Sermons by David Grainger

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Mark 10: 17 – 23 – The Rich Young Man

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David’s sermon was on Mark 10: 17 – 23. He explained that this young rich man had a powerful position and came running to Jesus and falling on his knees.  He mentioned Paul 2nd letter to the Corinthians chapter 8 verse 9, ‘For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he […]

Trinity Sunday – Matthew 28:20, 2 Corinthians 13:14

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‘In the name of God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.’ These are words we hear at the close of most of our worship services. We hear them at key moments in our lives, at celebrations of birth, baptism, marriage and at the committal used at funeral services. And as we use these words, we […]

Reflections Psalm 40:1 – 3 & Colossians 3: 1- 8

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During our evening service David used flections on Psalm 40: 1 – 3 speaking about a dramatic change in some ones life, He spoke on testimonies about peoples great change in their life’s and others noticing them. In Colossians 3:1 – 8 Paul writes about the Holy living to put aside your earthly nature.   […]

The Apostel Stephen

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Stephen, the first Christian martyr – Acts 6:8 – 15, 7:54 – 60 What kind of pen-portrait of Stephen do we get from Acts 6 and 7? The death of Stephen unleashed violent opposition to the Gospel. But how did God use his example and testimony to promote the church’s on going mission and ministry […]

Nationalism

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As we near Brexit nationalistic and patriotic passions abound in the world, sometimes whipped up by populist political leaders. How should we respond as Christians? Einstein called nationalism “an infantile disease. The measles of mankind.” C. S. Lewis wrote: that “love of country becomes a demon when it becomes a god.” What would Jesus do? […]

Why did Jesus come? – to bring judgement

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It might seem unusual to discuss judgement in the midst of our Advent celebrations. But it lies at the heart of the meaning of the incarnation. The so-called ‘paradox of revelation’ observes that in order to bring grace, it must also give offence. In order to be grace, it must uncover sin. The gospel brings […]

Remembrance Sunday (AM)

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As we reflect on the reality and horror of war, as we remember those who gave everything and those who still give of themselves, as we remember those who suffer – we also look to Jesus who came to bring peace and pray for that peace to come. Reading: John 14:23-27