Sermons 2016

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August 2016

Rev Robert Breckles

Rev Robert Breckles

Robert Breckles (8:30am service) 28th August 2016

Today's readings: John 20:24-29; Matthew 28:16-20

Sermon theme:

Humility. Read Luke 14:7-14. Robert considers the parable of the guests at the wedding banquet.

July 2016

Reverend Canon Tim Pullen

Revd Tim Pullen

Tim Pullen (8:30am service) 31st July 2016

Today's readings: Matthew 9:35-10:16; Matthew 18:1-20

Sermon theme:

St Matthew's Gospel. Tim continues his Gospel theme in this sermon on the origins of Matthew's Gospel.

Reverend Canon Tim Pullen

Revd Tim Pullen

Tim Pullen (8:30am service) 24th July 2016

Today's readings: Matthew 1:1; Mark 1:1; Luke 1:1-4; John 20:30-31

Sermon theme:

The Gospels. Read through our short gospel extracts. Tim gives us some history of the Gospels in this interesting address.

June 2016

Reverend Canon Tim Pullen

Revd Tim Pullen

Tim Pullen (8:30am service) 26th June 2016

Today's readings: Galatians 5: 1,13-25; Luke 9: 51-end

Sermon theme:

Exit. As we in the UK consider our journey into the future outside the European Union, Tim asks what kind of people are we going to be? How are we as Christians going to play our part in the future of our country? Read our passage from Galatians.

May 2016

Reverend Canon Tim Pullen

Revd Tim Pullen

Tim Pullen (8:30am service) 22nd May 2016

Today's readings: Proverbs 8:1-4,22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15

Sermon theme:

Hope. Are we a positive people? Read our passage from Romans. Put your faith and trust in Christ to receive the Holy Spirit.

Reverend Canon Tim Pullen

Revd Tim Pullen

Tim Pullen (8:30am service) 8th May 2016

Today's readings: Acts 16:16-34; John 17:20-end

Sermon theme:

Persecution. Read our passage from Acts. Tim considers Paul and Silas in prison and how this relates to Christians today around the world who are also persecuted for their faith.

Peter Welsh

Peter Welsh

Peter Welsh (7:30pm service) 5th May 2016

Sermon theme:

Ascension Day.

Rev Robert Breckles

Rev Robert Breckles

Robert Breckles (8:30am service) 1st May 2016

Today's readings: Acts 16:9-15; John 14:23-29

Sermon theme:

The Holy Spirit. Robert considers the forthcoming season of Ascensiontide and the gift of the Holy Spirit at Whitsun.

April 2016

Peter Welsh

Peter Welsh

Peter Welsh (8:30am service) 24th April 2016

Today's readings: Acts 11:1-18; John 13:31-35

Sermon theme:

The New Commandment. Read through our passage from John. Peter considers Christ's commandment 'Love one another as I have loved you.'

Reverend Canon Tim Pullen

Revd Tim Pullen

Tim Pullen (6pm service) 17th April 2016

Today's readings: Isaiah 63:7-14; Luke 24:36-49

Sermon theme:

A shaky start. Tim reflects on how the early church has grown from incredulous disciples on the day of Christ's resurrection to today's church two billion strong.