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31 March 2016

Your God reigns!

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How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’ (Isaiah 52:7)

Our God reigns! This can be difficult to believe some times. In the busyness of life, the terrible events flooding our news, and the vast swathes of people in this city who do not believe the good news of Jesus, it is easy to be dismayed and lose sight of the fact that Jesus is sitting on His throne.

But we

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Southampton Guildhall Square

Who is Jesus? How would you answer if someone came and asked you this question?

The Bible says that we are to ‘always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have’ (1 Peter 3:15, NIV). The Passion Retold is a way to answer this question - by introducing people to the man, Jesus Christ, the hope of the world.

The production will take place in Southampton Guildhall Square on Good Friday from 11:30am, and is performed by ten actors on stage, a

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Barbed wire

Every Easter, Above Bar Church has an appeal for the Persecuted Church. The money we raise is usually split between three relevant organisations - Open Doors, Egypt My People, and Word Unchained. Do come and chat with us to find out more about the wonderful work of these organisations!


Our privilege

It is such a privilege to be able to make a real difference to the lives of our Christian family in various part of the world. Whether or not you’re able to take part in giving financially, please

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lion roaring

As we come towards the end of our morning series in Amos, John Risbridger reminds us why it’s such an important and powerful book.

Maybe it was because my French wasn’t so good. Maybe it was just that I hadn’t anticipated the slower pace of life in rural Africa. Maybe it was that managing hospitals there was never going to be quite the same as managing them here in the NHS. Whatever the reason, I found myself with a lot of time on my hands during my three-month placement as a young hospital mana

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4 March 2016

An Easter Experience

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The eggs are in the shops, chocolate adverts are everywhere, and we can feel the excitement of a long weekend approaching. What are your plans for Easter? What are your plans spiritually?

Easter time provides us with eggsellent (sorry, I couldn’t help myself!) opportunities to explain to family and friends why we are Christians, and why this time of the year is celebrated. 1 Peter 3:15–16 has struck me this year:

But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to

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