SermonsRussell Braund

3rd March 2019

When you pray

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When you pray Prayer is the universal cry of humankind. It is often a cry of desperation or anger or last resort. Down through the centuries and in every culture, prayer has been offered to gods, to demons, to nature, to the sun or moon. There is an inbuilt desire to communicate with that which…
11th February 2019

Discipleship – it’s a challenge  Luke 6:27-49

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In these verses Jesus says some very challenging things for  those who profess to be Christians. So how seriously do we take the words of Jesus here? Or how readily do we say we need to apply some common sense because Jesus couldn’t possibly have meant us to take these words literally. Are we really…
19th January 2019

Rejected at Nazareth

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Luke 4:14-30 Rejected at Nazareth So here we are at the beginning of the public ministry of Jesus. In all the gospels Jesus emerges from the wilderness and straight into mission - and some sort of confrontation soon follows. We will be thinking about the temptations Jesus faced nearer to Easter. We tend to focus…
14th January 2019

John the Baptist

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John the Baptist Luke 3:1 -20 Well, what a freaky character! Can you imagine saying to your friends, ‘We’ve got this really good speaker talking about God,’ and John turns up in his animal skins and calls them a brood of vipers! In fact when he says it, it sounds as though he is talking…