How to Talk

This morning we are coming to the end of our series in which we have been exploring one of our church values, that of “Loving Each Other”. This week we are thinking about “Talking to each other and not about each other” In many ways, this is linked with what David was talking about last […]


Kindness

As I’ve said, this morning we are exploring one of our church’s values – loving each other, and in particular we are thinking about how we value kindness. Now, one of our other values is celebrating, and I’ve heard it said that you should celebrate what you value. So, this morning, I thought we might […]


Healing and Pandemics

In the time that Jesus was on earth, and for many centuries, leprosy was a disastrous disease for those who contracted it, and their families. Even if you didn’t have leprosy, but just something that looked like it might be leprosy, you were in trouble. Social distancing, self isolating, shielding, are nothing compared to what […]


Forgiveness

This morning we’re going back to exploring one of our church values in some more depth. As a church we value loving God, loving each other, loving our neighbours, celebrating and exploring. Over the next month or so we’re going to be looking at some different aspects of what it means practically to love each […]


Everlasting Rest

“An inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.” I wonder how often you think about heaven, and about the glorious inheritance that is kept there for you, waiting for you to arrive and claim it. Over the last few months I’ve been slowly reading my way through a book called […]


Little Donkey

“Little donkey, little donkey, on a dusty road. Got to keep on plodding onwards, Bethlehem’s in sight.” No, you aren’t caught in a time warp, it isn’t Christmas, it is Easter time, but I would like us to think about donkeys this morning. A few months ago I was lent a book by Joan Ackerley, […]


Once Saved, Always Saved?

This morning we have the last of our “Tough questions” sermon series. In the past month or so we’ve considered such things as “What do we do with violence in the Bible?”, “Why do good things happen to bad people?”, and “Are demons real?” If you missed any of those, and for some reason find […]


Signs of the times

In the introduction of his letter to the Christians in Rome, Paul describes himself as someone who was sent by God to “call the Gentiles to faith and obedience”. It is this call that we’re exploring tonight. We don’t know if the official that Jesus spoke to was, himself, a Gentile, but we do know […]


Peace Dancing

I wonder how you like to eat your meals. Are you the kind of person who likes to eat each thing on it’s own, in turn, or do you load a bit of everything on your fork for each mouthful? Do you eat your favourite thing first or leave it to last? Put a roast […]


Violence?

This morning we are beginning a series of sermons in which we are looking at some of the tough questions that we have as we seek to live as faithful followers of Jesus. It seems to me that the reason that we find these questions difficult is that they bring up conflicts and tensions between […]