Sermon Archives

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 […]

29/11/2019

Unwrapping Advent

Christmas… it’s getting close, and the period of advent is a count down of (only) four Sundays till December the 25th. Advent is often associated with four traditional themes–which so often are not associated with our lived experience of the Christmas festival… How can we then have…: Joy, Luke 2:1-20 (Dec 1) Love, John 3:1-21 […]

21/10/2019

Gospel Paradox

Does light act as particles or waves? This question has confused those in the physics field for some time: the answer is both! In Christianity there are also issues in which the existence of two biblical truths seem a paradox. The purpose of this series is to look at some of them because these are […]

16/09/2019

Re-calibrating Success

What is success? How does our culture define success and how has that then impacted the church Christians as individuals? And what does it mean for pastors? At the end of 2019, I’ll have been at Largs for six years, and in this time the issue of success has been vexing for me. This series […]

05/08/2019

Transformation

A new year comes around and January the first is the possibly to unveil the new me. My new year resolutions allow me to be the new, the better and transformed me! It’s so hopeful! But it’s only after a day or so (or less) that the transformation I planned and resolved for, seems lost. […]

24/05/2019

More… Wisdom for life

We return to the book of proverbs for “wisdom” on more topics we missed out on last year (see last years series here). After an introductory topic which shows us the right stance towards the book of proverbs, we consider some very practical, every day issues that proverbs seeks to train us in. The fool, […]

04/03/2019

At one ment

What is “atonement”? This is an English word that was simply “made up” by William Tyndale when he translated the Christian scriptures into English.  It’s beautiful how what Jesus has done has got into our everyday language!  But what was Tyndale trying to express with this word? The New Testament is not constrained to only […]

01/02/2019

The 4Gs

Beneath every behaviour is a belief. We go to a game because we believe it will be a good time and our team will win, or we go because we believe that loyalty is a good virtue. Sometimes we will be very aware of the connection between what we do, at other times we will […]

31/12/2018

Life of David

Toward the end of 2018 we went through 1 Samuel chapter 16 and 17, where we were introduced a young shepherd boy named David. This boy, famously and greatly against the odds, defeated the fierce giant Goliath. Often it is suggested to “go and be like David” out of these texts. Aside from not fitting […]

26/11/2018

Why did God become man?

Advent is the season of preparation for the coming of God.  This series asks the question: why did God become man?  The series will explore why it was necessary for God to become man, and what difference is makes.  This series will be done together in partnership, services will still occur as normal, with ministers […]

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