Sermon Archives

05/01/2021

rest

The amount of change, uncertainty, and new aspects of life to include that we had to manage over the last 12 months has left many of us weary! Summer is often a time for a break, a slow-down from the normal schedule, a time for rest. So in January we will look at rest from […]

22/11/2020

Christmas Characters

This Advent, each week we’ll have a ‘visit’ from one of the characters associated with Christmas to tell their story of what they saw and heard–and how it impacted their life. Joseph, Matthew 1:18-25; 2:13-23 and Luke 2:22-40 (Nov 29) A Shepherd, Luke 2:1-20 (Dec 6) A Magi, Matthew 2:1-18 (Dec 13) Mary, Luke 1:26-56; […]

12/10/2020

Encountering Jesus

Each of us have had some memorable encounters in life, and some we’d like to forget (for a range of reasons)! There are a few encounters that have set the course of our history, and world history. The Bible records many encounters that Jesus had with a vast array of different people. In each encounter […]

14/09/2020

Good Work

What is work for? It seems a silly question, but that’s why it’s important to answer it–so that we aren’t doing it wrong or trying to get something out of it that we never can. This is just a short series that considers a couple of aspects of “work”–which relate perfectly to retirement as well!: […]

03/08/2020

Returning

To mark the high significance of our main mode of gathering returning to our building we will explore the following: Returning brings joy and sorrow, Ezra 3:1-13 and Revelation 21:1-8 (Aug 23) Being steady in disruption, Genesis 1:1-27 and Genesis 6:5-22 (Aug 30) Living firm law or flexible grace?, Romans 14:1–15:9 (Sept 6). Martin Luther’s […]

24/07/2020

Paradoxes of the gospel

paradox /ˈparədɒks/ noun: paradox; plural noun: paradoxes a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true. There are multiple parts of the bible and Christian thought that people have found to be puzzling paradoxes. The point of this series is to explore some of them. […]

01/06/2020

Prayer

The experience of prayer is a struggle; and a mystery; and a joy… Prayer is simply (and profoundly) understood as the conversation of friends (but also much more!). What is your understanding (your paradigm) of prayer? These last months have been good for us to consider that question… and Richard Dawkins has kindly helped us […]

01/05/2020

Chosen Aliens

As a foreigner in an overseas country I was given an identity card officially called an “Alien Card”! I didn’t get to the country by UFO, and though I love that country, I just didn’t belong. 1 Peter is written to such people, Christians, who don’t ‘belong’ to this world. Our citizenship is ultimately in […]

21/02/2020

The Better

To be over simplified (to make a point), there is just two ways to read the Bible: 1) it’s about you; or 2) it’s about Jesus. The former will present you lots of problems–particularly when you are reading the Old Testament! Jesus however saw, from Moses, the Prophets, the Psalms, Scriptures concerning himself. On the […]

24/01/2020

Marks Big Hope

As we start a new year, holidays are over, Christmas decorations are over and our thoughts turn to “what’s happening this year?” and then I quickly wonder–how different will the year be to last year? Sure it will be different in the sense that I’m older, technology will be different, the Crows will make the […]

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