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Posted by Ros Clarke, 22 Jul 2017

Mark Lucas wows his congregation at St Botolph's Church, Barton Seagrave with the nature and glory of God.

In this, the opening sermon of a series on the Apostles’ Creed, Mark Lucas explores the value and purpose of creeds for evangelism and discipleship.  What are the fundamentals of our faith? What must we believe to be saved?

This sermon, focussing on the first line of the creed, explores the nature and glory of our Almighty God, demanding a response of faith and obedience.

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Posted by Ros Clarke, 20 Jul 2017

Donald Allister addresses the Church Society Conference in 1991 on the subject of the English Reformers' teaching on salvation.

Donald Allister introduces the teaching of the English Reformers on salvation, largely in their own words. This talk is a wonderful encouragement to remember the Reformation foundations of the Church of England, through the personal testimonies of those who were there. Allister introduces five themes: conviction of sin; the Roman church’s inability to help those convicted of their sin; the discovery of the truth in scripture; the liberating experience of salvation; the longing to see others won for Christ.

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Posted by Lee Gatiss, 19 Jul 2017

Our theme this week is the release of tensions and fears that will come at the end of the age.

The Lectionary readings for the week known as Proper 11 (Year A) are Isaiah 44:6-8, Romans 8:12-25, and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. In this short video, Lee Gatiss expounds those readings for us today.

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