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South Chard Church

Post Office Lane

South Chard

Somerset

TA20 2PN

Registered Charity Number: 1158883

We are part of Churches In Communities International under the leadership of Dr. Hugh Osgood 
www.cicinternational.org and are affiliated to the Evangelical Alliance 
www.eauk.org

PODCASTS

Here are some of the messages from our Sunday morning services.  

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Mark Thompson - Prayer In The Early Church

Following on from the message “The church we were called to be” we looked at how important prayer was to the early believers and how important it still is for us today. Encouraging us to pray ahead of all situations and circumstances as they did.

Prayer In The Early Church - Mark Thompson
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Dave Hiscox - The Matchmaker and Promise Keeper (PART TWO)

David looks at being set apart through a perfect sanctification work of Christ ready for a calling away His return as the groom, sent by the father.

The Matchmaker and Promise Keeper (Part Two) - Dave Hiscox
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Dave Hiscox - The Matchmaker and Promise Keeper (PART ONE)

David looks at the first two attributes of the four part wedding agreement

The Matchmaker and Promise Keeper (Part One) - Dave Hiscox
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Andy Wakeman - Hidden in Christ

We are hidden in Christ (Colossians 3:1-4). Noah and his family was hidden in the Ark from the wrath of God in the flood waters by the covering of pitch. A picture of atonement. So to the Israelites where hidden from the angel of death, God's wrath against the Egyptians. by the atonement blood of the Passover Lamb. We to through the waters of baptism are hidden by the atoning blood of Jesus Christ.

Hidden In Christ - Andy Wakeman
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Allan Smith - PRIVILEGE, BENEFITS and RESPONSIBILITIES of Gods people

PRIVILEGE: Hebrews 10: 19

BENEFITS: Psalm 103 1 - 4

RESPONSIBILITIES: ROMANS 12: 1 - 4

Privilege, Benefits and Responsibilities of God's People - Allan Smith
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Jenny Reid - Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish

In this message Jenny shares the vision for 2020. Recognising that every individual on the face of the earth carries great worth and unique gifting, she talks about how God is calling us to be a house where people can come and can flourish, becoming everything that God has designed them to be. Looking at the example of Jesus and 1 Corinthians 13 she unpacks what that really looks like and explores how being a house of love, true Godly love, will rock the world to its core.

Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish - Jenny Reid
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Clare Cleave - Playing the third sheep on the left in the nativity

In this message Clare looks at the impact that Simeon and Anna made in the lives of Mary and Joseph during their time of difficulty and transition and encourages each of us to play the part we have been assigned - even if that is only "The third sheep on the left

Playing The Third Sheep - Clare Cleave
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Gareth Norman - Fullness Of Life

In this message, Gareth explores the use of the word 'Life' in John's Gospel. Jesus came to give us life and have it in abundance, but how does this look in our lives today?

Fullness Of Life - Gareth Norman
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Mark Thompson - The Church We Were Called To Be

In the season ahead of us we need to lay down the church we have created and be the church God called us to be: Holy Spirit powered, devoted to the Word, fellowship and prayer. One body empowered to serve together for the kingdom of God.

The Church We Were Called To Be - Mark Thompson
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Dave Hiscox - Will To Get Higher

A look at the Songs Of Ascent, Psalm 120 - 134. Find God in your now where faith is, expect and wait actively.

Will To Get Higher - Dave Hiscox
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Sue Wakeman - The Belt Of Truth

Paul tells us in Ephesians 6 to put on the armour of God, the first piece of armour mentioned is the belt of Truth. We are told to Stand therefore, hold your Ground having tightened the belt of truth around your loins. Hear why the belt was the most vital piece of armour the Roman Soldiers wore and why we need the truth of Gods Word in our daily walk with the Lord.

Belt Of Truth - Sue Wakeman
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Clare Cleave - ​​A Call To Obedience

Clare explores the call to obedience that being a follower of a Christ requires. In the book of Romans, scripture says present yourself as a living sacrifice. Obedience can often be the difficult path but is the one that leads to the glory of God being displayed.

A Call To Obedience - Clare Cleave
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Jenny Reid - Women Carrying Jars

In this message Jenny looks at the upside down (right way up) nature of the Kingdom of God. The Bible is full of stories of women with jars (The woman at the well; Elijah’s Widow; Elisha’s Widow and the Woman with alabaster jar, to name a few). They are simple, unassuming and normal. Looking at these stories Jenny unpacks how, surprisingly, women carrying jars are one of God’s secret weapons. It’s not about being a woman... it’s about being you. You don’t have to wait for some great supernatural experience in order to be everything God has called you to be. You just need to be you. Normal, genuine you. As simple as a woman carrying a jar.

