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Gospel centred sermons, based on the lectionary often in advance.

Lion to Lamb Revelation 5 Easter 3 c 22

Apr 30, 2022

I've not had time to record anything for the last few weeks but here is the text for my message for tomorrow: 

The Last become First (Lion to Lamb)

[Title slide] In CS Lewis’ Voyage of the Dawn Treader there is a scene right at the end when a lamb is transformed to the great lion, Aslan who represents Christ in the...

Mar 25, 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 Father comes out to...

Mar 25, 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 turn around. Jesus...

Epiphan + 6C 22 rewrite of 2019

Feb 18, 2022

This is a significant rewrite if a sermon from 2019 to fit a different context. 
 Hear the original HERE 

Watch this rewrite HERE

I am a glass half empty person. I tend to expect the worst in almost everything. When I was a teenager about 14-15 constantly facing bullying this tuned into paranoia. If a school mate said...

Proper 26 A Give me oil in my lamp (2014) Matt 25

Oct 31, 2020

Focus reading: Matthew 25:1-13 Direct Audio Download

The parable of the ten wise and foolish bridesmaids is one of those passages of the Bible which is sometimes a bit difficult to get a hold of or understand.

Oil is the key to understanding what this parable is all about. In this sermon I’m going to argue that the...