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Sunday Playlist – The Power Encounter – Herod

In Acts 12 we see people praying earnestly in the middle of the night; one of the disciples is executed, while the other is miraculously released from prison. But when he turns up at the house of prayer, the Christians just don’t believe it and try to explain it away.

It seems that like most of us, they were not actually bold prayer-warriors, but people who prayed with a mixture of faith and uncertainty, got down on their knees and prayed anyway.

In this latest podcast episode, I’ve chosen some songs to reflect on this story & inspire us…

Acting Like Jesus – Together As Church

There are some churches you would want to join if you could. Antioch is one of those churches. A flexible, generous, boundary-breaking church.

As we reflect on their life together in c50 AD, we get inspired to keep growing into all this and more in 2020!

Sunday Playlist – Acting Like Jesus – Together As Church

The church in Antioch was a flexible, generous, boundary-breaking church.

In this latest podcast episode, I’ve chosen songs to reflect on this & inspire us to keep growing…

Acting Like Jesus – Accepting The Unexpected

‘I didn’t expect to see you here.’

When we get to heaven I think we will say that about quite a few people.

We can be so sure about who God would want on his side that we can feel indignant when he shows us that we were wrong!

Acting Like Jesus – Healing

Can anything change?
Do things always have to be the same?

The early Christians in Acts were certain of a few things: that Jesus had risen from the dead and that meant that things could change – even the worst of things.

The same truths define us: we live in a world where awful things happen. But the resurrected Jesus is still at work.…

Sunday Playlist – Acting Like Jesus – Healing

In Acts 9:32-43, we meet a woman who has two names; “Tabitha” in Aramaic and “Dorcas” in Greek. She was just one of those unsung heroes of the church community. Luke describes her as full of good works and charity and she was part of a group of widows who made clothes by hand. When she died, the weeping widows did what most of us do when we lose someone we love. They clung to items and memories associated with her; the clothes she’d made. They showed them to Peter as they grieved the loss of their close friend.

Here are some songs I’ve chosen that will help us reflect on this story…

Acting Like Jesus – Faith Not Fear

After his conversion Saul arrives back in Jerusalem, but not to the welcome he had hoped for.

The disciples there are fearful of Saul and his intentions. Saul needs someone to be his advocate and stand with him.

Barnabas is just the man for the job…

Sunday Playlist – Acting Like Jesus – Faith Not Fear

Within 3 years of Saul’s dramatic conversion in Damascus, his life is under threat and he has to escape with the help of some disciples. This became a recurring theme throughout the rest of his life.

Saul paid a really high price to follow Jesus, but he was willing to count up the cost and decided it was well worth it.

In this episode of our Sunday Playlist podcast, I share some songs that explore this theme…

The Gospel Breaks New Ground – Enemies

In Luke’s tale of two visions, God calls two people to change their life plans in order for the gospel of Jesus to spread further.

Sunday Playlist – The Gospel Breaks New Ground – Enemies

In Luke’s tale of two visions, God calls two people to change their life plans in order for the gospel of Jesus to spread further.

Here are some songs I’ve selected that explore the themes in the passage…

The Gospel Breaks New Ground – From Jerusalem To Africa

Most of us live with two nagging questions that keep coming back.

‘How do we know what we should be doing?’
‘I don’t think I fit in here, am I good enough?’

Acts 8 gives us a glimpse of the answers to both of these questions.

Sunday Playlist – The Gospel Breaks New Ground – From Jerusalem To Africa

This week’s story from Acts 8 shows us the lengths that God goes to to show his love to outsiders and the willingness of people to deliver that message.

Here are some songs that explore the themes in the passage…

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