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Moorthoughts

By Stephen Cook
Readings and thoughts from the Northmoor Team Ministry
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Eating bugs
Some thoughts about prejuduce based on Peter's vision in Acts Chapter 11
11:25
May 13, 2022
In the steps of the Master
Some thoughts about a little-known story from the Book of Acts where Dorcas (Tabitha) is restored to life when Peter prays in the way that Jesus did.  What do we make of stories like this?  What can we learn?
09:39
May 07, 2022
Forgiving and retaining
An exploration of the commission Jesus gave tot he disciples that first Easter evening and why Thomas wasn't there.
09:08
April 22, 2022
Easter 2022
A message from the Northmoor Team in Devon for Easter Day 2022: an exploration of what it means to be a people of hope.
08:23
April 16, 2022
Palm Sunday 2022
Some thoughts about Palm Sunday and what it says to us about our attitude towards worship
09:43
April 09, 2022
Can I borrow your boat?
A short talk about the miraculous catch of fish in Luke 5
09:16
February 05, 2022
What is this thing called love?
A talk about St Paul's famous passage on love from 1 Corinthians 13
11:05
January 29, 2022
What's it all about?
Some thoughts about Jesus' "Mission Statement" in Luke Chapter 4.  It is very easy to lose a sense of purpose: we need to lift our eyes and see the bigger picture and what we are here for.
09:53
January 21, 2022
When the wine runs out
Some thoughts about the miracle at Cana.  What do we do when we are at the end of our resources: when our supplies run low and demand excedes supply?
08:51
January 14, 2022
Compline 54
 A service of Night Prayer from the Northmoor Team in Devon
06:12
January 07, 2022
Compline 15
A Late night service from the Northmoor team ministry in Devon
05:29
January 07, 2022
How much do you think you are worth?
A talk for the beginning of the new year from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon.
09:12
January 07, 2022
One in a taxi one in a car
Some thoughts about the wise men.  Was it their gifts that made the special or something else?
08:09
December 30, 2021
An offer you can't refuse
Did the shepherds have a choice about going to Bethlehem to see what had happened?  A Christmas message for 2021.  Happy Christmas everyone!
06:20
December 23, 2021
Nothing is impossible
An exploration of the encounter between Mary and the angel, when Mary discovers she is to be the mother of Jesus.  We have this invitation to believe that the impossible is possible: do we dare to say yes?
07:18
December 16, 2021
Dealing with the stink
Both John the Baptist and Jesus could be very challenging in what they asked of people.  But sometimes things which are demanding can also be radical and exciting.
10:36
December 10, 2021
Praying for good weather
Does God act in history? Is it OK to pray for good weather? Some thoughts about the coming of John the Baptist.
09:08
December 03, 2021
Keeping up with the times
A talk for Advent Sunday from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon
10:48
November 26, 2021
The Kingdom the Power and the Glory
Who is really King?  Where does real power come from?  What is truth? A talk about the conversation between Jesus and Pilate in John 18.
11:11
November 18, 2021
Shelter from the storm
A Talk for Remembrance Sunday from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon.  "God is our refuge and strength: a very present help in times of trouble."
07:22
November 11, 2021
Sticking to the manifesto
A short talk thinking about the core manifesto we have inherited from Jesus and how important it is to stick to it.
07:35
November 05, 2021
For all the Saints
A talk for All Saints Okehampton's patronal Service October 2021
10:14
October 28, 2021
Whose word is it anyway?
A talk from The Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon for Bible Sunday
10:37
October 22, 2021
Substitute: me for him? (or him for me?)
A talk about one of the most profound a perplexing aspects of the Christian Faith based on Isaiah 53
10:01
October 14, 2021
Looking for a hero
A talk from the Northmoor Team ministry in Devon exploring Hebrews 4:12-16.  
10:23
October 07, 2021
No provisional licence
A talk about marriage from the Northmoor team Ministry in Devon
08:30
October 01, 2021
The twist in the tale
A podcast for harvest from the Northmoor Team in Devon
09:52
September 22, 2021
Asking well
A talk from the Northmoor Tem ministry in Devon by the Rev'd Stephen Cook, based on James 4.
