Rob: A Peculiar People

This is Rob's final talk of the series, and his last as minister of Hay Hill. At the end of the talk, Gaynor thanked Rob for all that he has done and been at the church in the last ten years, and urged the church to listen and take note of this last series, which is "foundational" (covering as it does the Bible, God, Jesus, the Kingdom and the Church) but is a different way of thinking that stands us in good stead for the future.

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A peculiar people?

The final talk in our recent series looks at the church, a peculiar people (in more senses than one!). It's important to recognise our frailties and short-comings, to not take ourselves too seriously, or beat ourselves up when we mess up. Above all, we can rejoice in our identity as the people of God, those who have 'treasure in jars of clay' (2 Corinthians 4:7), in whom and through whom God is at work. Notes from the talk are attached below.


Rob: The Call of the Kingdom

The penultimate part of Rob's final series.

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The call of the kingdom

'Why are we here?' is perhaps the biggest question we ask as human beings. And even if we rarely find ourselves asking the question, the way we answer it will undoubtedly shape our lives and the daily choices and decisions we make. In his latest talk, Rob suggests that the answer to that question lies in our calling to live as citizens of God's kingdom. Notes can be donwloaded here, with audio to follow soon!


Who is Jesus (and what does it mean to follow him)?

In the third of Rob's talks, he looks at the person of Jesus, seeking to build up a picture of in 'layers' of meaning. The testimony of the Bible is that Jesus is kingdom prophet ... Christ the Lord ... word made flesh. You can download notes here.


Rob: Imaging God

In part two of Rob's final series, he looks at the ways in which we try to describe God, and suggests that an image; a picture; a painting is more appropriate than ever-more intricate words. Providing we understand the limits of our words, the ancient language of Trinity still provides the best framework for understanding and speaking about God. Notes and audio can be downloaded here.

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Rob: Using the Bible

Rob's first talk of his final series as minister at Hay Hill: What is the Bible? And how can we best make use of this most useful of books? Notes and audio can be downloaded here.

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Rob: Re:vision part 1 - Living in the power of the spirit

Rob begins to look at our threefold vision with part 1, "Rejuvenating the spiritual life of the church," by looking back at a statement from the Dream. What does it mean to "live in the power of the Spirit" and how does it happen?

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Sharing faith

 The material used for our Sharing Faith course has now been consolidated into a single booklet which you can download here. The booklet includes discussion questions and some additional material on culture and on some of the 'hot topics' we might be asked about. I hope you find it useful and (most of all) enocuraging - do let me know if you have any comments or questions (rob@hayhill.org


Mark: Them and Us

Starting with common misconceptions about Jesus' reading Isaiah 61 in the town of his upbringing, and looking at Acts and Galatians, Mark is convinced that God's love is for everyone and that He shows no favouritism; no distinction; no difference; no prejudice.

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