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The Fight | Session 3

In 1984, Neil Postman wrote a hugely influential book called ‘Amusing ourselves to death’. He argued that we live in an age of ease and amusement. And maybe we have forgotten that much of life is battling through. Paul reminds his protégé that some fights are worth fighting…yes the battles might lead to a few scars and, yes, sometimes it might look like the battle isn’t going way. But, that’s why it is a battle of faith. And maybe the war is already won.

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The Chase | Session 2

Last week we explored what we need to run away from, and this week we explore the opposite – what we need to run towards. A father figure reminds his protege to chase after the truly important things in life. What does it look like to chase after what is really good, right, loving and gentle? What does it look like to pursue the things of God?

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The Story of US | S9: Honouring Parents In An Age Of Independence

Throughout our lives, our relationships with our parents change. At various stages the emphasis of the relationship changes. And as part of this, there comes a time when we shift from being cared for by our parents, to caring for our parents. What does it mean to honour our parents throughout all of our lives? How do we live grateful lives in an age of independence?

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The Story of US | S8: Sex In An Age Of Entitlement

Sex is everywhere. Everyone is doing it, wanting it, loving it and thinking about it. Or, are they? The evidence suggest that it’s a little bit more complicated than that. What if we need to think again about sex? What if we need to rediscover what sex is actually for? What if the Bible is the most ‘sex-positive’ tool there is, to give hope in our confused and disconnected world?

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The Story of US | S7: Legacy In An Age Of The Immediate

We all want our lives to count. To make a difference. What if investing in the next generation – the ones who come after us – is the biggest impact we can have? What if the lives that come next are the ones who will truly change the world? How do we change our focus, so that we’ll leave a legacy that carries on for decades after us?

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