Posts by Matt MacDiarmid

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Tools to help you Get into Your Bible

by Matt MacDiarmid

Yesterday morning, we dug into Nehemiah 8 and saw that God wants us to build on the foundation of his Word. But how do we do that? How do we actually get into God’s Word?  Here are some tips that I gave found helpful over the last few years: Use ‘dead’ time Each of us have […]

Church Name Change Update

by Matt MacDiarmid

A number of months ago, we let you know about our decision as a leadership to change the name of our church from Meadows Community Church to Hope Community Church. You can read more about why we made that decision here. Seeing as a number of months have now passed, we wanted to give you […]

Church Vision Update

by Matt MacDiarmid

Yesterday evening, Meadows Community Church gathered to hear about where the Leadership Team felt the Lord was leading us as a church in the future. For those who were unable to be there in person, we wanted to let you know what you missed! As a Leadership Team, we feel strongly that the Lord is […]

How to get into the Bible

by Matt MacDiarmid

On Sunday, I spoke about needing to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as we seek to live lives that honour him. And I spoke about one of the key ways of doing that being reading the Bible regularly. But how? The Bible is such a big, complicated book, it’s difficult to know when to […]

Jesus in the Storm

by Matt MacDiarmid

The disciples work Jesus and said to him, ‘teacher, don’t you care if we drown?’ (Mark 4:38). This weekend we’ve heard two talks on storms in the Bible.  On Friday, Mike brilliantly spoke on Jesus camping the storm at Wendy’s thanksgiving service; and yesterday I had the joy of speaking on Jesus walking on the water […]

Do vs Done

by Matt MacDiarmid

‘When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ’ (Colossians 2:13) On Sunday, we looked at how the gospel message should start to affect our identity and sense of value.  We saw that we so often find our value in what we do, but that […]

The One Thing We Really Need

by Matt MacDiarmid

‘And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age’ (Matthew 28:20) What an amazing, joy-filled time we had together on Sunday morning as we celebrated Easter!  And what an amazing truth that we reflected on – that the resurrection of Jesus means that as we go about sharing his message, he is […]

Do something useful for Lent!

by Matt MacDiarmid

‘What are you giving up for Lent?’ I’m sure this is a question you’ve been asked many times before. And our answers are variations on a theme aren’t they? Chocolate Social Media Make-up And so on and so forth. And, of course, these are all great things. By giving up something that we love, or […]