Warriors Confession - Pete Hillman

Warrior KneelingAlmighty God my Heavenly Father,
I have turned against you and against my brothers in arms,
Through the wrong thoughts I have had,
Through the foul words that have spilt from my mouth,
And through the underhand things I have done in the darkness of the shadows.
I have abandoned my responsibilities to watch over and protect the weak and the powerless,
I have showed cowardice in the face of the enemy’s onslaught,
And worse still I have committed intentional acts of treason and betrayal.
I throw myself on your mercy and turn back to you again, my Lord.
For the sake of my Captain, The Lord Jesus Christ, who sacrificed his life for me,
Forgive my wrongdoing and grant that I may once again take my place in the shield wall of the legion of heaven with strength and honour though it cost me the last drop of my lifeblood.
To the glory of your name.

Amen

 

 Absolution

AbsolutionIn the name of the One whose blood bought your freedom and forgiveness,
Arise forgiven and free of any shame.
You are restored to your former place as a son of the Most High.
Now carry his honour into the battle for this world and his Kingdom full of the Spirit, his power and strength.
Fight valiantly against sin, the world and the devil,
And stand your ground shoulder to shoulder with your sword-brothers to the very end!
Doing battle in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen

 

Cleansing Ritual

CleansedHe who would be great among you must be your servant and whoever would be the greatest must be the servant of all.
I cleanse you head for your mind is to be Holy as your God is Holy.
I cleanse your eyes for I know you would see your Lord.
I cleanse your ears for I know you wish to hear the voice of the living God.
I cleanse your lips for you are a man of unclean lips and your eyes have seen the King.
I cleanse your heart for you would have a heart that beats purely for Jesus.
I cleanse your feet, for you stand on Holy ground.
I have served you as your brother in Christ and as servant of the servants of God.

Jesus the Man
What was Jesus like?

The Character of God
How do we know what God is like?

The Authority of Scripture
How should we obey what the Bible teaches us?

The Wise Mans Tragedy
What can we learn from Solomon?

Obedience
What can we learn from the mother of Jesus?

Cain and Abel
What can we learn from the first murderer?

Aslan
Who is Aslan? Who is Jesus?

When the Fire Burns Low
How do we cope when we have grown tired of God's way?

Fix Your Eyes
How do we look for God?

Stewardship
Why should we look after the world God has given us?

Stability
How do we know who we are in God?

Lent - Pride, Doubt and Jealousy
What is the period of Lent all about?

Doorkeepers
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the House of God than dwell in the tents of the wicked...

Close Encounters
How do get to have intimacy with God?

Air
Can we feel the breath of God?

Hearing From God
How can I hear what God wants to say to me?

The Story We Find Ourselves In
The Bible tells the story of all creation - what is my part in that story?

Passover
What does Passover mean to us as Christians?

Life
What does it mean to say that Jesus is alive?

Fruit
What is the Fruit of the Holy Spirit?

Wait
Teaching for Christmas Eve...

Authority
What does it mean to have authority?

Tired
What can we do when it all seems like too much?

I Will Be With You
What does it mean to say "God is with us"?

Angels
What are angels, and what can we learn from what the Bible says about them?

Fire
A contemplative service for Pentecost

Water
A creative/contemplative baptism service

Guidance
How do we know what we should do?

Stones
A creative prayer/worship service

The Holy Spirit
Who is the Holy Spirit, and what does (s)he do?

A Relationship With Jesus
What does it mean to have a 'relationship' with the Son of God?

The Pilgrim's Progress
If we keep our eyes on the prize, what a journey it could be!

Heroes, Promises and Trust
How does our relationship with Jesus realy work?

Warrior's Confession
A liturgy for masculine prayer

Living Life to the Full
How do we get the most out of life?

Abraham
What is so speacial about the faith of Abraham?

The Presence of God
What does it mean to say God is present?

How Do I Know My Faith is Real?
We all wrestle with doubt, so how can we cope?

Who is Jesus?
...and what does he want from you?

To Act Justly Every Day...
What does the Lord your God require of you?

Sex and Self Image
Don't you know how beautiful you are?

Obedience
Will you let Jesus be in charge?

Recognising Jesus
Would you know him if he met you on the road?

The Person of the Holy Spirit
Who is the Holy Spirit, and what does (s)he do?

The Passion of the King
What does Jesus really want?

Joy
How can we really 'count it all joy'?

More Than Words
"... but words can never hurt me"?

The Armour of God
What tools does God give us to protect us from the Enemy?

The Heart of the Gospel
The Kingdom of Heaven has drawn near to you, therefore...

Following Jesus
Do you really want to follow him?

Preaching Skills
How should I prepare to give a sermon?

Healing
The gift of healing comes from the Holy Spirit, but how does it work?

Church
The People of God

The Bible
What does it mean when we say that the Bible is the Word of God?

Jesus Part 2: The Deity of Christ
How can Jesus be God and Man at the same time?

Jesus Part 1: Who Do You Say I Am?
Who is Jesus, and why does He matter?

Temptation
How do we resist?

Holiness
What is holiness and how do we try to achieve it?

The Art of Spiritual Warfare
We're in a constant battle, so how do we try and prepare to fight?

Forgiveness Part Two: Forgiving Others
What is forgiveness and why do we need to forgive others?

Forgiveness Part One: Forgiven by God
Why does it seem so often that God is a million miles away?

Prayer Part Two: Receiving From God
Why does it seem so often that God is a million miles away?

Prayer Part One: The Lords Prayer
We look in detail at the Lords Prayer

Prophecy
It's one of the spiritual gifts, but what exactly is it, how does it happen?

Becoming a Christian
What is a Christian, how do you become one?

Basics of Christianity
Here we delve into the Nicene Creed