• Faith chooses to identify with God’s people, to receive the promise, running after Jesus (Hebrews 11:23-12:3)

    What is faith? Is it a leap in the dark? Is it a wistful longing that something might come to pass in an uncertain tomorrow? Is it a firm belief in something for which there is no proof? Those are all definitions that the world around has for faith. But, the author the Hebrews does not describe it that way. In fact, the Bible defines faith as something completely different. Have a listen in as we think more about faith, from the perspective of Hebrews 11. Any questions or comments can be sent to podcast@david-couch.com. This was preached at Christ Church Hemel on 21st July 2019 Intro and outro music: Matter of…

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    Psalm 150 – The complete, unending, hallelujah

    Passage: Psalm 150 Summary What is it that makes you sing? That makes you laugh, that makes you shout for joy? Perhaps it’s the moment when your favourite footballer, running up the wing, gets passed the ball and in a moment of skill curves the ball past the hapless defenders, right into the corner of the goal. Or maybe it’s the news of a newborn. The long wait is over, and they’re finally here!  Or maybe you’re like me, and are a product of these isles we live in. Where emotion sometimes gets stuck at customs somewhere between Dover and Calais. There’s still something that gets you a little more excited…

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    1 Samuel 17 – Seeing things as they really are

    Passage: 1 Samuel 17 Summary 1 Samuel has been all about looking for a leader and we re-join in the middle of a leadership crisis. Saul has been made the first king of Israel by popular demand – but things have not gone well. In fact, even the selection of Saul was flawed to begin with. The people had demanded a king to bring stability and security and to ‘make them like all the nations around them’. But – as we saw before Easter – Saul had been disobedient to God’s commands and been rejected by God, but he is still functioning as the people’s King. Behind the scenes, however,…