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

Jun 1, 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 writes "by...


May 25, 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 say “Not...


Apr 7, 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 king of peace and...


Mar 10, 2022

A sermon about living a heavenly reality drrawing on Luke 13:31-35 and especially Philippians 3:17-4:1

In Paul's church and Greek culture Paul was fighting an incredible battle. The churches that he planted were going off the rails. They were rejecting at least part of the message which Paul had told them and that meant...


Feb 26, 2022

Today's reading from 2 Cor is telling us about how we should read the Bible and about how we should hear the stories about Jesus. Paul is telling us that we should read the Bible not primarily as a moral code, or a rule book, but as a living book, inspired by the Spirit. A book which through the Spirit is alive. A book...