Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD)

Assumption – there are assets to be discovered in our community. The answers to our problems are contained within our community. Perhaps within you. Most likely a bit from you and a bit in your neighbor and even a bit on the other side of the road. We are better together. “I can do things […]

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Praise and Worship

Reading             Is 6:1 – 8 Introduction We all know the story of the hillbillies who came into town – hillbillies are the American equivalent to us of people who come from Mutare.  A boy and his father from the mountains – they were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two shiny, […]

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The Year Of The Lord’s Favor

Reading             2 Cor 5:17 – 6:2 Introduction Who could have believed that 2016 would go by so quickly?  Not an easy year by any measure – but another year where God never faltered and never took His eyes off us even for one second.  And so I believe that the best resolution for 2017 […]

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We Sermon (New years message 2017)

2 Tim 2:1-10 & Phil 2:12-18 New Years resolutions.. Give up on 1st. March for lent.. I don’t know about you folks, but this year has passed me by so fast I just do not know what has happened to the last 12 months! I remember someone saying that this last year has been such […]

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Intercessory prayer 1st January 2017

The New Year can often bring a mixed bag of emotions and memories for many of us. Some may have just experienced the best year ever and look forward to an even greater one looming ahead. Others may have just trudged through one deep struggle after another. The fresh calendar year brings desperate hope for […]

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To bind up the broken

Reading: Isaiah 61:1-3   Sunday 11th December 2016 So far on our ADVENTURE, Mark has spoken on “The Spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me” – the symbol of the dove and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Matt spoke last week on “Good News’ and the crown of beauty instead of ashes and […]

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HPC – Advent 1 Holy Spirit

Reading   Luke 3:21 – 21 & 4:1 – 2a & 4:14 – 21 Introduction The other day I was asked why our sermons here at HPC are generally quite short, I replied – There’s a very fine line between a long, drawn-out sermon and a hostage situation.  Well we don’t want to hold you […]

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Who Told You You Were Naked

Reading             Gen 3:1 – 13 Introduction  A tough old farmer gave some good advice to his granddaughter.  He told her that the secret to a long life was to sprinkle a pinch of gunpowder onto her porridge every morning. The granddaughter followed this dictum religiously until her death at the venerable age of 103.  She […]

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Freedom Galatians Do Good 09

Reading             Gal 6:1 – 10 I’m sure you’ve heard this same story in different ways – Young King Arthur was ambushed and imprisoned by a neighboring king.  The monarch could have killed him, but was moved by Arthur’s youthful happiness. So he offered him freedom, as long as he could answer just one very difficult […]

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Bedrock of faith

(1 Kings 6:1-10 & Mark 13:1-8) Have you ever tried to make a prediction? (My baby prediction) here are some predictions from the past. Thomas Watson Co. chairman stated in 1943 that there is a world market for maybe 5 computers. There was an inventor by the name of Lee DeForest who claimed that while […]

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