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John Sermon Series helps

It is such a privilege to get to lead our study through the gospel of John – this firsthand account of the life and ministry and death and burial and resurrection and ascension of Jesus – given to us by what seems to have been Jesus’ closest earthly friend, the one who spoke of himself…

The Paradox of wisdom

Wisdom is something we should ask God for (James 1:5). It is something we should seek with a diligence likened unto searching for hidden treasure (Proverbs 2:3-4). And yet Proverbs 2:6 tells us that ultimately wisdom is a gift from God. It reminds me of what we saw in our study of Philippians 2 where…

THE RICH VALUE OF PRAYING TOGETHER

I’m so thankful for prayer week at Springs of Grace for lots of reasons and I especially love Prayer Week Secret Church – which is usually the best attended meeting during Prayer Week (apart from Sundays). The teaching was a rich blessing (you can listen to them here (https://springsofgrace.church/sermons/secret-church-part-1/ and here https://springsofgrace.church/sermons/secret-church-part-2/ and here https://springsofgrace.church/sermons/secret-church-part-3/)…

Thankful for Small Groups

I have been richly blessed by the fellowship and spiritual encouragement from our small group. I’m thankful for the conversations about the things being taught each week. I’m thankful to get to share the burdens of life struggles. I’m thankful for the hope of heaven and the sharing of joys and sorrows while we journey…

Gaslighting

Last week I mentioned a term I had recently learned about and gave a very brief simplified summary definition of it. I wanted to elaborate on the issue a little bit. As Christians, we need to evaluate everything by the Word of God and we ought to be willing to acknowledge criticism and evaluate it’s…

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