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Luke 23:46 - Jesus on the cross encourages us to trust God in life and in death

LUKE 23.46: JESUS ON THE CROSS ENCOURAGES US TO TRUST GOD IN LIFE AND IN DEATH From the beginning to the end of his life Jesus was a man of prayer.  Immediately after he had been baptized in the river Jordan, Luke tells us that “he was praying” (Luke ...

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Luke 23:34 - Jesus on the cross prayed for forgiveness for all

JESUS ON THE CROSS Fleming Rutledge, who for more than 20 years worked as a parish priest in New York, published last year her a weighty tome of 670 pages entitled The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ. There she wrote : “In the Episcopal Church, the sermons and ...

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Luke 23:43 - Jesus on the cross promises life

LUKE 23.43: JESUS ON THE CROSS PROMISES LIFE 1. JESUS MAKES AN OUTRAGEOUS OFFER On the Cross Jesus offered not just forgiveness – he also promised life. To one of those dying with him on a cross, Jesus declares: “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in ...

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Luke 5:1-11 - A call to pastors to reach out into the deep

LUKE 5.1-11: A CALL TO PASTORS TO LAUNCH OUT INTO THE DEEP Preached by Paul Beasley-Murray at Ministry Today UK Consultation: 9 March 2016 Whenever we read Scripture, we read within a particular context, through a particular lens. The context or lens today is a Ministry Today consultation for pastors ...

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Revelation 1:8 - I am the Alpha and the Omega

I AM THE ALPHA AND OMEGA (Rev 1.8) Cathedral Fellowship Group led by Paul Beasley-Murray: 26/01/2016 Rev 1.8: I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty (NRSV; NIV) Other versions  REB: I am the ...

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1 Kings 3:3-14 - Solomon's prayer for wisdom

1 KINGS 3.3-14: SOLOMON’S PRAYER FOR WISDOM ‘BREAKFAST WITH THE BIBLE’: CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL 9 August 2015 1. SOLOMON WAS A MIXED UP PERSON “Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statues of his father David: only he sacrificed and offered incense at the high places” (v3). Solomon may have loved ...

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1 Samuel 23:15-24:7 - David on the run

1 SAMUEL 23.15 – 24.7: DAVID ON THE RUN ‘Breakfast with the Bible’, Chelmsford Cathedral: 28 June 2015 DAVID IS ENCOURAGED BY JONATHAN 23.15: “David was in the Wilderness of Ziph at Horesh when he learned that* Saul had come out to seek his life”: The Wilderness of Ziph was ...

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1 Thessalonians 2:13:20 - Paul reflects on his ministry in Thessalonica

1 THESS 2.13-20: PAUL REFLECTS ON HIS MINISTRY IN THESSALONICA Chelmsford Cathedral, Breakfast with the Bible 26 April 2015 1. A MODEL CONGREGATION 2.13: We also constantly give thanks to God for this, that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not ...

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Acts 2:46; Revelation 19:5 - Let's celebrate

LET’S CELEBRATE: A SERMON PREACHED ON 16 MARCH 2014 AT PAUL BEASLEY-MURRAY’S LAST COMMUNION SERVICE AS SENIOR MINISTER OF CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH, CHELMSFORD I love parties – and I am so glad you have put on a church party on this last Sunday. So why end this party with communion? ...

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Romans 15:13 - A threefold blessing

ROM 15.13: A THREEFOLD BLESSING [Chelmsford 2 March 2014] Today I preach my last sermon as pastor of Central Baptist Church Next Sunday afternoon my friend Nick Mercer preaches me out And the following Sunday the church wants to give me a surprise So this is the final Sunday as ...

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Who’s Paul Beasley-Murray?

Paul is the chairman of Ministry Today, as also the College of Baptist Ministers, and from 1993 – 2014 was Senior Minister of Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford. He can be contacted at paul@paulbeasleymurray.com.

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