Sermons

Witnessing the Unexpected

Luke 24:36b-48 Jesus appears to the disciples Why don’t the children come forward as I'm going to need some help. Now, having been on holidays, I have to admit I’ve been a bit out of touch with the world. So I’ve been trying to catch up reading news...

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Buzz Word Bingo

John 20:1-18 Christ's Resurrection When visiting suppliers in Industry back before I had the collar on, I remember playing buzz word bingo with my colleagues. Looking out to catch the supplier using the buzz words and phrases that were so often used to get...

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Relationship with a Risen Christ

Mark 16:1-8 Christ's Resurrection In all walks of life, having a personal relationship with somebody can make all the difference. I can remember having meetings by video conference with colleagues in France, Germany and Spain. These kind of meetings would...

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Jesus was no PR man!

John 13.1-17,31b-35 Jesus Washing Feet When I worked for an aircraft manufacturer they began a campaign, as many companies do, to ensure they have a good image.  They invested in charities anyhow, and paid staff to volunteer with local schools and doubled...

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The Cross – A Good Friday Reflection

John 18 & 19 The Passion XII Jesus dies on the cross by Malcolm Guite The dark nails pierce him and the sky turns black We watch him as he labours to draw breath He takes our breath away to give it back, Return it to it’s birth through his slow death. We...

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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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