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The one about candles, the Holy Spirit and Pentecost

As a part of our celebration of Pentecost Sunday at Orchard Baptist we finished the service with a prayer response using candles. People were invited to pray a prayer asking to be filled with the Spirit before writing their name on a … Continue reading

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Explaining the Holy Spirit simply – an all age talk / Sermon for Pentecost

This is a simple all age talk or sermon that demonstrates the difference that the Holy Spirit can make in our lives. Before the disciples first received the Spirit on the day of Pentecost, Jesus told them to wait for the gift … Continue reading

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The one about needing a drink

So, I was about to speak at a school assembly this morning when I realized that I had a very dry throat. We had finished breakfast and I was about to start my cup of tea when one of my … Continue reading

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Is it normal to feel fragile?

Have you ever felt fragile and upset and apologised for it? There seems to be an expectation amongst some people that we should all be strong and able to cope but is this the way it should be? The Bible says: We have … Continue reading

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The One About the Race

Once there were two brothers, Bill who was very athletic and Ben who was not. Bill had won lots of races and in contrast, Ben could have won awards for lounging around. Bill loved sports day but Ben hated it. It was … Continue reading

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Popcorn helps us to understand pentecost

So, Jesus had ascended to heaven and his followers had returned to Jerusalem where they spent time praying together. Then, on the day of Pentecost there was a roaring wind and the disciples saw what looked like small flames appearing above … Continue reading

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Fragile unless full

This is an example of one of the explanations we use at the start of our services, see my page on creative communication. Have an empty plastic bottle and take the lid off before the service. Talk about how it is your … Continue reading

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