Theme = ‘peace’
Sunday, 13 November 2022
Isaiah 52.7-10 ‘Is there hope for peace?’
The mess of this world, the mess in our lives – it is not the end. There is hope, there is hope in Jesus who brings peace, who brings wholeness and completeness even to the messiest mess.
Sunday, 02 October 2022
1 Thessalonians 2.13-20 ‘Suffering for the gospel’
Troubles and trials will come. We will face opposition and difficulty. But the victory Jesus won for us can never be taken away.
Sunday, 15 May 2022
John 20.19-31 ‘Raising doubts’
God sometimes answers our questions and doubts. But all of the time he responds ‘trust me, put your faith in Jesus so you might have life.’
Sunday, 12 December 2021
Micah 5.1-15 ‘God’s (perfect) future’
Micah’s vision of the future is inspiring – I long for the day when we can know the fullness of Jesus’ peace that we know now, but only in part.
Sunday, 22 December 2019
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.
Sunday, 23 December 2018
Micah 5.2-5 ‘How to live securely’
We may not know what the future holds - but we know who holds the future.
Sunday, 11 November 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.
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Psalm 4 ‘Evening prayer’
In the middle of trouble, David can sleep peacefully, knowing and trusting that God will keep him safe. It doesn’t mean nothing will go wrong, but that, deep down, he is secure in God.
Sunday, 05 March 2017
Romans 8.5-9 ‘Peace’
Paul tells us, straight and simple, where and how to find peace: set your mind on the Spirit.
Sunday, 25 September 2016
Philippians 4.10-23 ‘The secret: revealed’
It is my prayer that in all we do here our focus would be on Jesus. Yes we need to fill more chairs. Yes we need more money. Yes we need to reach out more effectively - but in all that, let our focus first and foremost be fully on Jesus.