Sermons by Graham Criddle

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Dead but now alive

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Easter speaks of someone – Jesus, the Son of God – who was dead but is now alive. How do you respond to that story? What do you think about it? What significance does it have on your life today? Readings:(John 20:19-20; Revelation 1:12-18

Jesus cleanses the temple

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Clearly Jesus is unhappy about what he sees going on in the temple – it seems as though there were barriers being put in the way of people trying to worship God. What barriers are we aware of in our lives, what barriers may we be putting in the way of others, to prevent His […]

The parable of the ten minas

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A difficult and challenging story – of the kingdom of God; of a man wanting to be king; of servants, some of whom do what their master wants and at least one doesn’t, of reward; of judgment. Behind it is the idea of God’s kingdom coming to earth and His people being involved in making […]

Two blind men receive their sight

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An amazing demonstration of the power of Jesus as he restores sight to two blind men. He heard them, he stopped his journey (was prepared to be interrupted), he had compassion on them, he healed them. What does this tell you about Jesus? Have you experienced his healing touch in your life? Reading: Matthew 20:29-34 […]

The good shepherd

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God wasn’t going to permit wicked rulers to continue. He would punish them and send good and kind rulers in their place. And we see this in the person of Jesus who came as the “good shepherd” to care, to bring life, to bring salvation? Where are we putting our confidence? In the people around […]

Honouring parents

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God’s people were commanded to honour their parents. How much has this idea been lost in today’s society? Is it still important? But above that, Jesus calls people to get rid of anything that would prevent them following Him, and for Him to be first in our lives. Are there things that are stopping you […]

The servant of God

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The servant was sent to do amazing things that would bless many people – but before he could go he needed to be anointed by God; so he could go in God’s strength. It was true for the servant in Isaiah, it was true for Jesus, it was true for the first disciples, it is […]

Engaging with the other

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God’s people were commanded to act justly and generously towards those who couldn’t defend themselves, who could have easily been exploited. Jesus spent time with people that “good society” wanted to ignore. How do you respond to people on the edge of society, people who are “different”? Are you happy with your answer or do […]

Civic responsibility

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Paul calls on followers to Jesus to be subject to those in power, to contribute to their work, to honour and respect them. Sometimes – when we see how they behave and what they do – that can be difficult to accept and live up to. So how will you respond to Paul’s challenge to […]