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  • Has Money Become An Idol In Your Life? - Proper 23 - Year B

    Contributed by Ian Bullock on Sep 22, 2021
     | 415 views

    As we think about the young man who couldn't give up his wealth, we consider Jesus teaching on the subject and how money affects our relationship with God

  • Rediscovering The Awe And Wonder - Proper 22 - Year B

    Contributed by Ian Bullock on Sep 21, 2021
     | 486 views

    How do we rekindle our childlike faith of wonder and awe. Dare we be bold and love others and work to be the church that God wants.

    In the name of the father, son and Holy Spirit. Amen. The Gospel today is certainly a fiery one, how do you preach on a subject such as divorce, where there are so many issues about what can bring about a divorce in present day society. However, as I sat contemplating the words of the Gospel, ...read more

  • Being A Servant To All - Proper 20 - Year B

    Contributed by Ian Bullock on Sep 16, 2021
     | 451 views

    A look at what being a servant to all means to us as Christians, and looking at how we turn teaching into action. A call to action, post COVID

    In the name of the Living God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Over the past few weeks, we have been looking at a number of scriptures from Marks Gospel and the letter of James. These scriptures have set a number of challenges for us to consider, and all of these challenges have centred on two ...read more

  • Are You Ready To Bear Your Cross

    Contributed by Ian Bullock on Sep 8, 2021
     | 489 views

    This sermon provokes us into thinking about how we bear our cross, and whether we live in the world or not of it, drawing on some of St Pauls teachings to the early churches

    In the name of the Father, son and Holy Spirit. Amen. There is a story told of a man who was struggling to carry his cross, he complained and moaned at anyone that he came in contact with. Eventually the Lord heard his complaints and paid him a visit. My son, I have heard your pain, and I want ...read more

  • Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover - Year B - Proper 18

    Contributed by Ian Bullock on Sep 1, 2021
     | 662 views

    How do we react to others - are we quick to judge on appearance, and can we learn to be hearers and doers of the word?

    In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. It was a beautiful sunny Sunday morning, the congregation had just settled into their service and had begun to sing the first hymn, when their attention was disturbed by a young man who was aimlessly wandering down the aisle. He was unkempt, ...read more

  • Understanding The Importance Of The Sacrament

    Contributed by Ian Bullock on Aug 11, 2021
     | 1,107 views

    As we go into week three of Christ as the bread of life, this sermon looks to explore how the sacrament helps us understand Christs words.

    In the name of the living God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. We are continuing to think about Christ as the Bread of Life, and while the previous two weeks focussed upon aspect of things that happen because of our understanding, this week, we come into a place where we consider the actual ...read more

  • Don't Let The Devil Get A Foothold

    Contributed by Ian Bullock on Aug 4, 2021
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,998 views

    This sermon explores how rot can get in, and how we should try to deal with it in a scriptural way, instead of letting it eat away and cause more damage.

    In the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit. Amen, Our Gospel this morning begins in the place where we left off last week, looking at Christ as the Bread of Life, and how we are fed not only by the food of heaven, the sacrament, but also by the word of life, the bible. Bishop Mark spoke about ...read more

  • Rooted In Papa God

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Jul 28, 2021
     | 374 views

    The intimacy of experiencing God as "Daddy" - for the individual, for the community - for the bad times, for the good times. A sermon on Ephesians 3:14-21.

    A video version of this Sermon is available at https://youtu.be/sTjFXKSmoPs .............................................................................. In Freetown in Sierra Leone in the Krio language - a blend of English and African languages- they talk about “Papa God”. I think that is ...read more

  • Glory!

    Contributed by Alvan Lewis on Jul 23, 2021
     | 615 views

    What does this ubiquitous word really mean? And what does it mean for the follower of Jesus Christ?

    I want to preach on one word this morning. At first you might be thinking to yourself: Oh great, a short sermon. Don’t get your hopes up because the word I have chosen is so large, so multifaceted, so majestic that one might write their Ph.D. dissertation on this single word. This one word is ...read more

  • Following In The Steps Of James

    Contributed by Ian Bullock on Jul 21, 2021
     | 587 views

    A Patronal festival sermon that looks at some of the qualities of James, and how we can be inspired to seek out own gifts (illustration found on http://www.sermonillustrations.com/a-z/e/evangelism.htm)

    In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962), the world-famous violinist, earned a fortune with his concerts and compositions, but he generously gave most of it away. So, when he discovered an exquisite violin on one of his trips, he wasn't able to buy ...read more

  • Redemption -- His Twice

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jul 11, 2021
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,201 views

    Beloved you are God's. Twice His. First, you are His because He created you. He made you. And second, you are His because He bought you.

    Read Ephesians 1:3-14 (Text of the day). This story is reported as true ... though true or a parable ... it speaks to the importance ... of the One ... of one who can save. It was almost 1:00 in the morning... when the phone rang. Dr. Leo Winters, ...a highly acclaimed surgeon... was abruptly ...read more

  • What Do We Stand For?

    Contributed by Ian Bullock on Jul 8, 2021
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,439 views

    Focussing on the actions of Herod, we see that no one stood up to tell him he was doing wrong, and how well this speaks to us now when we stay silent, when we should really be speaking up.

    In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. “Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive.” A saying often mistakenly attributed to Shakespeare, but in fact was first published by Sir Walter Scott in the poem, “Marmion” in 1808. A phrase which speaks of betrayal, and ...read more

  • Battling Giants

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Jul 4, 2021
     | 224 views

    Are there obstacles in your life that seem impossible to overcome? How can you as a little person make difference against forces much bigger than yourself? And where does God come into this? A sermon on 1 Samuel 17 ..... The video version of this is available at https://youtu.be/V8wJeTGAYqQ

    ...................................................... One of the most iconic scenes from modern culture - {clip of the Death star destroyed by tiny xwing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuKqcfO31is } . The Death Star is enormous - it is capable of destroying entire planets - indeed it has ...read more

  • David And Bathsheba

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jun 18, 2021
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,232 views

    In this talk I look in more detail at 2 Samuel 11 Verse 1. Inn the spring at the time that kings go off to war....David remained in Jerusalem

    2 Samuel 11:1-17 I would like to focus on one verse from our Old Testament lesson that Maddy read so well for us ; The one that reads 1 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, …..David remained in Jerusalem. At first blush it seems an insignificant verse, but it is the key to ...read more

  • Being A Godly Father Of Encouagement

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jun 18, 2021
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,021 views

    As men of Christ we are to live moral and virtuous lives based on Scriptural principles and to be a light of encouragement. And The result will not only be the renewal of our own lives; It will bring renewal to our families, to our churches, to our community and ultimately to our world.