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Acts 8 Surprises in Samaria

Tertullian wrote in 197AD “the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church”. This passage in Acts 8 sees the church scattered after a great persecution breaks out. Philip finds himself in a city in Samaria where he proclaims the Messiah and meets Simon the Sorcerer. Peter and John join Philip and the […]

Exodus 20 v 8 The 4th Commandment

The 4th Commandment is ‘Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy’. Pastor Jeremy Ross discusses the application of this commandment to the way we spend the Lord’s Day or Sunday. The Free Church of Scotland and Presbyterian churches have had a strong reputation for observing this commandment and the Westminster Confession of Faith talks about rest and […]

Exodus 20:7 The 3rd Commandment

Once a month, we have been looking at the 10 commandments and applying them to our lives. This week we are looking at the third commandment in Exodus 20, v 7: “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.”

Acts 16 Discussing baptism

Lydia and members of her household and the Phillippian jailer and his household are baptised in this passage in Acts. Christians may have differing ideas about whether children or adults should be baptised. This has been an area of debate for a long time, the early church fathers were discussing baptism in 150AD and so was St Augustine […]