ...

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Christ Crucified

Christ Crucified

By Iain Clements, 23 Oct 2019

It is always dangerous to assume what must be central. A husband and wife who only assume each others love will find their relationship in difficult territory sooner or later. In the same way, a church who simply assumes the centrality of “Christ Crucified” will discover that she has lost that which she thought she had. I have been struck by ...

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Joy In Repentance (In Ezra)

Joy In Repentance (In Ezra)

By Iain Clements, 17 Sep 2019

I've just finished preaching through Ezra on Sunday evenings. The opening chapters were exciting to preach. The book begins on a high. We see the Lord drawing his people back to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. However the final chapter appears to leave us discouraged. The failure of God’s people is on full display as they face up to the fact they have been faithless to the Lord by marr...

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How We Begin (And End) Services

How We Begin (And End) Services

By Iain Clements, 22 Aug 2019

I don’t get to go to the cinema as much as I used to (there’s something about having young children that hinders your social activities!) I managed to go recently and was reminded of the amount of adverts and trailers you have to sit through until the film you’ve paid to see begins. Even when it does start you have to wait until what feels like a never ending series of logos of prod...

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