Sermons by Graham Criddle

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Focusing on Jesus

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For a brief moment, three followers of Jesus see something of his real glory, hear God speaking about how much He loves His Son, are challenged to listen to Jesus and to focus on Him alone. What is our understanding of Jesus, are we prepared to focus on Him and not be distracted / influenced […]

Focus on communion

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Jesus, looking ahead to his death, says that it had been predicted that he would need to die. What does it mean to you that God’s love for you, God’s plan for the world, meant that he was willing to send His own Son to suffer and die for us all? Reading: Mark 14:17-26 Questions […]

Holiness, cleansing and call

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Isaiah sees a powerful and frightening vision of God and realises how sinful and unclean he is in God’s sight. But, wonderfully, God makes forgiveness and cleansing possible – and then Isaiah is ready to serve God. Do we need to remember how great God is and how wonderful it is that he is willing […]

Relating to God the Father

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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) […]

How should we respond to the Incarnation?

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As we draw our Advent series on the Incarnation to a close we will be asking “how should we respond”? We’ve thought about the amazing thing that God did in sending His Son, what it meant for His Son to come and why it was necessary. And with all of that in mind, how are […]