Sermons from April 2017

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Paraclesis – Loving each other


This evening we’re continuing with the theme of loving and looking at an occasion where Jesus called on his followers to love each other. Why did Jesus choose to focus on this at that moment; what was he really trying to get his followers to think about / to do; what was he preparing them […]

Paraclesis – Loving


What would it be like to be part of a group of people where loving each other was really important to everyone? Love that causes us to encourage each other to grow in our relationship with Jesus; love that causes us to come alongside those in need; love that doesn’t make excuses but tries to […]

Paraclesis – Looking out for the interests of others


This evening we’re continuing with the theme of caring and, in particular, recognising that when someone is in need they need someone to care, not someone to tell them where they are going wrong. Sometimes it is right to come alongside someone and point out things they haven’t quite got right, things they haven’t understood, […]

Paraclesis – Caring


Over the next few weeks we’ll be thinking about how we – as a community of God’s people – can support, encourage and help each other and those we meet. What does it mean to care, to love, to journey with, to connect and so forth? This morning we’re looking at the subject of caring […]

What does it mean to be risen with Jesus (2)


Because Jesus is alive we can live lives that are free from all condemnation, that give us a new purpose, that are based on the risen life of Jesus, that give us hope for the future, that bring with them new responsibilities, that bring us into God’s family. This is part of the wonderful message […]

What does it mean to be risen with Jesus (1)?


As we celebrate the reality that Jesus defeated death and was restored to life we ask ourselves what it means to be raised with him. We remind ourselves that because he is alive, those of us who believe in him can live a new life as well. This is an amazing idea and has real […]

Galatians – Conclusion and summary


  As Paul finishes his letter, he thinks back about the key things he has been talking about and focuses on the central importance of the death of Jesus on the cross. This is what he gets excited about, this is what he boasts in, this is what he has found gives purpose and meaning […]

Galatians – Living in the light of this

After looking in detail at why it is important to be people of faith, Paul goes on to speak about some of the practical implications – loving others, keeping away from evil, allowing the Holy Spirit to help us grow, caring and looking out for each other. It’s one thing to agree to the theory […]