Bible Books






Theme = ‘prayer’

Sep 2021

Luke 12.13-21 ‘Bigger barns’

Jesus said, don’t be like the seagulls in Finding Nemo. Well, he would have done.

Apr 2021
2021: Daniel - Faithful in Exile

Daniel 6.1-28 ‘Committed or complacent?’

Daniel was committed to prayer – it’s all too easy for us to become complacent. But he fit his day around prayer, not the other way round.

Jun 2019
2019: The Life You've Always Wanted

Luke 11.1-13 ‘Interrupting Heaven’

Prayer is knitting our heart to God’s heart.

Nov 2018

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.

Dec 2017

Luke 2.1-7 ‘The Gift’

The gift of God’s own Son takes a lifetime to unwrap, but it’s never too early to start.

Jun 2017

Psalm 6 ‘Wet prayer’

Feeling like God is angry with us, our own weakness, being afraid, and feeling like God is taking too long - all these can stop us coming to God in prayer. But they did not stop David.

Mar 2017

Romans 8.5-9 ‘Peace’

Paul tells us, straight and simple, where and how to find peace: set your mind on the Spirit.

Nov 2016

Matthew 13.1-23 ‘The parable of the soils’

I don’t really know why Jesus called this ‘the parable of the sower’, because it isn’t really about the sower, it’s about the soil, and why the gospel does not impact everyone in the same way: the sower is the same, the seed is the same; it’s the soil that produces different results.

Jul 2016
Vision Sundays

Deuteronomy 31.7-8 ‘On the cusp’

I promise you, I’m not going to go charging off on my own. My number one priority is to pray - on my own, and with you. Instead of hitting the ground running - taking over all the various different things that could be done - I’m going to hit the ground kneeling.

Feb 2006

Mark 1.35-45 ‘Fame vs faithfulness’

The more times I read about Jesus in the Gospels, the more I’m struck by his awesome humility and faithfulness.