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  • Paul Stokes

    Contributing sermons since Dec 20, 2005
Paul's church

Plymstock United Church
Plymstock, *Province/Other PL9 7PB
01752 401294

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Newest Sermons

  • Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again

    Contributed on Dec 20, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,124 views

    Carol Service sermon (centred on the lyrics of a Graham kendrick song) asking how much difference Christmas makes in reality.

    Most of us will break the law this Christmas ! The list of activities that are illegal to do on Christmas Day is fascinating & ridiculous. These laws have never been repealed and are still officially on the Statute Books: It is illegal to ride or drive to church, and illegal not to attend. ...read more

  • Faith Or Fear

    Contributed on Dec 20, 2005
     | 835 views

    Carol Service sermon looking at responses to Jesus - Herod’s fear and the Magi’s faith.

    According to the Daily Mail, being here is good for you! In a section entitled "Making the most of your life" the Mail gave 12 reasons as to why this special time can be good for you and why you should rejoice on Christmas Day, one of which was ’Carol Singing’ It stirs the soul and takes us ...read more

  • Fact Or Fantasy?

    Contributed on Dec 20, 2005
     | 728 views

    Carol Service sermon asking whether we regard the Christmas story as merely a story, or are there facts which should make us sit up and respond?

    Christmas is a wasteful time ! Not a waste of time, but a wasteful time. In 1998 the UK threw away 2.5 billion cards, worth £350 million in the shops. If you stuck these cards end to end they would have stretched 236,000 miles - that’s nine times round the globe! We used a massive 85,000 ...read more

  • A Message We Don't Like

    Contributed on Dec 20, 2005
    based on 1 rating
     | 631 views

    Carol Service sermon focussing on the ’offensiveness’ of God’s Christmas present to us - the idea that we need ’saving’ from sin!

    Someone sent me three facts that prove Jesus was a Mexican! His first name was Jesus; he was bilingual, and he was always being harassed by the authorities. Then again, you can prove he was black - he called everybody "brother", he liked Gospel and he couldn’t get a fair trial. Or maybe he was ...read more

  • Seeking

    Contributed on Dec 20, 2005
    based on 3 ratings
     | 814 views

    Carol Service sermon focussing on the search by the Magi and encouraging people to join in that search.

    Some of the questions people ask about pregnancy - and answers ! Should I have a baby after 35? (No, 35 children is enough.) How will I know if my vomiting is morning sickness or the flu? (If it’s the flu, you’ll get better.) What is the most reliable method to determine a baby’s sex? ...read more

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Newest Sermon Illustrations

  • It's Official. Rospa - The Royal Society For The ...

    Contributed on Dec 20, 2005
    based on 1 rating
     | 559 views

    It’s official. RoSPA - The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents - has issued regular warnings about a whole range of hazards just waiting to happen... all of them arising from what you thought were innocent, Christmas-related activities or accessories. On Christmas Day in 2003 more than ...read more