Sermons

The Gospel in Sound bites?

John 12:20-33 'Sir we wish to see Jesus' The image of Stephen Hawking in his wheel chair and the sound of his robotic voice was in many ways iconic. He reached a level of social consciousness that very few people have ever reached. He was a symbol of the...

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John 19:25b-27 'Woman, here is your son... Here is your mother.’ At Christmas I was given a book called ‘Born a Crime’. It is by the South African comedian, Trevor Noah, who is now the host of ‘The Daily Show’ - a late night talk and news satire show. He...

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Good Feelings

John 2:13-22 Cleansing of the Temple When the children were very small I can remember being asked if they were ‘Good’ - meaning did they sleep through the night and did they refrain from crying. I’m the first to admit, a baby that sleeps through the night...

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Black Panther and getting real

Mark 8:31-38 Deny Yourself, take up your cross and follow me The easy way out is rarely the right answer. This week I went to the cinema to watch the new Marvel Film - Black Panther. Before it was released it was a significant film for the now vast Marvel...

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Olympic Recovery

Matthew 6:1-6,16-21 Don't let your right hand know what your left hand is doing I love the Olympics, particularly the Winter Olympics. It’s the coming together of athletes from all over the world to compete. The mad collection of sports all going on at the...

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Blood Brothers

John 1:1-14 In the Beginning was the Word I have many fond memories of reading Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons books as a child. Dad had a 16 ft sailboat and we used to do a lot of sailing throughout the summer. I remember though being mildly...

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The Escape and Responsibility

Luke 2:22-40 The Presentation of Christ at the Temple This past week I’ve discovered another great Channel 4 production - The Escape. In it 5 engineers are dropped in the midst of a re-created disaster zone with an ex-special forces operative and are given...

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Regression

John 2:1-11 The Wedding at Cana I don’t know if this is familiar to you, whenever I spend time with my parents, I always regress. Not all the way back to being a teenager, but a fair bit of the way. Too often I’ll lie about, as if I expected somebody else...

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Instinct vs Analysis

John 1:43-51 Calling of Philip and Nathanael There were about 40 of us who all started working for Airbus at the same time. Initially I lived with some extended family, but it was only a temporary arrangement. I knew I would be off travelling in the first...

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