Sermons

Community Focussed: Fellowshipping Community

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1John1:1-7 Often we look at the early church through rose coloured glasses. This often happens as we look back and think things were better when we were younger (forgetting we…

A worshipping community- Psalm 122

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The psalm we have read this morning is linked to a series of pilgrim psalms beginning at 120 and ending at 134. I used Psalm 122 not because I am…

Reflection on Luke 2:22

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‘O come O come Emmanuel…’ My favourite carol which expresses the solemnity and enormity of the Incarnation; it expresses the passing of time and the waiting; it looks to the…

A difficult birth: Luke 2:1-12 

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Well I don’t claim to be an expert on childbirth. I have some limited observational experience and it seems to me to involve a lot of effort and take a…

Sermon 15th Dec 19

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Russell – 15th December 2019

Luke 1: 67-56 – Zechariah sings

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So here we have the second carol of the New Testament. Hasn’t been among the popular ones sung at Christmas down through the years, although I do vaguely recall singing…

Luke 1: 46-55  My soul magnifies the Lord

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So here we are at the first Sunday in Advent and we’re looking at our first Christmas carol. It’s not conventional, because there are no shepherds or wise men, no…

Romans 12:1-13 Christ Centred: beyond individualism

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We return to our theme this week: Christ Centred. We only have this week and next week left before we begin our Advent services. Today will be in two parts,…

Remembrance Sunday 2019

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Read Isaiah 2:1-5 These verses from Isaiah paint an amazing picture of what the future will be. For the people of Israel this was to be a long way off…

Christ Centred: Discipleship Luke 6:46-49

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A familiar parable that has loaned itself to an old chorus, been told many times in school assemblies and Sunday School groups, and been re-enacted in various ways. Familiarity breeds…

Christ centred: the uniqueness of Jesus: Colossians 1:15-23

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When I  began this series I took issue with the strap line on our noticeboard. To claim to be God centred is fine for religious people, but we are more…

Luke 16:19-31 

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In Matthew’s gospel Jesus says:  ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is…

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