The Essence of Church

Acts 2:42-47
What can we learn from the first Christians about the essence of the Church?
Preacher: Rachel Taylor.

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    Acts 2:42-47 What can we learn from the first Christians about the essence of the Church? Preached by Rachel Taylor on 10 September 2023.

  • My Lord and My God

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    Good For The Soul

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  • Trusting God

    Trusting God

    Psalm 62:1-12 The three images of God’s character as a rock, fortress and salvation, in comparison to human fragility, are illustrations of why we trust in him rather than trusting in ourselves. Preached by Rachel Taylor on 24 September 2023.

  • The Essence of Church

    The Essence of Church

    Acts 2:42-47 What can we learn from the first Christians about the essence of the Church? Preached by Rachel Taylor on 10 September 2023.

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