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The World Community – living out the gospel

What can we learn from Pierre-Marie Théas about how we should treat others?

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It can be easy to get to know a neighbour who lives nearby or to show love to family, friends and people that act in a likeable way but it’s much harder to love a stranger, or a person who lives miles away who you don’t see very […]

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Big Questions: What is Love?

What do you love most in the whole world?

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What is true love? Is there a difference between physical and unconditional love? What does the Bible mean when it says that God is love? Love is a very complex issue and yet it is at the very heart of the Christian faith. In 1 […]

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Compassion International

What motivates a Christian to fight against poverty?

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Wess Stafford a President and CEO of Compassion International and an advocate for children. Stafford is the author of two books, Too Small to Ignore and Just a Minute as well as the host of the daily national radio feature, Speak Up With Compassion®. Compassion […]

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Poverty – facing the issues

How can we tackle the injustice of poverty at the very root?

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Is there a Christian response to poverty? Why is poverty such an important issue to tackle? What can we do to help combat the injustice of poverty? Wess Stafford is the former President and CEO of Compassion International and the author of two books, ‘Too […]

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Beatbox and the Gospel

How do beatboxing and Christianity mix?

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Rev Gavin Tyte loves God and he loves beatboxing. In these two short films you can discover how Gavin combines his two loves in a way that helps him communicate the gospel message in a fun and accessible way. Click here to discover more about […]

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Sex, relationships, the media and self-image

What does it mean to be made in God's image?

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What does it mean to a Christian to be made in God’s image? What did God create us for? How should we see ourselves? How do we get a positive self-image? Rachel from Romance Academy discusses what it means to be us! Find out more […]

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Miraculous catch of fish

What happened when Jesus went out in Peter's fishing boat?

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Filmed at the beautiful fishing harbour at Lyme Regis, this short film tells the story of the miraculous catch of fish found in Luke 5:1-11. How would you have felt if you were Peter and the other fishermen? Would you have done what Jesus had asked? […]

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Making Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

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Why do we make pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? What ingredients do you need to make a tasty pancake? In this fun film Jack and Callum learn how to make a pancake and also talk about what Shrove Tuesday is. Click here to download Instructions for […]

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Traidcraft – Christian Charity

How does Traidcraft help the poorest of people?

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Traidcraft aims to fight poverty through trade, helping people in developing countries to transform their lives. The organisation was established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, and it is the UK’s leading fair trade organisation. Traidcraft run development programmes in some of the poorest […]

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LENT – a time of preparation and fasting

What happens during Lent?

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Lent is a special time in the Church’s calendar that takes place each spring in the run up to Easter. It begins in either late February or early March with Ash Wednesday. Lent lasts for 40 days (not including Sundays) and ends the day before […]

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Christian Spirituality -Prayer as an act of worship

How and why do Christians pray?

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Do you know anyone who prays? Some people pray regularly but sometimes prayer isn’t something people give much throught to at all. People pray in many different ways for lots of reasons. Christians see prayer as an important part of their relationship with God, after all […]

Christian Spirituality – Growing in a relationship with God

How does meditation play a part in Christian worship?

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Christian Spirituality – Growing in a relationship with God

How does meditation play a part in Christian worship?

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Life can be full of noise and distractions and many people like to practice meditation as an opportunity to unwind or reflect. Perhaps one might go to a meditation class or listen to a meditation CD. Some people practise yoga or pilates which include elements of meditation to help calm and […]

Christian Spirituality – Community Worship

Why do Christians worship together?

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Christian Spirituality – Community Worship

Why do Christians worship together?

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Most people have experienced some form of community worship at some time. Whether that’s in a religious building, a prize giving ceremony, a school assembly with a thought for the day or even celebrating together at a football match. Worship means to show worth. Christians believe that […]

Lazarus and the Rich Man – Meeting the needs of others

What did Jesus teach about looking after others?

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Lazarus and the Rich Man – Meeting the needs of others

What did Jesus teach about looking after others?

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Have you ever given money to charity? Maybe you’ve bought the Big Issue or given to someone busking in the street? Perhaps you chose to give in other ways? Jesus told a story about a rich man and a begger called Lazarus. In fact it’s […]

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Jesus’ Parables – An introduction to the Kingdom of God

Why did Jesus teach using stories?

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A parable is a story where one thing is used to illustrate another and they often have an unusual character or a surprising action. Jesus taught using parables to encourage people to think and respond and often used parables when people asked him a question. The […]

The Sermon on the Mount-Revenge and Love of Enemies

Learn what Jesus meant by Love your Enemies.

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Learn what Jesus meant by Love your Enemies.

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“You have to admit, love your enemies is a strange thing to say. I couldn’t quite believe it as I heard his words ripple through the crowd. What, even the Romans who have come to occupy our land? How are we supposed to love them? The […]

The Sermon on the Mount – Charity, Prayer and Fasting

What did Jesus have to say about giving, praying and going without?

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The Sermon on the Mount – Charity, Prayer and Fasting

What did Jesus have to say about giving, praying and going without?

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Have you ever raised money for charity? Maybe you have done a sponsored walk, worn a red nose or had your hair shaved off. Many people like to support charities. They make a big difference raising money for lots of worthy causes. In the past many people […]

The Sermon on the Mount -Adultery and Divorce

What did Jesus say about adultery and divorce?

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The Sermon on the Mount -Adultery and Divorce

What did Jesus say about adultery and divorce?

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Discussing relationship breakdown can be very emotive especially when unfaithfulness is involved. When Jesus tackled the issue of being unfaithful in marriage and marriage breakdown it’s important to have some understanding of the culture to which he was speaking. In the Old Testament if a man […]

The Sermon on the Mount – Oaths, Vows and Promises

What did Jesus say about making promises?

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The Sermon on the Mount – Oaths, Vows and Promises

What did Jesus say about making promises?

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“I swear to God”, “God only knows”, “It’s the God’s honest truth” ever heard phrases like this before? Jewish people made many promises by swearing oaths or making vows. It was a way of trying to persuade someone they were telling the truth, covering up a lie, or […]

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The Sermon on the Mount – Riches and Posessions

What did Jesus say about money?

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Money, you can’t live with it and you can’t live without it. Money is a necessary part of life. We all need money and most of us would like at least a little extra money for those special treats. But when we become so focused […]