Contributing sermons since Jul 15, 2001
Contributed on Jan 14, 2003
A look at the words "give us this day our daily bread".
How do you pray “Give us this day our daily bread” in a land where you can walk or drive down to your local Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, or anywhere else and be faced with a choice of fifty different types and sizes of bread to buy? How do you pray “Give us this day our daily bread” when you can go ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2002
An advent sermon on repentance
A Strange Christmas Passage I wasn’t sure whether I should come here today, after all, how could I come and preach at a Church in a denomination that seems to have got their lectionary passage wrong. Here we are in the second Sunday of advent, only two more Sundays before Christmas day, and the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 20, 2002
Why should we love ourselves? Are we worth loving?
As yourself! How many of you remember the stories about Narnia? I have learnt about them again fairly recently as my son has become interested in the series. We are reading the Magicians Nephew together at the moment, and Thomas has recently been watching the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe on ...read more
Contributed on Sep 8, 2002
Looking at why we should forgive.
Lord’s Prayer 3 Forgive us our sins as we forgive others Which came first, the chicken or the egg? People have been debating that question for years and as far as I know, they have still failed to come up with an answer to it. Fortunately, as we look at the subject of forgiveness today, we ...read more
Contributed on Jul 28, 2002
Looking at some of the things we can create with our mouths.
Out of the mouth When is a parable not a parable? That question always comes to my mind when I read today’s passage from Matthew’s Gospel. We are told that Peter said to Jesus “Explain the parable to us”. But it does not matter how many times I read the passage, I cannot find a parable. Instead, ...read more
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Contributed on Aug 11, 2001
Think of a husband and wife in a car, the wife tells her husband to turn right at the next junction and by mistake, he turns left. When he realises what he has done, he says to his wife “I’m sorry love, I went the wrong way.” But if that is all he does, it isn’t enough. His saying sorry isn’t ...read more
Contributed on Jul 15, 2001
He tells how a fly was looking up at a praying mantis, “What are you doing” said the fly. “I’m praying,” said the mantis. “Don’t be stupid, insects don’t pray.” The fly told it. And at that, the Mantis swooped down and grabbed the fly ...read more