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  • Desparate Measures

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jun 11, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,876 views

    We all experience desparate situations. We need to exercise daring faith and experience a divine response

    Mark 5: 21-43 Desperate measures e I think it’s true to say that most parents would do anything for their children. We see it week by week on the television news. Perhaps it’s the desperate desire to give their children the best educational opportunities. Or perhaps the great acts of ...read more

  • Core Values - Compassion

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Apr 19, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 17,956 views

    Compassion is a core value in our church - why?

    Compassion Luke 10:25 - 37 The Good Samaritan Isaiah 58: 6-12 Introduction Strategic development plans and the Church of England are not words that naturally go together in our minds. But, as most of you will know, within this benefice we are prepared to be a little bit unorthodox! We ...read more

  • The Result Of Receptiveness

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jan 16, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 12,009 views

    The results of receptiveness to the word of God can have a significant impact on our world

    1 Samuel 3: 1-10 According to the Times newspaper (December 24, 2005), new research says that hearing voices is a relatively common experience, albeit one that many people prefer to keep to themselves. Estimates suggest that more than half the “normal” population have auditory hallucinations at ...read more

  • The Importance Of Holiness

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Nov 11, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,305 views

    We are part of God’s family, we have the resources to grow in the family likeness of holiness

    The importance of holiness It is always wonderful when a baby is born. It’s great when the proud parents bring their baby out on its first adventure into this wide world. And you know without a shadow of doubt that one of the first comments that will be made about the child is ’oh she’s the ...read more

  • Pick And Mix Faith

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Oct 11, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,282 views

    The problems of a ’pick and mix’ approach to a relationship with God

    Exodus 32: 1-14 Pick and Mix Christianity One of the great mantras of current politics is the word ‘choice’. It seems that we must have choice in everything whether it’s the schools our children go to, or the hospitals we are treated in. Disappointingly, this idea of choice is strictly ...read more

  • Stock Taking

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jul 7, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 8,532 views

    Jesus’ request for us to do stock taking - the reason, the reaction, the resources, the result

    Matthew 15:29-39 Stocktaking If you have been in business of any kind, I am sure you will have had to be involved in stock taking. I am told that even with modern bar-coding sometimes a manual stock take is required. You sometimes need to know just what you have got. I can venture a fairly ...read more

  • The Preacher And The Prostitute Series

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jun 15, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,318 views

    God’s shocking visual aid

    The preacher and the prostitute (Part 1 of a series of 3) Hosea 1:1-11 We live in a world where images are important. As every school teacher will tell you, if you can combine a visual aid with your own words, you will get your message across to the children much better. It is just the ...read more

  • The Hard Way Home Series

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jun 15, 2005
    based on 35 ratings
     | 5,261 views

    The hard way home to God

    The hard way home Part 3 of a series of 3 Hosea 14:1-9 The story is told of a man who was travelling in the wilder parts of Ireland. Eventually decided to return home to Dublin, but on the way, seemed to get lost. In due course he came across a likely looking local, and asked for ...read more

  • God Must Be Crazy Series

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jun 15, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,822 views

    The unbroken love of God despite all that we do to break his heart

    God must be crazy! Part 2 of a series of 3) Hosea 11:1-9 I am sure that that you all have something in your life with which you have a love-hate relationship. I am told that Ainsley Harriott has a love hate relationship with his oven. For many of us it is computers. (PAUSE) We are ...read more

  • Walking With The Black Dog

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Apr 29, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,256 views

    Walking with the black dog of depression affects us all but can bring us close to God and is not the end

    ‘Walking with the Black Dog’ Introduction ’Black dog’ was the term Winston Churchill coined for depression - his own depression. For his depression was like a Black Dog that cast an ever present shadow over his life. That anxiety, that depression, that ever present shadow, like Winston ...read more

  • The Serving Prophet

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Apr 4, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,419 views

    The word of the prophet, into the world of the prophet, depends on the walk of the prophet with God

    The Serving Prophet Introduction One of the great things about being a parent or a grandparent is being able to read children’s stories. And as you will know, the best children’s stories work on several levels. They have an immediate appeal of course to the children, but on another level, ...read more

  • The Return Of The King

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jan 5, 2005
    based on 49 ratings
     | 5,065 views

    Are you prepared for the return of the King?

    Matthew 25 The Return of the King Matthew 25: 31-46 As some of you may know, I am a great fan of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. I have always enjoyed the books, but the release of the three films over the last few years really brought the books to life for me in a tremendous way. ...read more

  • A Question Of Balance

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jan 5, 2005
    based on 47 ratings
     | 8,803 views

    How to move on when your life is out of balance

    A Question of Balance Some of you may be sufficiently old enough to remember the Moody Blues album ‘A Question of Balance’. In it, the songs speak of the desire to find a balance in life, in society, in the world. And although that album was produced over thirty years ago, nevertheless I’m sure ...read more

  • Keeping Up Appearances

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jan 5, 2005
    based on 57 ratings
     | 5,009 views

    The danger of the Pharisee tendency today

    Matthew 23 Keeping Up Appearances Introduction We all know Hyacinth Bucket from the television sitcom ‘Keeping up Appearances’. Now although it may not be politically correct to make judgements about people, we all know that we all do it. And we can all make a judgement about the ...read more

  • Christianity 'lite'

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jan 5, 2005
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,083 views

    The dangers of and antidote to lightweight Christianity

    Colossians 1:1-14 Christianity ’Lite’? As a building surveyor, one of the services that I offer is the preparation of building drawings. Being a thoroughly modern surveyor, I do this on my computer with a computer aided design software package. The industry standard for computer-aided ...read more