Sermon Series
  • 1. The Loving Church

    Contributed on Oct 28, 2009
    based on 18 ratings
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    What is church? If I asked you that question this morning how would you answer? In just one word – what would you say? Boring, irrelevant, out of date, hypocritical – or would you say that it is a place of joy, hope, love, companionship, caring?

    On Sunday 31 May – which was Pentecost Sunday, the BBC showed a service from Kingsgate Community Church in Peterborough. It’s quite a large, dynamic, vibrant church and they were holding a baptismal service. The following day, Chris Moyles, who is a Radio 1 DJ who presents the breakfast show ...read more

  • 2. Love Is Forgetful

    Contributed on Oct 28, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 15,316 views

    We often think of forgetfulness as a weakness, as a problem. And more often than not that is true. But there is a time when forgetfulness becomes an absolute necessity. Paul says that ‘Love – keeps no record of wrongs’ He says that love is forgetful.

    In the middle of that list of what love is, Paul says that ‘Love – keeps no record of wrongs’ (v5). In other words what he is saying is that, as well as being patient, and kind and a whole host of other things – love is also forgetful! –‘ Love - keeps no record of wrongs’ Love is ...read more

  • 3. Here Is Love

    Contributed on Oct 28, 2009
    based on 15 ratings
     | 5,498 views

    What does it mean to wash the feet of others? It means humbling yourself - you get down where the need is – and you do something about it. In our culture the need is not to wash feet as it was in Bible times. But there are many, many practical needs all a

    24 hours to live We’ve all heard the story about the man who received a phone call from his doctor. The doctor said, "I’ve got some bad news and some really bad news." The man said, "tell me the bad news." The doctor said, "The bad news is that I got your test results back and you have only ...read more

  • 4. Love Is Determined

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2009
    based on 12 ratings
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    Love does not give up no matter what is faces, no matter the obstacles in its path, no matter what those around you might be saying, love does not give up it is determined.

    I came across an article in the paper this week that had the heading ’Mother’s Love and Determination’. And the sub title ’Refusing to give up, Cynthia Teare helped her son to walk again’. It caught my attention because our theme today is ’Love is... determined’. And it’s the story of an 11 ...read more

  • 5. Love Is A Command

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2009
    based on 17 ratings
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    Jesus said, ’this is my command: Love one another.’ How does that work? It is easy to see how you can obey a command not to lie, or steal or commit murder – but how can you command somebody to love somebody. How is that possible?

    Verse 12: ‘My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you’. Verse 17: ‘This is my command: Love each other’. One of the funniest comedies ever to find it’s way onto our tv screens, arguably, has to be Fawlty Towers. It starred John Cleese as the Torquay hotel owner Basil Fawlty, and ...read more

  • 6. Loving The Unlovable

    Contributed on Nov 28, 2009
    based on 24 ratings
     | 20,041 views

    It’s easy to love those who love us, but what about those we find it difficult to love? What about those who don’t like us? How do we still love and respect them as God’s people?

    I want us to pay particular attention this morning to verse 6 and 7 – ‘You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own ...read more

  • 7. Is It Better To Have Loved And Lost?

    Contributed on Nov 28, 2009
    based on 17 ratings
     | 4,952 views

    ‘Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all’. But is the same statement true when it is applied to our relationship with God? Is the same statement true when it is applied to our relationship with our fellow believers?

    Two men were discussing the subject of love. The first one says, "I thought I was in love three times," "What do you mean ‘Thought you were in love?" asks the second guy. "Well, three years ago, I cared very deeply for a woman who wanted nothing to do with me," said the first. "Wasn’t that ...read more