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Perspective – True Freedom

“If the Son sets you free you will be free indeed” John 8:36 This October we celebrate 49 years of God’s grace at St James. How thankful we can be for all that the Lord has done, as we trust Him for future blessings. In the Bible the number 7 and its multiples are important […]

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Does your church talk about sin?

Gurmeet Ram Rahim is a charismatic Indian guru known as one of the so-called Indian godmen. These godmen, who follow a strain of Hinduism, have a high-profile presence, have thousands of devotees, and claim to possess paranormal powers.  They claim to have attained a higher level of spirituality. It turns out that he and his […]

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Perspective – A Delicate Balance

“Fear God, honour the King.” 1 Peter 2:17 The words quoted above form part of the Apostle Peter’s exhortation to his readers that, by their good deeds, they should be witnesses for Christ before a watching and sometimes even hostile world. In such a world, Christians were (and are) misunderstood and misrepresented. Peter’s deep concern […]

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Bishop Glenn Lyons’ Charge – 2017

To view and download a PDF version of the Charge click here.  Presiding Bishop’s Charge Synod 2017 Greetings to you all in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It is a great privilege for me to be bringing the Synod Charge on this historic anniversary year. Next month we commemorate the 500th […]

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Perspective – A lesson from Barnabas

I’m sure at some point in your life you have earned a nickname. If it was anything like some of the nicknames I collected throughout High School, they may not be names you are that proud of! However, at the end of Acts Ch 4, we read of a man named Joseph, who was given […]

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Perspective – The Cross Shaped Life

If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” Mark 8:34 These rightly famous words were spoken by Jesus at a key moment within His public ministry. Up until this point, Jesus’ ministry had been characterised by clear demonstrations of His great power and authority – […]

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Perspective – Lord and Christ

“God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ” Acts 2:36 Down the centuries, it has been traditional for Christians to celebrate the day of Pentecost on Pentecost Sunday, fifty days after Easter Sunday and ten days after Ascension Day. On such occasions, it has also been traditional and entirely appropriate for […]

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Why I am not a Roman Catholic #REACH500

This year, 2017, marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation that started in Germany in 1517. There are a couple of things we take for granted in our church services: It is in an understandable language We have Bibles The Bible is read and explained We pray together, sing together and take part in […]

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Emmanuel Church High Tea

Heather Stevens and Jeanine Ruppelt, both GWC correspondence students, treated 100 ladies to an afternoon of biblical reflection and personal testimony. Having wrapped up the fourth GWC module, entitled “God the Creator”, the ladies were challenged to put this theological knowledge to good use. What developed was a lavish high tea spent taking in the […]

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Statement on the Jesmond Consecration

Statement on the Jesmond Consecration By REACH-South Africa The Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church of S.A.   It is noted that bishops of REACH-South Africa (The Reformed Evangelical Anglican Church – SA) participated in the consecration of the Rev. Jonathan Pryke on 2 May 2017 (St. Athanasius Day) in Newcastle, UK. REACH-SA bishops have regularly stood […]

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