Sermons

  • ‘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 »
  • ‘In the Image of God’ – 22nd October, 19th Sunday after Trinity

    ‘In the Image of God’ – 22nd October, 19th Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Matthew 22:15-22. Image.  For some people, many people, image is everything – wearing the right clothes, carrying the right accessories, owning the right car or house or possessions, being seen in the right places, appearing successful, having the perfect family or job.  All social groups can get drawn into the image trap – […]Read More »
  • ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ – 15th October, 18th Sunday after Trinity

    ‘Don’t worry, be happy’ – 15th October, 18th Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Philippians 4:1-9, Matthew 22:1-14. Note this sermon was preached at both the 10:30am and 6:30pm, but was written originally for the evening service where Isaiah 25:1-9 was one of the set readings. When I’m asked to preach, I take a look at the readings that will be used, read them, pray around them […]Read More »
  • ‘Jesus is our example’ – 1st October, 16th Sunday after Trinity

    ‘Jesus is our example’ – 1st October, 16th Sunday after Trinity

    Based around Philippians 2:1-13, Matthew 21:23-32. I’m sure that most if not all of you have at some time heard the phrase, “Is the Pope Catholic?” As far as I’m aware it is in no way intended to be disrespectful to the Pope or to Catholicism & Catholics, it’s usually used to imply that someone […]Read More »

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