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Samson: Strength and Weakness

Samson: Strength and Weakness

The book of Judges is a rather depressing read. As well as the people of Israel going from bad to worse, this is even true of the deliverers that God sends to rescue his people. The last of these twelve judges is Samson, famous for the extraordinary strength which God gave him. However the story of Samson is as tragic as the rest of the book of Judges with its central character displaying a great deal of disastrous weakness alongside his strength. During this series, we will look at the life of this tragic figure and try to understand what it is seeking to teach us about God and the things that we need to understand as we seek to follow him more faithfully.

5 November The Birth of Samson Judges 13 Nathan Larkin
12 November Samson’s Marriage Judges 14 Ruth Henson
19 November Samson’s vengeance on the Philistines Judges 15 Tim Davis
26 November Samson and Delilah Judges 16 Pete Everett

 

Finding God in…

Finding God in…

Christmas is often a rather mixed experience with its happiness and joy combined with a great amount of stress and business. Many traditions, seemingly unrelated to the coming of Jesus Christ, have also sprung up around Christmas bringing a good deal of confusion. During this short series, we will try to explore how Jesus can be found in such unfamiliar places at Christmas time. David Taylor will help us to understand how God can be found within Charles Dickens’ famous novel, A Christmas Carol and Janet Miles will do the same with ‘the madness of Christmas’.

3 December Finding God in…
…a Christmas Carol
  David Taylor
10 December Finding God in…
…the madness of Christmas
  Janet Miles
17 December Carols by Candlelight   Carolyn Lucas
24 December Midnight Communion Service
(starting at 11pm)
  Becky Mills