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Bristol City Centre Talks

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” 1 Peter 3:15 Here’s a great new work that some Christians who work in the centre of Bristol have started up – Bristol City…

But Fighting Sin Is Tiring!

Sunday’s passage from 1 Peter (4:1-11) called us to reflect the reality that as Christians we are, in Christ, ‘done with sin’ (v.1). My reaction? But fighting sin is tiring! I don’t have the energy to keep going battling my ‘evil human desires’ (v.2). To make war… Look at what arrived to help me today. A blog post from Ed Welch entitled Fighting Sin Is Tiring. ‘God…

Warring against the sin that is waging war against you

“Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul.” 1 Peter 2:11“Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because he who has suffered in his body is done with sin. As a result, he does not live the rest of his earthly life…

Performance Related Prayer?

Two phrases from the passage we looked at from 1 Peter (3:1-12) last Sunday (26th February) have perhaps been troubling you ever since. And, I don’t mean, ‘Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands…’ (v.1) or ‘Husbands, in the same ways be considerate as you live with your wives…’ (v.7). Why not?! Well because we’ve been taught those things before,…

The story of the whole Bible – in one day…

  On Saturday 17th  March, Mike will be leading us on a journey through the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation. If you’ve never looked at the whole storyline of the bible in one ‘gulp’ like this, I can’t recommend highly enough coming along to this day. You’ll be blown away by the unity and scale of God’s plan for his world, by the wisdom that…