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Preaching Good News evokes a mixed response 21st May, 2017 - Breakfast with the Bible, Chelmsford Cathedral (21st May 2017). As our passage for this morning – as also the New Testament in general - shows, the preaching of good news always evokes a mixed response.  People are won to Christ – but many are resistant to Christ. William Larkin: “As in physics every action spawns Read more »
Breakfast with the Bible: Acts 12:20-13:12 14th May, 2017 - CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL: 14 MAY 2017 – led by Paul Beasley-Murray 12.20-25:  THE DEATH OF HEROD Herod Agrippa I was at the very zenith of his power. Not only had Rome granted him rule over as a great a territory as his grandfather Herod the Great ruled, but he could force self-governing cities adjacent to his Read more »
The Tenth Plague 9th April, 2017 - Breakfast with the Bible, Chelmsford Cathedral, Palm Sunday (9th April 2017). THE EVENT: THE DEATH OF THE FIRST-BORN Preparation for the Passover (12.21-28) This morning’s study begins with the build-up to the event. Moses tells the people of Israel to select their lambs. The verse which caught my attention is 12.22: “Take a bunch of Read more »
Remember Jesus 9th April, 2017 - A sermon preached at Great Notley, Palm Sunday 9 April 2017 Every Sunday we come to remember Jesus. But this Sunday morning as we break bread and drink wine we come to remember Jesus, who loved us and gave himself for us. Jesus, who in the words of one of the lectionary readings for the Read more »
The Passover 2nd April, 2017 - Breakfast with the Bible, Chelmsford Cathedral: 2 April 2017 “Liturgy precedes the liberative event” says Terence Fretheim of this chapter. The Book of Exodus is in the process of telling the exciting story of how God forced the hand of Pharaoh to let his people go, when all of a sudden the story is put Read more »

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