Sermons

Theme = ‘forgiveness’


Dec 2019
22

Luke 2.8-20 ‘Peace on earth?’

In Jesus God comes to us, so he can be with us, and we with him – this is peace.

Jun 2019
23

Psalm 51.1-18 ‘Life Beyond Regret’

God wants us daily to come to him in repentance, to receive his forgiveness. This is the gospel, this is his plan for your life.

Apr 2019
14

Mark 14.66-72 ‘Jesus is... disowned and abandoned’

How do we get from Peter the denier, full of shame and regret – to Peter the apostle, leader of the early church?

Feb 2019
10

Mark 12.18-34 ‘Jesus is... the greatest teacher’

When Jesus commands us to love, he does not give us licence to ignore great swathes of Scripture, but gives us the best way of understanding what it means.

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’.

Jun 2018
24

James 4.11-12 & 5.19-20 ‘Your attitude: restoring or condemning?’

Christians need a biblical attitude: neither judgemental, nor ‘anything goes’, but encouraging and warning one another with humility and love.

Mar 2017
26

Acts 5.1-11 ‘Faithfulness’

‘Fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart.’ But sometimes the desire for human praise is stronger than the desire to be faithful to God.

Sep 2016
11

Philippians 3.1-16 ‘Striving towards heaven’

Let us strive, not only for heaven, but towards heaven. We don’t have to earn the prize; we don’t have to be paralysed by the past – let’s journey together, sharing our pain, struggles – and joy.

Mar 2016
6

Luke 15.11-32 ‘Welcome home’

Baptism is all about God saying, ‘Welcome, welcome home.’ It’s a symbol for the turning back to God that we all have to do, every day.