• Ray Munro-Crump

    Contributing sermons since Nov 25, 2002
Ray's church

Brentwood Methodist Church
Brentwood, *Province/Other CM145RH

About Ray
  • Education: University of life! I left school at 15 with little in the way of qualifications but have learnt much through doors opening and closing in my life. (I wonder who arranged that!!!)
  • Experience: Very wide and varied. I have done may jobs from teaching the disabled to drive, to sales, to a bailiff, to a pastor and about 50 others in between!
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I say what I think needs to be said. It may not apply to you, so do not get upset. If it does apply to you, I hope you find it makes you think a little bit.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Too many to count but what really made me think was acting in a play about Peter on the Beach being forgiven by Christ after denying him.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: Papa Panov. The man who waited to be visited by Jesus and found Jesus in everyone who visited him.
  • Family: I am married with three children. One boy, 19 (in 2002) two girls, 16 and 14. Chris, my son, is at University studying Computer Science. Kim and Katy, the girls are studying at secondary school. Jan. my wife of 26 years, is a warden in sheltered housing for the elderly.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: My father never saw me preach. I hope he likes what he sees. My mother professes not to be a Christian but she always argues about what I say.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says that they are "usually" very good, but she does have a kind heart!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Let God do the talking!
  • Books that have had an impact: Lord of the Rings. Not actually a spiritual book but has the fight between good and evil, the subtle draw of evil hidden in good works, failure, salvation, redemption and so much more.
  • Hobbies: Computers, Science Fiction (written and TV) Reading almost anything else, the family.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Preaching is not about shouting from the pulpit but living your life, every day, as a Christian, as best as you can, so the rest of the world can SEE what you preach is part of who and wht you are.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: The organist getting three out of five tunes wrong and the congregation singing the wrong words to the other two!!
  • What I want on my tombstone: Whatever those paying for it thinks is right
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  • Letter Of Straw

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    A Letter of Straw to resist the storms of life.

    I think I quite like James. I think I like him because he writes like an ordinary human being. He says things much the way you or I would. I find simplicity in his writing. Not that his comments are really simple. Far from it but the easy understanding of what he says seems to compel me to think more

  • You Are Special

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2003
    based on 74 ratings

    Because God loved you first, You are special

    I am quite intrigued as to why, when Jesus spoke in parables so everyone could understand them, he then felt the need to explain them to his disciples later. I wonder if it was to give his disciples a chance to challenge and question what he had said earlier. A chance to see the reasoning and the more

  • Jeremiah's Lament

    Contributed on Jan 31, 2003
    based on 27 ratings

    You don’t just find preachers in the pulpit, your words may be just as important!

    Jeremiah 20:7-13 O LORD, you deceived me, and I was deceived; you overpowered me and prevailed. I am ridiculed all day long; everyone mocks me. Whenever I speak, I cry out proclaiming violence and destruction. So the word of the LORD has brought me insult and reproach all day long. But more

  • Spiritual Gifts

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2002
    based on 74 ratings

    What are your gifts?

    I’d like to share with you how this sermon came about. A few of us had been talking about the Gifts of The Spirit. What they were and how were they to be used and we thought that this might be the basis for a sermon. When it comes to writing sermons, some of us need all the ideas we can get! So I more

  • David And Bathsheba

    Contributed on Nov 28, 2002
    based on 26 ratings

    God working in today’s world

    2 Samuel 11:1-15 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the more

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