Women Carrying Jars - Jenny Reid
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Allan Smith - What do you do when the brook dries up? 1 Kings 17

God always wants to move us forward. “Step by step were moving forward” He often leads us through challenging situations. He puts people in place to support/help us and puts us in place to support/help them. As you move forward don’t be satisfied with a little, ask for a double portion from God.

When The Brook Dries Up - Allan Smith
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Andy Wakeman - The story of Ruth

A love story which demonstrates the love Jesus, our Kinsman-Redeemer, has for his People. A prophetic picture of the redemption plan that our Father has put in place for the Jews and Gentiles alike through His Son, Jesus.

The Story Of Ruth - Andy Wakeman
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Dave Elm - Walk in The Way

Dave Elms, UK director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, visits us and explores what it means to Walk in the Way.

Walk in the Way - Dave Elm
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Hugh Osgood - The Church as God intended

We were blessed to have Hugh Osgood, the founder of our network CIC International and President of Churches Together In England, with us He brought a word from the Lord in season about the church being living and active and challenged us to rise up and take our place as a living stone.

The Church as God intended - Hugh Osgood
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Mark Thompson - A Sure Foundation

It's important for us to know the security we have in Christ as our foundation and to live from that position, being secure in Him as we move from season to season.

A sure foundation - Mark Thompson
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Gareth Norman - Fully Seeing God

In this message, Gareth explores the passage in Luke’s gospel of two men travelling to Emmaus shortly after the Jesus’ death. As they journey, their mood downcast and thinking all hope is lost, they meet the resurrected Christ but do not recognise that it is Jesus. What is preventing them from fully seeing Jesus? What can we learn from their experience and how do we walk with God with open eyes?

Fully Seeing God - Gareth Norman
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Jenny Reid - Who Do You Think You Are?...

.. is a question we rarely ask ourselves. But the answer to this question is what informs how we feel, behave and interact with the world. The Word says that we are royalty, holy, chosen and special. In this message Jenny unpacks some of the factors that contribute towards forming our identity, and explores why sometimes we struggle to accept what God says about us. When we fully accept the truth of who we are, we will begin to “walk worthy” of our calling.

Who do you think you are? - Jenny Reid
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Dave Hiscox - Being Watchful

We are called to repent, turn and do works befitting. There is a need for us to be watchful. Dave explores these themes and looks at Micah 6:8 where God calls us to do justly, love mercy and walk humbly.

Being Watchful - Dave Hiscox
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Alan Blasdale - Get back to your roots 

In his first ever preach Alan takes us to the book of Colossians. Drawing on the first 9 verses he explores 5 key words - prayer, faith, love, hope and the Gospel. He encourages us, that in the face of distractions and complications we really just need to get back to our roots.

Back to your roots - Alan Blasdale
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Sue Wakeman - Faith a way of life

​​Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God, It’s time for the Church to take hold of God’s Word, to believe it’s the truth. It’s time to find out what God’s Word says over every circumstance we find ourselves in, let’s find it, guard it, speak it out and act on it because it is life. God is always committed to His Word, He is watching over it to perform it. Let’s walk out in Faith on the truth of God’s Word.

Year of Fulfilment, Faith - Sue Wakeman
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Jenny Reid - Year of Fulfilment

Ever felt like God has left you on the sidelines? That what He said He would do He just didn’t do? In this message Jenny talks about the joy and excitement experienced when we hear God and He speaks to us about His plans for our future. She explores what happens after we hear and how things rarely pan out as we imagine! In this message of hope she encourages us to see God moving in the dark times and implores us to trust that His Word is still true - He WILL fulfil His promise to you.

Year of Fulfilment - Jenny Reid
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Dave Hiscox - The way of Transition, from Redemption to Revelation

Build a relationship whilst in the place of the word. Go to the High place where we can see the cross. The cloud of His presence is looking for somewhere to rest. Let Him rest in you. We are of the way, let’s not be in the way.

Transition | Repemption to Revelation - Dave Hiscox
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Dennis Degrasse - World Changer

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when we look at the massive job of transforming the world. As a result we become disheartened and some of us even hang up our boots. The job is just too big! In this message Dennis addresses this mentality. He implores us to take heart and reminds us - You don’t have to change the whole world, but you are called to change your world!

World Changer - Denis Degrasse
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Clare Cleave - Body, Soul and Spirit

You are a spirit, you have a soul and you live in a body. Clare teaches on the importance of bringing every part of your life under the Lordship of Christ.

