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  • Christingle Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 4,966 views

    The meaning of the Christingle

    Christingle What is Christingle? 1. Christingle actually means ‘Christ Light’ and celebrates the light of Jesus coming into the world. In John’s Gospel chapter 1 Jesus is described as the “light of men”. “The Light shines in darkness but the darkness has not overcome it” (Jn ...read more

  • Christingle 2002

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Nov 28, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,104 views

    Christingle and Jesus the Light of the World

    Hunworth 21-12-02 Stiffkey 22-12- 2002 Christingle Introduction I wonder why you came to church today. Perhaps your parents told you to – or Perhaps your children told you to come Question: Who came last year? Question: Did you like it? Question: Why did you come to church ...read more

  • Christingle: Jesus Is The Light Of The World

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 23, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,604 views

    A short but challenging all-age talk using a giant home-made ’Christingle’ (an orange with a red ribbon wrapped around, four sticks with fruit & sweets on & a white candle - all symbolism). God loves the world and sent Jesus as the Light of the World.

    In November I spent two weeks in Rwanda; a small country in Africa. It is a most beautiful country. There are countless rolling green hills, many of them filled with banana trees. Fields are teeming with rice plantations and there are rows and rows of tea plants. Lake Kivu in the North is stunning. ...read more

  • Christmas: Jesus Is God's Peace-Child Gift To Us

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 23, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,540 views

    A short talk for our annual Christingle services that are attended by approx 600 people, many of whom are seekers and occasional Church attenders. This talk compares truth and lies and focuses on a true story from Papua New Guinea that helped evangelist D

    I recently came across a few tongue-in-cheek guidelines for Christmas eating: 1. If you eat something and no-one sees you eat it, it has no calories. 2. If you drink a diet drink with chocolate, the calories in the chocolate bar are cancelled out by the calories in the diet drink! 3. When you ...read more

  • Christmas Gospel All-Age: Pass The Parcel!

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 21, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,345 views

    My Christmas Eve talk for our three Christingle services 2013. This talk uses a game of pass the parcel to explore God's love, sin and forgiveness and the coming of Christ in an all-age service context.

    (Notes to the Reader - this is NOT an expository sermon. This is a talk given at a service with lots of visitors from our local community on Christmas Eve. My objective is to get them thinking about Jesus for their future lives ahead. I preached a similar sermon in 2006 but have developed this ...read more

  • Christmas: Will You Make Room For Jesus?

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 23, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,915 views

    A short talk for our 2011 Christingle services. Will you make room for Jesus? If you do, 2012 and the rest of your life will be very different!

    Someone suggested to me recently that if money ever became tight I should consider becoming a joke writer for Christmas crackers. So, I turned to him and asked, “What did the grumpy sheep say when the shepherd offered him a black and white sweet?” Baa-hum bug! I’m guessing that because you are ...read more

  • A Shepherd Preaches About Jesus

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 21, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,200 views

    A short talk for our 2012 Christingle Services where we get to share Jesus with about 700 people, many of whom are not sure about their faith. This short talk is given by a Shepherd, telling what happened when the angel spoke to him.

    Q: What is a shepherd’s favourite karate move? A: The Lamb Chop! Q: When a male sheep opens the door of the sheep pen for his favourite lady sheep what does he say? A: After ewe! Q: What do sheep like to play at a casino? A: Woolette! Q: Why did the ram jump off the cliff? A: Because he ...read more

  • The Reputation Of This Church Is Important

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Apr 25, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,380 views

    A 'full' text which I will expand upon as I preach. Peter's good reputation spread and people came to faith as he did things in Jesus' name. Our reputation is also very important ...

    When I was a child I loved the Beano magazine, and as a parent I’ve enjoyed reading Dennis the Menace stories to my children. Matthew used to want me to read Horrid Henry stories to him, and now Rebekah does. Dennis the Menace and Horrid Henry have a reputation and they live up to it. Their ...read more

  • The Missionary Mandate To Love One Another!

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 9, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,823 views

    God used Peter to write these words to a church under pressure, persecuted by the local community. Whatever our circumstances, Jesus has issued us with a missionary mandate to love one another deeply ...

    This piece of scripture was written by the apostle Peter to a church which was under pressure. Opposition from the local community was high. Violence and persecution towards the church was quite normal. It is a long way from my experience, but the call of God for the church to be Good News is as ...read more

  • The Meaning Of Discipleship

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jan 9, 2014
     | 1,924 views

    The first part of my New Year message for 2014 focuses upon the meaning of discipleship

    [A note to the reader: Please note this is not intended to be an expository sermon. I do use the Bible text in question but I relate this to a particular time at a particular church and what God is doing in our midst. If it helps you, great!] A few things that you’ll rarely, if ever, hear ...read more

  • Helpful Routines For A New Year

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jan 6, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,690 views

    Jesus and his family went to the Passover Feast according to custom. It was a helpful routine and not an empty ritual for them. This talk offers four helpful routines for the Church: Praying, Eating, Worshipping and Serving Together (PEWS).

    Luke 2: 41-52 Midnight mass – Church on Christmas Day – Presents all opened before 6am – No presents until after Christmas lunch – Turkey with all the trimmings – A family walk in the afternoon – A football match on Boxing Day – Turkey sandwiches for a week – New Year resolutions – A special ...read more

  • A Clear Conscience

    Contributed by Andy Batchelor on Nov 19, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,407 views

    We live in a dark world in the light of Jesus. How should we behave, and how can we live as God wants us to ?

    Sermon – A Clear Conscience in the light (Ephesians 4 17-32) Prayer: Lord, may these words be your words. May our minds and hearts be open to hear them. In Jesus name. Amen. Good evening everyone – my name is Andy, and I am one of the Church Wardens here at St Peter’s. I hope you will all ...read more

  • The Dark Side Of Christmas

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 2, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,113 views

    Why does Matthew add the story of the slaughter of the baby boys in Bethlehem. First becasue it is fact and second to trigger assocaiations between Jesus birth and Moses birth (see details in sermon)

    I came across this excerpt from a sermon from the Early Church Father St. Quod-vult-deus (Sermo 2 de Symbolo: PL 40, 655) “A tiny child is born, who is a great king. Wise men are led to him from afar. They come to adore one who lies in a manger and yet reigns in heaven and on earth. When ...read more