10:48
September 16, 2021
Careless words cost lives
A talk from the Northmoor Team ministry in Devon originally for 12th September 2021: based on James 3:1-12
11:30
September 09, 2021
Outside inside, inside outside
Some thughts about transformational change based on a curious story from the Gospels.
08:14
September 02, 2021
Mirror, mirror...
A talk from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon by Rev Stephen Cook. The Bible passage is from James 1: practicing what we preach.
08:20
August 26, 2021
Gates of Hell can never...
A talk from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon about the famous passage from Ephesians 6: the armour of God.  The speaker is Stephen Cook.
11:23
August 19, 2021
Wisdom vs Porky Scratchings
A Talk from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon for the 15th August 2021 by Thr Rev'd Stephen Cook.  Ephesians 5:15-17: wisdom and foolishness.
09:38
August 12, 2021
The Fish and the Fishing Rod
Some thoughts about the bread of Life from the Northmoor Team Ministry
09:10
August 04, 2021
Grow up!
An exploration of Ephesians 4 and what it means to be really mature.
16:55
July 31, 2021
How to be unbelievably rich
A podcast from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon. Speaker Stephen Cook.  Ephesians 3.
09:56
July 23, 2021
Feeling it
A message from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon for the 18th July 2021, based on Mark 6:34 "Jesus was moved with compassion on the crowd because they were like sheep without a shepherd". the speaker is the Rv'd Stephen Cook
10:29
July 14, 2021
Prophecy and Lechery: the death of John the Baptist
A talk from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon by the Rev'd Stephen Cook, originally of 11th July 2021.  The reading is from mark Chapter 6
11:27
July 09, 2021
Stilling the Storm
A talk about the stilling of the storm in Mark Chapter 4 from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon first published for the 20th June 2021.  The speaker is the Rev'd Stephen Cook
10:18
June 18, 2021
Little and Large
A talk from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon for the 13th June 2021 centred on the Parable of the Mustard seed.  Even a tiny faith can achieve great things because faith is like a seed: plant it and it will grow.  How do we do that?  The speaker is the Team Rector, the Re'd Stephen Cook.
09:10
June 10, 2021
Renewed day by day
A podcast from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon written for 6th June 2021.  The speaker is the Rev'd Stephen Cook and the Bible passage is from 2 Corinthians 4
09:45
June 03, 2021
Trinity Sunday 2021
A talk from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon by the Rev'd Stephen Cook for 30th May 2021: Trinity Sunday.  The reading is from Romans 8:12-17.
09:59
May 28, 2021
Pentecost Sunday 2021
A talk from the Northmoor Team Ministry for 23rd May 2021: Pentecost Sunday.   We consider how the Holy Spirit gives us the gift of speach and those who hear the gift of understanding.  The speaker is the Rev'd Stephen Cook
12:31
May 21, 2021
16th May 2021
A Podcast from the Northmoor Team Ministry for the sixth Sunday of Easter, based on Acts Chapter One.  How do we make good decisions?  Speaker Stephen Cook.
09:46
May 14, 2021
9th May 2021
A Talk from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon for 9th May: the sixth Sunday of Easter by The Rev'd Stephen Cook.  It looks at John 15:16-17: what it means to be chosen and appointed to bear fruit.
08:09
May 07, 2021
2nd May 2021
A reading and talk from St Petroc's Inwardleigh and All Saints Okehampton by the Rev'd Stephen Cook. The reading is from Acts 8:26-end: Philip and the Ethiopian.
10:29
April 30, 2021
The Good Shepherd: 25th April 2021
A talk for 25th April 2021 by the Rev'd Stephen Cook, focussing on John 10:10
10:37
April 22, 2021
20th September 2020
A service from the Northmoor Team Ministry in Devon for the 20th September 202, the 15th Sunday after Trinity.  Led by the Team Rector, The Rev Stephen Cook.  The reading is from Philippians 1:21-end.  "What's the worst that could happen?
