Sermons

Theme = ‘love’


Nov 2019
23

John 15.9-10, 14-17 ‘I have called you friends’

By some crazy truth – which Jesus calls ‘love’ – the creator of the universe has chosen to be ‘friends’ with some of his creatures.

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.

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.

Apr 2018
22

James 1.19-27 ‘Your religion: doing or just listening?’

James puts it like this: do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

Apr 2018
8

James 1.1 ‘Wholehearted devotion’

Let us listen to James, do what he says, and learn to be devoted to Jesus with all our hearts

Aug 2017
27

Ephesians 5.1, 29-30 ‘Love: yourself’

We need to love ourselves in the right way.  We need Goldilocks love – not too much love, not too little love, but just the right amount of love.
Series 2017: Love
Bible Book Ephesians
Themes love self-care

Aug 2017
20

Luke 10.25-37 ‘Love: your neighbour’

Martin Luther King said the question is not, ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ but, ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’
Series 2017: Love
Bible Book Luke
Themes fear love mission

Aug 2017
13

Romans 12.9-13 ‘Love: one another’

Paul’s describes deep, sacrificial love – but how often churches are full of niceness rather than love, acquaintances rather than brothers and sisters, pretending rather than sharing.