Sermons

  • ‘Be Prepared and Be Thankful’ – 24th March, 3rd Sunday of Lent

    ‘Be Prepared and Be Thankful’ – 24th March, 3rd Sunday of Lent

    Based around 1 Corinthians 10.1-13 and Luke 13.1-9. Are your affairs in order? Have you made your will? Is your spiritual house in order? These are questions many people in every age have put to the back of their mind saying, “There’s plenty of time”; “I’m only young”; “Life is for living”; “I’ve got all […]Read More »
  • ‘Temptation’ – 10th March, 1st Sunday of Lent

    ‘Temptation’ – 10th March, 1st Sunday of Lent

    Based around Luke 4. 1-13. I have start by thanking Father Ron for the beginning of this sermon when last week he reminded us that the season of denial, as he put it, also known as Lent was almost upon us. Well as of Wednesday, it’s officially started. I say I have to thank him […]Read More »
  • ‘A tale of two Pharisees’ – 27th May, Trinity Sunday

    ‘A tale of two Pharisees’ – 27th May, Trinity Sunday

    Based around Romans 8: 12-17 and John 3: 1-7 Sometimes in our lives we might cross paths with someone on various occasions. At some time in the future we might look back and wonder what became of that person. In the Bible too some characters appear and disappear and we wonder what became of them. […]Read More »
  • ‘Jeremiah and the new covenant’ – 18th March, Passion Sunday

    ‘Jeremiah and the new covenant’ – 18th March, Passion Sunday

    Based around Jeremiah 31:31-34. There’s an amusing, short-short version of the Old Testament that goes as follows: God : Don’t do the things I’ve told you not to do. Man : Gotcha. God : Great – we’ll get on fine. Time passes… Man : God? God : Yes, my son? Man : You know the […]Read More »
  • ‘A tale of two women’ – 11th March, Mothering Sunday

    ‘A tale of two women’ – 11th March, Mothering Sunday

    Based around Colossians 3:12-17, John 19.25b-27. Thursday was International Women’s Day. Today is Mothering Sunday.  So let me talk about two women, Dorothy and Hilda. Dorothy* was born in the 1930s. She worked as a children’s nurse, then married and had several children of her own.  Much of the day to day work of keeping […]Read More »
  • ‘Cleansing the Temple’ – 4th March, 3rd Sunday of Lent

    ‘Cleansing the Temple’ – 4th March, 3rd Sunday of Lent

    Based around Exodus 20: 1-17, John 2.13-22 The content of tonight’s readings are pretty well known. The Ten Commandments, and the story of Jesus cleansing the temple.  Now – spot quiz – at first glance, what do they both have in common? I could do with a ‘Countdown Timer’ here…. Well, they both appear more […]Read More »
  • ‘The Ten Commandments’ – 4th March, 3rd Sunday of Lent

    ‘The Ten Commandments’ – 4th March, 3rd Sunday of Lent

    Based around Exodus 20: 1-17, John 2.13-22. I don’t think I have ever preached on the Ten Commandments before. I must admit my first thought was somewhat dismissive – “we all know the Ten Commandments so nothing much there of interest”. But then I looked into it a bit more and found there were more […]Read More »
  • ‘Remembrance Sunday’ – 12th November, 3rd Sunday before Advent

    ‘Remembrance Sunday’ – 12th November, 3rd Sunday before Advent

    Based around 1 Thessalonians 4:13-end, Matthew 25:1-13. Note this sermon was preached at both the 10:30am and 6:30pm I have had a blessed life. I have not personally known war; for me death is an exceptional, relatively rare part of my daily life.  Death has come to me, my family, and my friends in the […]Read More »
  • ‘What now?’ – 5th November, All Soul’s Memorial Service

    ‘What now?’ – 5th November, All Soul’s Memorial Service

    Based around 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 6: 37-40. We are here tonight because of our individual experience of loss, it’s the reason that has brought us together. We want to remember our loved ones who we have lost, in a special way. Of course we remember them in our own hearts in private or among […]Read More »
  • ‘Reading the Bible’ – 29th October, 21st Sunday after Trinity

    ‘Reading the Bible’ – 29th October, 21st Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, Matthew 22: 34-46. Today is Bible Sunday, the Sunday when we’re particularly encouraged to focus on the Scriptures and give thanks for God’s Word. I wonder if any of you have ever tried to read the Bible from cover to cover?  How far did you get?  (I […]Read More »

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