Body, Soul, Spirit - Clare Cleave
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Gareth Norman - Force Creates Resistance

Why do we feel under the greatest attack from the enemy after a great spiritual experience? The enemy wants to keep us from walking with God, so when we feel closest to the Lord it can feel like we're under the greatest resistance. Elijah experienced exactly this feeling after witnessing the power of God on Mount Carmel. In this message we look at why "force creates resistance" and how we can overcome the schemes of the enemy that try to drag us back in our walk with God.

Force Creates Resistance - Gareth Norman
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Jenny Reid - Tempted in Every Way

Ever felt frustrated, disappointed, overwhelmed, betrayed, hurt, misjudged and humiliated? In the last 24 hours of Jesus life He experienced these emotions and more. The Bible says Jesus was tempted in every way. In this message Jenny explores what that really means - and how acknowledging his humanity brings us closer to Him as we realise that He understands us... even when we don’t understand ourselves.

Tempted in Every Way - Jenny Reid
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Andy Wakeman - The Lord’s my Shepherd

Andy talks about the journey of salvation and the first thing the Shepherd does is to make us to lie down, to recognise we have been crucified with Christ.

The Lord is my Shepherd - Andy Wakeman
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Clare Cleave - Moving from the Old to the New

Our desire for the Lord and the new things He is doing have to be greater than the fear that seeks to hold us in the old.

From the Old to the New - Clare Cleave
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Andrew Rich - Desire His Presence

In His presence there is fullness of joy. Seeking to live in His presence makes us God focused not self focused.

Desire His Presence - Andrew Rich
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Mark Thompson - War Room Not Waiting Room Mindset

In this season it’s important for us to see the authority Jesus secured for us on the cross, recognise in the word the same authority has been given to us and then to walk in it in every area of our lives.

War Room Not Waiting Room Mindset - Mark Thompson
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Gareth Norman - Modern Idols

Jesus teaches us that the greatest commandment is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’” (Mark‬ ‭12:30‬). But is that the reality of our lives? There are many areas in life which can distract our focus from God. These areas such as sport, social media, success or money, can become a greater focus to us than God. How do we keep our lives free of ‘modern idols’ and love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength?

Modern Idols - Gareth Norman
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Allan Smith - Seeing ourselves as God see us

Gods infinite Love / Mercy / Grace / Patience / Forgiveness / Acceptance / Understanding towards us.

Seeing ourselves as God sees us - Allan Smith
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Sue Wakeman - Do you have a Grasshoppers Mentality? 

How the children of Israel missed going into the promised land and lost a whole generation because of their thoughts, words and actions; they had a Grasshopper mentality.

Do you have a grasshoppers mentality? - Sue Wakeman
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Alan Kilpatrick - Do it again 

God's past actions inspire hope for the future.

Do it again - Alan Kilpatrick
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Andrew Rich - Maturing In Our Faith

Do we believe God, or do we know Him? Heb 6v1-3 explains the necessity to go from basic elementary teaching about Christ into maturity. As we developed this maturity, we go from believing God into knowing Him.

Maturing In Our Faith - Andrew Rich
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Jan Kilpatrick - Awakening Faith

Jan explores the Keys to growing in Faith.

Awakening Faith - Jan Kilpatrick
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Clare Cleave - Living Wholeheartedly

Clare looks at the prophecies within the Bible that foretold the coming of the Messiah,  highlighting certain individuals as they stepped out into the unknown. Clare seeks to reveal how we too can follow the Lord wholeheartedly by taking courage from these characters.

Living Wholeheartedly - Clare Cleave
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Allan Smith - Be The Salt Of The Earth

'If not you, then who? If not now, then when?'

Allan explores how we can hear the Holy Spirit to help us be all that we have been created to be and the importance of releasing what we've been given to bless the lives of those around us.

Be The Salt - Allan Smith
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Mark Thompson - Abide In Jesus

In this message, Mark helps us to explore what it means to abide in a close relationship with the Lord. We should be so connected to the Lord that we approach all situations from the place of being in it with Him and not just looking to Him.

Abide In Jesus - Mark Thompson
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Mark Thompson - Strengthen Your Core

Whilst driving along in his car, Mark heard God tell him he needed to “strengthen his core”.  In this message, Mark unravels what he has learnt from exploring how  spiritual strength is not something that is developed in public, rather it is in the secret place, at our core that the real work is done.  

Stengthen Your Core - Mark Thompson
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Jenny Reid - Don't Worry

In this message Jenny is honest about her own struggle with anxiety.  She explores the scriptures and reveals how anxiety and worry are actually a cycle that God has given us the tools to break. 

Don't Worry - Jenny Reid
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Clare Cleave - Jars Of Clay

Looking at the story of the widow and Elisha, Clare encourages us to base our plans not on what we think we have, but on what God says and to remember that the provision is in the house.

Jars of Clay - Clare Cleve
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