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CY Jesus Matters

Bernie didn’t relate to Anna properly because he didn’t know that she was a famous actress. In order to relate to Jesus properly we have to get his identity right. So who is Jesus? Is he a good moral teacher, a...

CY It's worth exploring

There are basically two options as to why we are here: either someone created all this or we are here by chance. BOTH are astounding given this amazing world we live in.  BOTH are a matter of FAITH rather than FACT...

CY - Dates for this term

10th September - CY it’s worth exploring 24th September - CY Jesus matters 8th October - CY Jesus came 15th October - CY Jesus died 22nd October - CY Jesus lives 12th November - CY God accept us 19th November - CY The...

A Promising Beginning?

This is how Matthew starts his book recording Jesus' life (Matthew 1:1-17):(but without the guitar and the singing) Weird? Boring? Irrelevant? All the things we think Christianity is ... or that our friends think it is? But this family tree... Is a Tremendous Tree...

New Day, New Start

  eXcel is relaunched this Sunday. For the Wednesday eXcellers this is a change of day. For the Sunday Powerpointers this is a change of group. For us all it is a new start! Looking forward to seeing you @ Church....

Confident

6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, continue to follow him. 7 Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you...

Autumn/Winter Term

The dates for the first half of term are as follows: (Wednesdays @ 7.30-8.30 pm, Tim & Jane’s House) September 14th The Great eXcel Bake Off September 21st Confident September 28th Jesus our Confidence October 5th Pizza & Games [@...

#5 the one about your parents

Honour your father and mother,so that you may live long in the land the lord your God is giving you. [Exodus 20:12] Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 ‘Honour your father and mother’–...

#7 the one about sex

Do not Commit Adultery [Exodus 20:14] [Notes from our session] God is for sex (Genesis 1:26-28 / 2:23-25) God made our bodies, designed sex AND it was GOOD  [shame only came after sin spoilt everything (Genesis 3:7)] God gave Adam and Eve...

#8 The one about other people's stuff

#8 Do not Steal [Exodus 20:15] God owns everything God, as maker and sustainer, owns all things. They belong to Him: Genesis 1.1; Exodus 19.5-6; Psalm 24.1-2 God has absolute ‘property’ rights over all things: Ephesians 1.11; Psalm 115.3;...

The Law of Love?!

Three things about the law of God in the 10 Commandments. And they might surprise us. #1: God’s Law is for the Loved! Exodus 20:2 #2: God’s Law is God's Law Sounds obvious. But it's deep. The 10 Commandments come from who...

Summer Love - the top ten!

This term we will be thinking about the 10 Commandments. That might seem strange to you. Laws and commandments from thousands of years ago don’t sound very relevant or exciting. On the other hand for many people that is all religion is about: ‘keeping...

Praying Like Jesus

The Lord's Prayer raised a heap of controversy a few weeks ago. It was banned by some cinemas from being aired as an advert before the new Star Wars film. It's an amazing, radical and surpising prayer that not everyone can...

Rooted

On 8th Nov we boarded Max with a whole bunch of the St Luke's Wolverhampton crew and headed over to Tamworth, to the snowdome and to ROOTED. Here is Jack competing in a 'roll the toilet roll' challenge! On the slopes ... Our...

Doctor Doctor

'Doctor, Doctor, I feel like a pack of cards.’ ‘I’ll deal with you later!’ B-dum! So far this term we've seen that Luke (the Doctor) is a good guy and a good guide. No joke. Straight forward, hard working, qualified and reliable. Most Honorable...

planet of the apes?

Here's a reminder of the main things we saw in Genesis 1:24-31: We are similar to all the other animals we were made on the same day we were made by the same designer we were made out of the same 'stuff' We...

Nessie, Nemo and Nigel

And God said, “Let the water teem with living creatures," and let birds fly above the earth across the vault of the sky.”" So God created the great creatures of the sea and every living thing with which the...

look up & listen!

If only God would make himself a bit clearer? Speak up. Show us a sign. Something. Anything. Hang on .... The heavens tell about the glory of God. The skies announce what his hands have made.Each new day tells more of the story, and...

heaven's got a plan for you!

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. [Genesis 1:1-2] The Big Prospect --...

foundations for life

Here's the plan for this term (7.30pm at Tim & Jane's unless we say otherwise!) : 15th January     Heaven on Earth 29th January     THE Enlightenment 5th February  The Sky's The Limit? 15th February   ...

Making Progress .... from where we are

In Chapter 4 of Esther we see that Mordecai & Esther change. From being silent & passive about God,from being cowardly and disobedient, from being members of God's people by birth only they become active, loud, courageous, obedient and people who...

eXcel QUEST

ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! ATTENTION!! DUE TO ASSORTED UNCLES AND BIG GIGS WE'VE DECIED TO POSTPONED QUEST ... UNTIL SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER   QUEST: Saturday 12th October (10 am - 2pm ish) Merry Hill £5 ...

In the I of the storm

  Esther is a book that 'just' tells a story. It's history. But it is a story. Straight. With little commentary - no 'baddie music' or clues as to how we are supposed to think or feel about what happens. So that's...

Introducing Esther

Below is a pretty cool introduction to the book of Esther, that sets her life against the backdrop of all the mighty events that were going on, under God's hand. Although it must have felt like God was entirely absent...