Sermons

1st October 2017 – Harvest

Deuteronomy 8.6 – 11: Luke 12.13 – 21 Although I was brought up in a household that was not extravagant with money, as a twenty-something with a salary flowing into my bank account, I had to have a flash car, an account with Austin Reed and later my bite of the electronic Apple become an […]

3 September 2017 – Moses and the burning bush [Exodus 3.1 – 15]

I had a ‘burning bush’ experience some years ago. I was at a day retreat in East Berkshire and I went for a walk in the countryside. The path took me alongside paddocks for racehorses and rare breeds of sheep. Each field was manicured with neatly clipped hedges until I rounded a bend, and to […]

6 August 2017 Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord

Exodus 34:29 – 35 2 Corinthians 3.7 – 18 If you had attended a morning service today and heard Luke’s Gospel account of the transfiguration of Our Lord, you will know that when Jesus led the disciples up a mountain they dozed of presumably because of the exertion. When they wake they see the glorified […]

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Psalm 104: 23-35, 1 Corinthians 12.3b – 13, John 7.37 – 39 The Holy Spirit makes it possible for disciples of Christ to be who Jesus wants us to be, which is a light to the world. The Holy Spirit empowers us as individuals, and the Church as a body of disciples, to be this […]

Sunday, 3 April 2017

Psalm 30: Lamentations 3.19-33: Matthew 20.17-19, 29-34 The default language to describe God is often expressed in terms of God’s majesty, or God’s transcendence, or the all-powerful heavenly Father dwelling in ethereal realms. It seems God lives in a far-off place. God never seems close. The relational God, the God who made us in God’s […]

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Deuteronomy 6.4-9, 16-25, Luke 15:1-10 I am not giving up chocolate for Lent.  Good quality chocolate is an essential part of my diet so I shall continue to consume ‘Divine’ chocolate bars.  Chocolate, crisps and alcohol, are the favourite choices to give up at Lent, but we need to think beyond these easy choices.  Lent […]