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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Discipline

Hebrews 12:7-11 (HCSB) 7 “Endure suffering as discipline: God is dealing with you as sons. For what son is there that a father does not discipline? 8 But if you are without discipline—which all[e] receive[f]—then you are illegitimate children and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we had natural fathers discipline us, and we respected them. Shouldn’t we submit even more to […]

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Unity

(Psalm 133) What I want to talk to you about today is something that God desperately desires for His people. It is one thing that satan fears and works day and night to undo. It is something for which Jesus Himself prayed for just before he went to the cross. It is the one thing […]

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No longer a slave to fear

Anthem: I’m no longer a slave to fear – I am a child of God The Golden Circle (marketing) – what, how, why What – life to the full How – plan/education/effort Why – it is our essence, how we bear the image of our Creator Easy once we know why. There are 3 things […]

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Free from the fear of man

Bible reading: Galatians 2: 11 – 16 Sermon summary: We continue our series on Freedom – we are to be free from the fear of man. This section of scripture fascinates me. Vs 12 tells us that Peter was afraid of those who belonged to the circumcision group – and his fear was causing him […]

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