15:13
September 19, 2020
Compline Day 56
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
05:25
September 19, 2020
Compline Day 55
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
04:59
September 19, 2020
Compline Day 54
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
06:12
September 19, 2020
Compline Day 52
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
05:33
September 19, 2020
Compline Day 51
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
05:21
September 19, 2020
Compline Day 59
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
05:06
September 19, 2020
Compline Day 49
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
05:44
September 12, 2020
Compline Day 48
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
05:18
September 12, 2020
Compline Day 47
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
06:19
September 12, 2020
Compline Day 46
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
04:46
September 12, 2020
Compline Day 45
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
05:39
September 12, 2020
Compline Day 44
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
06:09
September 12, 2020
Compline Day 42
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
05:23
September 12, 2020
13th September 2020
A service for the 13th September 2020, the 14th Sunday after Trinity from the Northmoor Team Ministry on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK.  it is led by the Team Rector, Stephen Cook and has the theme of forgiveness, based on the Parable of the Unfrogiving Servant
16:44
September 12, 2020
Compline Day 28
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: the last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
04:59
August 21, 2020
Compline Day 27
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: the last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
05:21
August 21, 2020
Compline Day 26
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: the last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
06:10
August 21, 2020
Compline Day 25
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: the last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
05:19
August 21, 2020
Compline Day 24
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: the last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
05:44
August 21, 2020
Compline Day 23
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: the last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
06:23
August 21, 2020
Compline Day 22
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: the last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
05:41
August 21, 2020
16th August 2020
A service from the Northmoor Team Ministry on the northern edge of Dartmoor for the 10th Sunday after Trinity, led by the Team Rector, the Rev Stephen Cook. The Bible passage is from Matthew 15: Jesus' teaching about hand washing and the story of the Canaanite woman.  We focus on what this passage teaches us about what is really important.  
14:38
August 14, 2020
Compline Day 21
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
05:24
August 14, 2020
Compline Day 20
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
06:14
August 14, 2020
Compline Day 19
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
07:07
August 14, 2020
Compline Day 18
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
05:37
August 14, 2020
Compline Day 17
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
06:05
August 14, 2020
Compline Day 16
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
05:18
August 14, 2020
Compline Day 15
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery. Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry. There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
05:29
August 14, 2020
Compline Day 14
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery.  Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry.  There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
04:52
August 08, 2020
Compline Day 13
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery.  Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry.  There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
05:30
August 08, 2020
Compline Day 12
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery.  Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry.  There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
05:21
August 08, 2020
Compline Day 11
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery.  Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry.  There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
04:59
August 08, 2020
Compline Day 10
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery.  Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry.  There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
06:06
August 08, 2020
Compline Day 8
Prayers for the end of the day based around the ancient service of Compline: that last office of the day in a monastery.  Recorded in Okehampton on the northern edge of Dartmoor in the south west of the UK and led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector of the Northmoor Team Ministry.  There is a reading, a reflection and then some prayers in the Celtic tradition from the book "Night Prayer" by the Northumbian Community.
05:40
August 08, 2020
9th August 2020
A short service for 9th August 2020 from the Northmoor Team Ministry on hte northern edge of Dartmoor, in the south west of the UK.  There is a reading, a talk, a hymn and sme prayers.  Led by the Rev Stephen Cook, Team Rector.
14:16
August 08, 2020
2nd August 2020
Audio from a service for the Northmoor Team Ministry for the 2nd August 2020,  led by the The Reverend Stephen Cook.  The Bible reading is the Feeding of the 5000.  You can find the video on Youtube if you prefer.
12:05
July 30, 2020
Night Prayer (7)
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
05:43
July 30, 2020
Night Prayer (6)
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
05:43
July 30, 2020
Night Prayer (5)
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
05:09
July 30, 2020
Night Prayer (4)
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
06:46
July 30, 2020
Night Prayer (3)
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
07:51
July 30, 2020
Night Prayer (2)
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
07:60
July 30, 2020
Night Prayer (1)
A short time of prayer and reflection before sleep based on the ancient service of “compline”.
06:42
July 30, 2020
26th July 2020
This is the first episode of "Moorthoughts": talks for the Northmoor Team Ministry: a group of thirteen Church of England Parishes on the northern edge of Dartmoor.
12:34
July 22, 2020