Sermons

Dec 2018
16

Matthew 2.1-12 ‘Jesus is for life, not just for Christmas’

My prayer is that we might all make space for Jesus this Christmas - and then in January, in February and beyond.
Bible Book Matthew
Themes Christmas life
Nov 2018
18

Luke 5.1-11 ‘Following Jesus Together’

These are our general principles: follow (Jesus), fish (for people), feed (the hungry) and focus.
Nov 2018
11

Revelation 21.1-7 ‘Peace: the final Armistice’

Let us commemorate the first Armistice Day, which brought a temporary peace - but let us also give thanks for Jesus, because his Armistice Day brings peace that lasts.
Bible Book Revelation
Themes peace prayer war
Nov 2018
4

John 15.12-15 ‘Jesus and Friendship’

Are you willing to look beyond ‘people like me’ and befriend your neighbour, whoever they may be?
Oct 2018
28

Mark 10.32-45 ‘Jesus is... the ransom for many’

Jesus died willingly. He was not forced to die by an angry or cruel God. He knew the cost, he knew the pain, and yet he still gave himself freely, for you and for me.
Oct 2018
14

Mark 10.1-12 ‘Jesus is... the (divorce) lawyer’

The church isn’t a palace for the perfect, it’s a hospital for sinners. And God forgives all those who truly repent - which is not the same as saying ‘anything goes’.
Sep 2018
9

Mark 8.27 - 9.1 ‘Jesus is... the crucified Messiah’

Jesus had to die - his life (and death) are the pattern for his followers; he doesn’t call us to an easy life, but to self-denial and self-sacrifice. He promises to be with us, and to help us live faithfully.
Aug 2018
26

Judges 13.1-25 ‘Samson’s mother’

We don’t know her name, but we do know she was sensible, listened to God, and lived faithfully - what a great example to us today!
Aug 2018
19

Acts 23.12-24 ‘Paul’s nephew’

May all of us be anonymous to history, but known to God as women and men who lived faithful lives.
Jul 2018
1

James 4.13 - 5.6 ‘Your wealth: generous or greedy?’

How we treat wealth is a barometer for our heart. Does our attitude to wealth reveal us to be generous, or greedy?