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Jesus carries us accross the line
13 August 2022
Heb 11:29-12:2 Sermon Jesus Carries us across the line The Story of Derek Redman See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V93-mOwkw3I Derek Redman was a contender to win a medal in the 400m sprint at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. He had easily made the semi-finals winning both his heats, but in ...
The Experience of God - Trinity Sunday c 2022
20 July 2022
Key Bible passages: Proverbs 8:1–4, 22-31, Romans 5:1–5, John 16:12–15 The experience of God (Trinity) Today is Trinity Sunday. From our tradition and in our history the church has usually named God as Trinity. God is One but at the same time God is Three - Father, Son & Holy Spirit. Today, I’...
Jacob Wrestling with God - A narrative sermon
20 July 2022
A narrative sermon based on Genesis 32: 25-32 and Matthew 26: 36-46 My name is Jacob. I’m a twin. They say that even when I was in my mother’s womb I struggled with my brother. I came out holding onto his heal so they gave me the name grasper or grabber. The name sort of fits because for the first p...
Rebuilding Community Pentecost Day 2022
01 June 2022
Focus Readings: Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-21; John 14:8-17 In Douglas Adam's Science Fiction series, the Hitch Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy there is a fish called the Babel fish which can be inserted into the ear and which translates whatever is being said in any language instantly to your own. He wr...
But wait there's More (the amazing gospel deal!) Easter 7 C
25 May 2022
Focus reading John 17:20-26 Some of you may remember Tim Shaw from Demtel. If you don’t you may be familiar with the Shopping network. A presenter tells you about an amazing product you must have. Then she or he will say “but wait there’s more” and will offer another amazing product, then they might...
Join the Parade - Palm Sunday 2022 (Lent 6 C)
07 April 2022
Focus reading: Luke 19:28-40 On Palm Sunday Jesus enters Jerusalem as the King. In Luke’s Gospel the crowd are there but it is all his followers who hail him as king. Jesus doesn’t stop them, even saying that the rocks would praise him if his followers were silent. He knew he was a king, but a ki...
Wasteful Extravagant love Lent 5 c 22
03 April 2022
Focus reading John 12:1-8 Apologies this is a 20 minute message and not 10. I’ve grown up in a church and learnt my theology in a way which has always stressed God’s love to us rather than my love to God. And I’ve grown up in a culture, where men especially are uncomfortable about publically showing...
The lost Sons Lent 4 c 2019 recast
25 March 2022
This is a repeat from 2019 Focus passage: Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32 Whoever you are, whether we are the shameful sinner, the lost son, in the far away country caught in the drought, or the self righteous, judgmental sinner (older brother) refusing to come into the house, the message is the same. The Fat...
Justice and Kindness Lent 3 c 2022
25 March 2022
Focus readings : Isaiah 55:1-9, Luke 13:1-9 Message summary The picture of God in today's Gospel reading (Luke 13:6-9) could be a picture of a severe judge ready to cut down any tree that does not bear fruit and burn it in the fire. The parable is a call to repentance. To repent, literally means to...