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SEMS Programme for 2013/2014

The new programme can be downloaded from the link below
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SEMS Programme for 2012/2013

The new brochure for 2011/2012 can be downloaded below
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Preaching Old Testament Narrative - Handout

Handout from David Sprouse
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Nick McQuaker - Preaching Galatians: Structure of Galatians

Notes from recent talk on preaching Galatians by Nick McQuaker at SEMS
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Nick McQuaker - Preaching Galatians: Themes in Galatians

Notes from recent talk on preaching Galatians by Nick McQuaker at SEMS
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Mark Pickett - Gospel and Context in Creative Tension - Powerpoint Slides

As the gospel is carried across boundaries, the question of the relationship of gospel to culture becomes a pressing one. To what degree does the missionary attempt to enter into the experience of the people to whom he has been sent?
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Mike Ovey - Understanding Atheism, Handout

Understanding Atheism
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Dr Gordon Wenham - Leviticus Lecture 1

Handout used by Dr Gordon Wenham in lecture 1 on Leviticus
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Dr Gordon Wenham - Leviticus Lecture 2

Handout used by Dr Gordon Wenham in lecture 2 on Leviticus
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RESOURCES: Audio Files - Listen Again


Below is a list of talks currently available for download. Click on the link to listen on your PC. Use right click and "save as" to download the MPS file and listen on an MP3 player such as an IPOD. Talks can also be burnt to CD from MP3.



