Dream Big, Pray Bigger: 21 Days of Prayer

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During January 2019 we are calling 21 Days of Prayer, during which we are choosing to Dream Big, Pray Bigger. At Gold Hill and Hope Community Church we are seeking God together, asking that He would reveal more of His dreams for ourselves, our churches and our world.

Rethink Mission Week

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Rethink is a week of events helping people rethink God, faith, church and the big questions of life. It is organised by nine churches in South Buck, including Gold Hill, working together with OCCA (Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics). This page provides some basic information about some of the events that are being put on.... Read more »

Commandment 9. lying

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No lyingthe commandments. today. The penultimate commandment instructs us not to lie to one another.  ‘Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbour.’ (Deuteronomy 5:20) The Big Idea For the Israelites, neighbourhood was not merely a concept; it was the reality within which the people operated. After the Exodus, the Israelites were akin to... Read more »

Commandment 8. stealing

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No stealingthe commandments. today. The eighth in our series on the 10 Commandments (part of our exploration of Deuteronomy) deals with stealing within the nation of Israel. It is put very simply: ‘Neither shall you steal’ (Deuteronomy 5:19) The Big Idea This idea is very simple: the people were not to steal things from one... Read more »

Commandment 7. adultery

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No adulterythe commandments. today. The seventh commandment is a clear call for faithfulness in relationships, a faithfulness that goes simply beyond marital relationships, but is about the state of our hearts.  ‘Neither shall you commit adultery.’ (Deuteronomy 5:18) The Big Idea Harmonious community living was a necessity for the Israelites, meaning that the sanctity of... Read more »

Commandment 6. murder

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No murderthe commandments. today. As we carry on our series of posts on the 10 Commandments, we come to one that, honestly, most of us will feel as though we have kept: ‘You shall not murder.’ (Deuteronomy 5:17) The Big Idea This one seems pretty simple. Murder is murder, and it is wrong. So the... Read more »

Commandment 5. parents

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Parentsthe commandments. today. The fifth commandment marks a slight turning point in the Ten Commandments, as it begins a series of commands that focus more specifically on human relationships, beginning with an imperative to honour parental figures in our lives. Honour your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, so that... Read more »

Commandment 4. sabbath

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sabbaththe commandments. today. Welcome back to our series exploring the 10 Commandments as part of our 'Choose Life' Deuteronomy series. Today we come to the fourth commandment, all about Sabbath: ‘Observe the sabath day and keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.’ (Deuteronomy 5:12) The Big Idea The 10 Commandments are often... Read more »

Commandment 3. God’s name

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God's namethe commandments. today. Welcome back to our 10 Commandment series from Deuteronomy. The third commandment reminds us of the power that lies behind God’s name, and is a warning that we should not use this flippantly. ‘You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who... Read more »