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And so it begins…

A young out-of-town couple in a whirl, an old couple, part of the furniture in the Temple, easily overlooked. And a baby. Luke loves these sorts of people, because he knows that Jesus loves to spend time with them. And it's the way the salvation story unfolds. It did then, it still does now. As another uncertain new year begins for us ...
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Candlelit Carol Service

Our candlelit carol service, with traditional carols, a sprinkling of newer ones, readings, a brass band and candles ...
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This is Jesus – The Nazarene

Jesus the Nazarene comes to bring us hope. He comes from a nowhere town and lives a life that knows about loss and pain and brokenness. Jesus, the hope of the nations and the hope of us all, has come that we may know freedom when all seems lost ...
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This is Jesus – Refugee Child

The 'title' that Matthew uses most often in his first 2 chapters to describe Jesus is 'the child'. When you see it, it's striking. Jesus was a toddler whose family had to escape violence. Immanuel came to earth and one of the first things that he did was to join the long line of refugees. What does that say to us today? ...
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This is Jesus – Shepherd-King

They came looking for a king. But they had no idea what sort of king he would be – or indeed the type of leadership/service he would ask of his followers ...
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This is Jesus – Immanuel

If you're going to live well, you need to be able to understand Jesus profoundly. Matthew wrote his gospel so that you wouldn't have to guess, and this week we explored the two titles he introduces in his story of Jesus - Saviour and Immanuel. If we can get to grips with these, they will change how we see life, those around us and ourselves ...
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When Will War Stop?

Another Remembrance Sunday when we are reminded of the catastrophe of war, the effects it has on those directly involved, as well as those bystanders who get dragged into it all. Jesus told his disciples to expect war, but that in the midst of it all there would be reasons to retain hope for the future. We need to hear it again this week as Russian troops advance on the borders of Ukraine ...
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This is Jesus – The Messiah

What's Jesus being the Messiah got to do with COP26, your own very personal life and our life together as a church? Much more than we might imagine… ...
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‘This is Jesus’ – Our New Sermon Series

We have names and they matter. Chosen for us they identify who we are. And in many ways we grow into them. At first they may sound common or strange or unexpected, but given time we answer to them and they become ours. But beyond names we have titles. It may be a title linked to a career: Manager, CEO, Professor, Doctor, Teacher etc. Or it may be linked to a relationship: Mum, Dad, Nan, Grandma, Pops, Grandad They tell us about the places we are linked to, and to some extent our achievements. Sometimes they can feel as important as our name. As we approach Christmas we prepare for the birth of a baby with a very common name: Jesus. There were hundreds of babies born that year with that name. But what the gospel writers make clear is that while this name matters, the titles of Jesus give us a bigger picture of who he is. They all do this, but Matthew seems to take great delight in introducing Jesus to us in his first two chapters, suggesting all the titles that will come to define him. Join us over the next few weeks as we take time to explore each of them, giving us a chance to get a different perspective on Jesus – both then and for us now. Join us onsite at St. James (Eccles Old Rd) Join us online at live.salfordelimchurch.org Watch again ...
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The Rebuild – Building For The Future (Again)

We've spent a long time re-living Ezra and Nehemiah's stories. You would think it would end in success. Surely, all those efforts must end well. Except they don't. Good intentions need to be undergirded with law. Does it always need to be like that? Jesus suggested otherwise. He gives a new imagination to see things differently and his Spirit so that we can live in these ways ...
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The Rebuild – Breaking With The Past

It’s a common cycle. We have a profound experience with God and we make big promises. And then it all goes wrong. Why does that happen and how can we break out of that familiar pattern? Is there a better way? ...
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The Rebuild – Building For The Future

There's more to church than buildings. There's more to a city than security. There is joy. And if a church or city is going to build for the future, they need to build on the joy that God gives generously ...
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