Tim Ward: Preaching Psalms - Tim gives some guidance and principles on understanding and preaching the Psalms as Christian scripture and preaches a worked example  (18 November 2013)
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Robert Letham: Union with Christ - Union with Christ: what does it mean and the practical and pastoral implications  (7 October 2013)
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James Clarke: Seminar on Preaching Hell - How to boldy but sensitively preach about the reality of God's eternal judgement  (13 May 2013)
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True Freedom Trust - Seminar on same sex attraction - A look at the practical realities, biblical teaching and pastoral issues in this area  (11 March 2013)
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James Robson - Preaching Ezekiel - Talk 1 and 2  (3 December 2012)
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Mike Ovey - Lessons from the Early Church Fathers - Talk 1  (8 October 2012)
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Mike Ovey - Lessons from the Early Church Fathers - Talk 2  (8 October 2012)
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Jay Smith - Engaging with Muslims, Session 1 - Jay Smith is an experienced debater and he takes us through the key areas of debate with Muslims - especially the scriptures and the person of Christ  (19 March 2012)
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Jay Smith - Engaging with Muslims, Session 2 - Jay Smith is an experienced debater and he takes us through the key areas of debate with Muslims - especially the scriptures and the person of Christ  (19 March 2012)
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Apostolic principles for using Old Testament Law in a New Testament Church - Session 1 - Chri  (23 January 2012)
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Apostolic principles for using Old Testament Law in a New Testament Church - Session 2 - Chris Bennett will lead us through some examples of the New Testament’s use of the Law of Moses and help us to see what principles should guide us.  (23 January 2012)
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Preaching Old Testament Narrative: David Sprouse - A seminar on preaching the Old Testament Narrative with particular focus on Ruth and Judges  (28 November 2011)
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Priorities in Discipleship and Christian Ministry with Andrew Cornes - Session 1 - Andrew Cornes from All Saints Crowborough talks through some of the biblical principles and practical advice for Christian leaders on setting priorities  (3 October 2011)
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Priorities in Discipleship and Christian Ministry with Andrew Cornes - Session 2 - Andrew Cornes from All Saints Crowborough talks through some of the biblical principles and practical advice for Christian leaders on setting priorities  (3 October 2011)
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The church and older people: The challenge and the opportunity Roger Hitchings with Peter Diack - Session 2 - Roger Hitchins and Peter talk about Biblical principles and their own experience in bringing gospel ministry to those in their latter years  (9 May 2011)
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The church and older people: The challenge and the opportunity Roger Hitchings with Peter Diack - Session 1 - Roger and Peter talk about Biblical principles and their own experience in bringing gospel ministry to those in their latter years  (9 May 2011)
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Garry Williams: Jonathan Edwards and Spirituality, Questions - Garry talks about Edwards' practical spirituality which was undergirded by a theological analysis of the human person and the way in which the Holy Spirit works in an individual.  (21 March 2011)
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Garry Williams: Jonathan Edwards and Spirituality, main talk - Garry talks about Edwards' practical spirituality which was undergirded by a theological analysis of the human person and the way in which the Holy Spirit works in an individual.  (21 March 2011)
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Richard Cunningham: equipping the church to give an answer, session 1 of 2 - Richard Cunningham outlines the place for apologetics including the place of reason in preaching  (24 January 2011)
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Richard Cunningham: equipping the church to give an answer, session 2 of 2 - Richard Cunningham outlines the place for apologetics including the place of reason in preaching  (24 January 2011)
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Nick McQuaker - Preaching Galatians Session 2 - Overview and key themes in Galatians helping us preach the message with the same impact in the contemporary context  (6 December 2010)
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Nick McQuaker - Preaching Galatians Session 1 - Overview and key themes in Galatians helping us preach the message with the same impact in the contemporary context  (29 November 2010)
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Phil Wells - How to preaching about Living Hope - Session 2 - How do we preach about living hope, when the world and sometimes the church, is only concerned with the now  (11 October 2010)
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Phil Wells - How to preaching about Living Hope - Session 1 - How do we preach about living hope, when the world and sometimes the church, is only concerned with the now  (11 October 2010)
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Mark Pickett - Gospel and Context in Creative Tension Part 2 - Contextual approaches to gospel ministry in South Asia and how such approaches may be relevant in the Western world and in particular to gospel work in our own mission fields in Sussex  (24 May 2010)
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Mark Pickett - Gospel and Context in Creative Tension Part 1 - Contextual approaches to gospel ministry in South Asia and how such approaches may be relevant in the Western world and in particular to gospel work in our own mission fields in Sussex  (24 May 2010)
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Ministers of God's Grace: Brian Edwards Talk 2 - Brian Edwards brings a fresh glimpse of God’s glorious grace and help us not only to appreciate afresh the largeness of both “universal” (or “common”) and “saving” grace but also encouragement to minister in the light of it.  (15 March 2010)
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Ministers of God's Grace: Brian Edwards Talk 1 - Brian Edwards brings a fresh glimpse of God’s glorious grace and help us not only to appreciate afresh the largeness of both “universal” (or “common”) and “saving” grace but also encouragement to minister in the light of it.  (15 March 2010)
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Learning from Richard Baxter - Wallace Benn, Bishop of Lewes since 1997, speak on Baxter the preacher, and explores ways in which his method could be applied in the 21st century.  (25 January 2010)
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Doing Church Today: Chris Green - Session 1 - Chris Green, Vice-Principal of Oak Hill College, When is a church truly a church? What aspects of church life might we be flexible on, and which should be fixed? To what extent is the portrayal of the book of Acts normative today? What can we learn from the best of literature on church life and leadership?  (30 November 2009)
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Doing Church Today: Chris Green - Session 2 - Chris Green, Vice-Principal of Oak Hill College, When is a church truly a church? What aspects of church life might we be flexible on, and which should be fixed? To what extent is the portrayal of the book of Acts normative today? What can we learn from the best of literature on church life and leadership?  (30 November 2009)
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Preaching Leviticus: Dr Gordon Wenham, Professor Emeritus, Trinity College, Bristol, Talk 1 - Preaching the book of Leviticus in 21st century culture  (5 October 2009)
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Preaching Leviticus: Dr Gordon Wenham, Professor Emeritus, Trinity College, Bristol, Talk 2 - A summary of some of the approaches to interpreting and preaching Leviticus  (5 October 2009)
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Preaching Proverbs John Woods, Pastor of Lancing Tabernacle (Session 1) - You are here - Finding Proverbs on Wisdom’s Map and look at how to preach the easier bits of Proverbs (chapters 1 to 9)  (8 June 2009)
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Preaching Proverbs John Woods, Pastor of Lancing Tabernacle (Session 2) - Preaching the "harder" chapters of Proverbs (10-31)  (8 June 2009)
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Understanding Atheism: Mike Ovey, Principal of Oak Hill College - Mike gave us an overview of the history, convictions and impact of atheism, before helping us to think about our Apologetics - how we might interact with atheists today  (15 March 2009)
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Is Big Beautful? John Benton, Pastor of Chertsey Street Baptist Church, Guildford - We live in a society that worships at the shrine of size. Does a church have to be "big" to be "good"? What encouragement can smaller churches take, what contribution do they have to offer?  (8 February 2009)
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Philip Eveson: Made Like His Brothers: the humanity of Christ (Session 2) - Continuation of the talk by Phil Eveson  (24 November 2008)
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Philip Eveson: Made Like His Brothers: the humanity of Christ (Session 1) - What does Scripture reveal about the psychological, emotional and spiritual life of the man Messiah Jesus?  (24 November 2008)
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William Taylor - Energising a Congregation with Gospel Vision - How do we establish and maintain gospel vision, energy and enthusiasm in the local church  (19 May 2008)
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Wallace Benn - Holiness and contemporary pressures in the world and in the church - Dealing with pressures from moral decline, theological drift in the church and the pressures to compromise the gospel  (25 February 2008)
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Brian Edwards: Amazing Grace - John Newton’s life and ministry - Presentation on the life of John Newton and specific lessons giving particularly attention to Newton's support of Wilberforce  (3 December 2007)
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Roger Carswell - Practical workshop on personal and corporate evangelism  (15 October 2007)
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Preaching Jeremiah - David Sprouse: Seminar on preaching Jeremiah  (14 May 2007)
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David Field: How right is Wright ? Session 1 - Explanation and analysis of the new perspectives on Paul - first session  (19 March 2007)
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David Field: How right is Wright ? Session 2 - Explanation and analysis of the new perspectives on Paul - second session  (19 March 2007)
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Christopher Ash: Marriage Decay - Session 1 - Christopher Ash's seminar on relationship dilemmas.  (22 January 2007)
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Christopher Ash: Marriage Decay - Session 2 - Christopher Ash's seminar on relationship dilemmas - more case studies  (22 January 2007)
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Mark Johnstone: The Puritans - What the Puritan heritage means for us today in our culture and generation  (4 December 2006)
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David Peterson: the Atonement - A summary of the OT and NT teaching on Jesus as the substitute for our sins  (12 June 2006)
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