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March 15, 2015

Cross Culture 6: Rejoice & Mourn

Cross Culture 6: Rejoice & Mourn

Happy Mother’s Day! We’re fairly confident that everyone coming today either is a mother, or has had a mother! For many today is a great day to celebrate – although for some it brings pain that means they’d rather get through the day as quickly as possible. What’s our response to the tension?

March 8, 2015

Cross Culture 5: Culture of Thankfulness

Cross Culture 5: Culture of Thankfulness

We’re in a series looking at what it means to be influenced and shaped by the culture of God’s Kingdom, rather than the world around us. Today we’re thinking about thankfulness; not an obvious British trait – in fact we’re usually more grumpy than thankful! We’ll be looking at the relationship between what we have [ more… ]

March 1, 2015

Cross Culture 4: Culture of Courage

Cross Culture 4: Culture of Courage

Today, as part of our series looking at what it means to be influenced and shaped by the culture of God’s Kingdom, rather than that of the world around us, we’re thinking about Courage. The early church (and much of church history since) was characterised by courage and boldness. So where does courage like that [ more… ]

February 15, 2015

Cross Culture 3: Culture of Acceptance

Cross Culture 3: Culture of Acceptance

We’re in a series looking at what it means to be influenced and shaped not by the culture of the society that we live in, but by the cross. Following the list of attributes Paul gives in Romans 12, we’ve looked at both hospitality and honour, and this week we’re thinking about cultivating a culture [ more… ]

February 8, 2015

Cross Culture 2: Culture of Honour

Cross Culture 2: Culture of Honour

“Honour” seems like rather a quaint, old-fashioned concept these days – it conjures up images of knights in shining armour. But according to the Bible, honour is something that is important. The Bible talks about honour over 200 times, including this (from Romans 12) in the list of characteristics that you would expect to see [ more… ]

February 1, 2015

Cross Culture 1: The Big Welcome

Cross Culture 1: The Big Welcome

There’s been a lot of talk over the last year about what it means to be Scottish or British. But what does it mean to be influenced and shaped by the cross? Paul, who wrote many of the letters in the New Testament, said that our citizenship is now in heaven – so what does [ more… ]