International Worship Februrary 2013 – Strangers in a hostile world

We had a great time on Saturday evening at the first International Worship service for 2013, with Pastor Vimal  giving an introduction to 1 Peter and explaining what it means to be an elect exile of the dispersion. Listen to / download the talk here.   Here are the songs we sang:

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In praise of powerpoint: helping non-native speakers follow a sermon

When people ask me if I’m fluent in German, I hesitate; I can speak it, I can work in it, and can follow most of the conversation around the table in the canteen, but I do make up most of my grammar, and still have no idea which article I’m supposed to be using, let alone which case it is in. For this reason, I […]

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10 contemporary Christmas songs for free download

Another post highlighting some freebies! Hooray! Kingsway music has, for a short time, ten Christmas songs available for free dowload (mp3 and sheetmusic). The songs come from song-writers such as Stuart Townend, Matt Redman, and Breton Brown. I particularly love Joy has dawned (this download includes full orchestration parts!!), and From the squalor.. Get them here (free registration required)

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The bible is not about you

Great video illustrating Tim Killer’s words (via A Faith to Live By): True & Better from Peter Artemenko on Vimeo. Jesus is the true and better Adam who passed the test in the garden and whose obedience is imputed to us. Jesus is the true and better Abel who, though innocently slain, has blood now that cries out, not for our condemnation, but for acquittal. […]

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Jesus and the lost sheep

Source: ASBO Jesus I lay-preached again on Sunday, looking at Jesus’ parable about the lost sheep and lost coin in Luke 15:1-10: Listen here: [audio:|titles=Jesus and the lost sheep – Luke 15:1-10]   [1] Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. [2] And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” [3] […]

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Learning to lay-preach (+ Luke 2:8-20)

Not only did I make my debut as Falke this weekend, I lay-preached for only the second time. The previous time was several years ago in Sydney where I had pretty much no idea what I was doing. This time round, when asked a few weeks back to fill in for the pastor who would be away, I realised that I had no idea what […]

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