Sermons from January 2018

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Relating to God the Father


In this amazing passage we see so many things that God the Father has done for us – and they tell us about how much he loves us, how much he generously gives us. But it also tells us that God did this for a purpose – so that we should live “holy and blameless […]

Judgment and revelation


Samuel – a young, inexperienced boy – hears God speaking to him directly and giving him a message of judgment. Eli – a old, experienced priest – initially fails to recognise that God is speaking but then, through Samuel, hears that he and his family are going to be judged. Whatever our age, experience of […]

God’s over-ruling power


In this powerful and strange story, we see Abram responding to God – firstly with questions and uncertainty and then with faith and belief. God reminds him of: Who he is – the Lord What he has done – brought him out from his home country What he will do – give him the land […]

Thinking about the Trinity


One of the mysteries of the Christian faith is that we worship and serve the God who is “three-in-one”, the God who is Father, Son and Spirit. Is this something we tend to ignore or something that we find wonderful and helpful in our relationship with God? How do you understand the “Trinity”? Reading: Galatians […]

Focus on Communion


Just before he died Jesus shared a special meal with his followers and commanded them to remember him, and his sacrifice, by sharing bread and wine together – symbols that speak of his sacrifice on the cross for us. What do these symbols, what does his sacrifice, mean to you today? Reading: Matthew 26:17-30 Questions […]

God’s kingdom, God’s will


Our text for the year calls us to pray that your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew 6:10). Jesus spoke about doing God’s will as a sign of being part of his family – Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.’ (Mark 3:35) […]