Sermons

2020

Proverbs series

13 September
1. Hatred or love?
Proverbs 10:12

6 September
Sowing with tears
Psalm 126

30 August
Essentials  –  mission
Matthew 28:16-20

23 August
Essentials  –  fellowship
Acts 2:40-47

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16 August
Prayer
James 5:13-20

9 August
Patience
James 5:7-11

26 July
The dangers of wealth
James 5:1-6

19 July
Productive living
James 4:13-17

12 July
Perspectives
James 4:1-12

28 June
Hallmarks of wisdom
James 3:13-18

21 June
Watch your mouth!
James 3:1-12

14 June
Faith or works?
James 2:14-26

7 June
Discrimination
James 2:1-13

31 May (Pentecost Sunday)
Come, Holy Spirit!
Acts 2:1-12

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24 May
Fake religion?
James 1:26-27

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17 May
Mirror, Mirror, on the wall …
James 1:19-25

10 May
Covid-19 and the conspiracy theories
1 Thessalonians 5:20-22

3 May
Test or temptation?
James 1:12-18

26 April
Class
James 1:9-11

19 April
No pain, no gain!
James 1:1-8

12 April (Easter Day)  –  Resurrection truth

10 April (Good Friday)  –  Forgiveness

9 April (Maundy Thursday)  –  Slow food

7 April (Holy Week)  –  Futures

5 April (Palm Sunday)  –  Royalty

29 March  –  Lament

22 March  –  Mothers

Mark’s Gospel (part 2)

15 March
Resurrection  –  more of the same? (8)
Mark 12:18-27

8 March
MENTAL HEALTH SUNDAY
Rev. David Blandford

1 March
Tenant or owner? (7)
Mark 12:1-12

23 February
Fruitfulness  –  the cursing of a fig tree (6)
Mark 11:12-25

16 February
Hard talk  –  money and wealth (5)
Mark 10:17-31

9 February
Hard talk  …  divorce and remarriage (4)
Mark 10:1-12

2 February
The enemy within (3)
Mark 9:42-51

26 January
The friend outside (2)
Mark 9:38-41

19 January
Jesus – status and focus (1)
Mark 9:1-13

New Year sermon

5 January
Reluctant or eager?
Exodus 3-4

2019

Advent & Christmas

29 December
3. Embracing your spiritual identity
Luke 2:41-52

22 December
2. Good news to those at the bottom
Luke 1:46-55

1 December
1. Called to be part of a bigger enterprise
Luke 1:1-25

24 November
Recognising Rejection  –  Andrew Mathias

Parables peculiar to Luke

3 November
3.  The corrupt manager
Luke 16:1-13

20 October
2.  The rich fool
Luke 12:13-21

13 October
1.  The two debtors
Luke 7:36-50

Ambivalence  –  faith in two minds

15 September
Carrying your cross
Matthew 16

8 September
The meaning of the cross
Isaiah 53 & 1 Peter 2

1 September
Gender equality
Galatians 3 & 1 Timothy 2

25 August
Leadership
Exodus 18 & Mark 10

18 August
Protest and direct action
Luke 19 & Romans 13

21 July
Trans-humanism
2 Corinthians 12 & Revelation 21

David, Israel’s Greatest King

14 July
The census (8)
2 Samuel 24

30 June
Ahithophel  –  deep-seated anger (7)
2 Samuel 15-17

23 June
David  –  the Ark of the Covenant (6)
2 Samuel 6

16 June
David  –  the statesman (5)
2 Samuel 1

2 June
Jonathan  –  surprising supportiveness (3)
1 Samuel 19-20

26 May
Saul  –  the destructive power of envy (2)
1 Samuel 18

19 May
Goliath  –  alternative weapons (1)
1 Samuel 17

Peter’s First Letter

5 May
Beyond architecture and back to basics
1 Peter 5:1-14

28 April
The normal Christian life
1 Peter 4:12-19

7 April
Choosing sides
1 Peter 4:1-11

24 March
Jesus’ descent into hell
1 Peter 3:8-22

17 March
Peter’s angle on marriage
1 Peter 3:1-7

10 March
Overcoming evil with good
1 Peter 2:18-25

24 February
Christian ‘protest’
revisiting civil disobedience & direct action
1 Peter 2:11-17

17 February
God’s own people
1 Peter 2:1-10

13 January
Hope for the future
1 Peter 1:1-12

Christmas with Matthew

The New Moses  (4)
Matthew 2:13-23

Light of the World  (3)
Matthew 2:1-12

Son of God  (2)
Matthew 1:18-25

Messiah, Son of David  (1)
Matthew 1:1-17

The Lord’s Supper

Jesus  –  Bread of life
John 6:26-35

Remembering or receiving?
John 6:44-58

Explaining its meaning
Matthew 26:17-19 & 26-29

Minor (but not unimportant) prophets!

Haggai
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Habakkuk
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Jonah
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Micah
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Obadiah
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Amos
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Joel
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Hosea
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WISDOM SERIES

Job  –  Faith with loose ends!
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Ecclesiastes  –  Exuberance or realism?
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Proverbs  –  You reap what you sow!
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Jesus Christ – Good news for everyone