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Jesus Who Was Born

Jesus wasn’t born in a nice unit in a modern hospital. He was born in a fairly primitive building, perhaps lit by smoky oil lamps. His mother was an unmarried teenage girl, in a town far away from her family and friends. I’ve no doubt that the women of the village gathered round to help the strange girl who found herself giving birth a long way from home. That’s what happens in relational societies. When Jesus came into the world, he was a funny colour and if he didn’t start screaming immediately, a woman no-doubt smacked his bum to get his lungs working and some air flowing.

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Don’t Just Listen

Here is my sermon from Christ Church Flackwell Heath on James 1:22-25. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 19:12 — 2.7MB) | Embed

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Belonging to the World Church

I recently had the pleasure of preaching at Portswood Church in Southampton for their world mission Sunday. We looked at a passage to which I seem to be returning with great regularity, these days; Acts 8. For some reason, our podcast player doesn’t seem to be working, but you can download the talk here. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:47 — 7.3MB) | Embed

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Running the Race of Faith

Here is my sermon from this morning’s service at Christ Church Flackwell Heath Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 0:30 — 3.0MB) | Embed

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This is a sermon I preached at Chinnor Congregational Church at a service celebrating the work of my colleague Ann Long. Ann was the Wycliffe administrator who took care of Sue and I before we went to Africa, and years later became the head of HR while I was director in Ivory Coast and latterly, we have both been working at the Wycliffe offices in the UK. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 0:30 — 10.4MB) | Embed

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Where Was God?

Yesterday morning, I found myself facing something of a dilemma. I was due to preach at Christ Church Flackwell Heath (the church we attend, when we aren’t speaking elsewhere), on Mission Through The Bible – part of a monthly series that will span the whole year. However, about an hour before heading out to church, I began to have second thoughts. If mission is about engaging with the world in all its hurt and pain, I could not preach a sermon which ignored the earthquake and tsunami which hit Japan…

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What I did on Sunday

From time to time, I have the privilege of spending time with a church community who are commissioning people to go off around the world to work with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Last Sunday, was just such an occasion. I drove over to Cambridge to be with Bar Hill Church as they prayed for their members John and Sheena Grummit who are heading off to work in Papua New Guinea. The Grummits write: This morning we had our commissioning service at Bar Hill Church, one of three churches that supports us….

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Working Together: Why We Should Do It

This is the third in a series of three talks (in French) on working across organizational boundaries. They were originally given at a seminar planning for Bible Translation in Burkina Faso. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 0:12 — 11.9MB) | Embed

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Jesus Miracles: Can You Believe Them?

The latest KouyaCast is a sermon from Above Bar Church in 2006 based on Mark 6:33-56. I linked to this sermon at the time, noting that it contains one of my best ever mistakes. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 0:28 — 6.9MB) | Embed

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Talking about Jesus and Being Understood

This is my sermon at Poulner Baptist Chapel last Sunday. If you would rather just listen to the audio, it is here. Talking About Jesus And Being Understood View more presentations from eddiearthur. I apologise that I’ve not blogged much of late. I’ve been busy writing talks and articles for elsewhere and that hasn’t left much energy over for being creative here. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (6.8MB) | Embed

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