Contributors
  • Ruth Hind

    Contributing sermons since Dec 19, 2007
Ruth's church

St Peter's Hutton Cranswick et al
Hutton Driffield, *Province/Other yo25 9qa
1377270402

About Ruth
  • Education: BA Hons in History and Women’s studies 2i Mth
  • Experience: First time Vicar in post 2 years. Curacy of not quite 3 years.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Use what you can, and give me the benefit of the doubt
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Sermon preached by Bishop of Ebsfleet which encouraged me that God did want me to be a Vicar and not a full time mother (ironic given that he’s a flying Bishop)
  • One of my favorite illustrations: The Song What if God was one of us by Joan Osbourne. Well he was wasn’t he? The Song from a distance by Bette Midler. God isn’t watching us from distance he is intimately involved with us.
  • Family: Husband and two daughters aged 9 and 5.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They think I’m fab
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: He suspects that they are all secretly written with him in mind (they aren’t)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Never preach a two point sermon. If you’ve lost them bring the sermon to a close.
  • Books that have had an impact: Sophie’s World Mere Christianity by CS Lewis Simply Christian by Tom Wright Practical theology in Action by Ballard and Pritchard Jesus Christ for today’s world by Jurgen Moltmann
  • Hobbies: Singing, guiding, pub quizzes.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: We are not alone - God is with us and for us.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Ruth Elizabeth Hind, Dearly beloved Wife of A and dear mother to V & E
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Newest Sermons

  • O Lord It's Hard To Be Humble

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2008
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    A Sunday morning sermon examining humility

    -Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble when you are prefect in every way. I doubt any of us think that we are perfect it is not always easy for us to be humble. After all humility gets rather a bad press, When we speak for example humble origins, humble means poor or ordinary or it might bring ...read more

  • God And Sinners Reconciled

    Contributed on Dec 26, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,924 views

    A Christmas sermon asking whether the audience will take up God’s offer of reconciliation

    There was once a woman who hated Christmas.Many years ago she’d fallen out with her daughter who had left slamming the door behind her and saying she wanted nothing more to do with her mother. The woman had never seen her since. Every Christmas the woman nursed a secret hope that this would be ...read more

  • The (Extra) Ordinary Birth Of Christ

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2007
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,399 views

    Sermon for Midnight Communion

    The birth of a baby is both ordinary and extra-ordinary. If you are a couple expecting a child, or a doting grandparent, auntie or uncle then the birth of that particular baby is incredibly special. Life as you know it will never be the same again. There will be a new addition to you family. But ...read more

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  • In Reality There Is Perhaps No One Of Our ...

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2008
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    "In reality there is perhaps no one of our natural Passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself...For even if I could conceive ...read more

  • But Such An Attitude Is Both Humble And Rare, ...

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2008
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    But such an attitude is both humble and rare, contrast it with the attitude displayed in a quote by the American writer Gore Vidal, “Every time a friends succeeds a little piece of me dies”. He felt so diminished, so jealous, if some-one other than himself did well that he couldn’t find it in ...read more

  • So Humility Is Seeing Our Own And Other Peoples ...

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2008
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    So humility is seeing our own and other peoples worth with a God’s eye view and treating them accordingly. But perhaps the best way to describe humility is to turn to an example, My example is George Carey former Abof C who when he was Vicar of a large Church in Durham which was left open all the ...read more

  • St John's Point Is Not That A Baby Was Born In ...

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2007
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    St John’s point is not that a baby was born in Bethlehem and laid in a manger but that God became a person and that person was Jesus Sometimes we can get really hung up on this. If God was person, who did every-one pray to during Jesus life time, who did all the God-stuff while Jesus was on earth? ...read more

  • He Came To Give Us Eternal Life, Which Contrary ...

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2007
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    He came to give us eternal life, which contrary to popular belief is more than pie in the sky when you die, it’s a transformation of the ordinary into the extra-ordinary. It’s a change in the quality of life, it’s like putting on 3D specs or ...read more