Sermons from 2016

Mary

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is…

The parable of the tenants

We finish our series on the Parables of Jesus with the Parable of the tenants in Luke 20 which was probably the last parable that Jesus told before his death. The parable of the tenants 9 He went on to tell the people this parable: ‘A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and…

Being Ready

We continue our series looking at the parables of Jesus by focusing on this parable of the 10 young women from Matthew 25. 25 ‘At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise.…

The rich fool

We continue our series in the parables of Jesus and this week come to the topic of money and greed. Luke 12 The parable of the rich fool 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.’ 14 Jesus replied, ‘Man, who appointed me a judge or an…

Mustard Seed and Yeast

The parables of the mustard seed and the yeast 18 Then Jesus asked, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? 19 It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perched in its branches.’ 20 Again he…

The Pharisee and the Tax collector

We continue our series looking at the parables of Jesus by focusing on this story of the Pharisee and the Tax collector.  Unfortunately the first 30 seconds or so of the sermon is missing and so the recording begins as Andrew is describing “Jack” – someone who was religious and who had gone to church…

An invitation to a Banquet

In our series looking at the Parables of Jesus we focus on his parable of the Great Banquet and the invitation that God offers. Luke 14  Then Jesus said to his host, ‘When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbours; if…

The Lost Sheep

We look at the familiar parable of the lost sheep and what it means for us today. Luke 15  Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. 2 But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 Then Jesus told them this…

The Good Samaritan

We continue our series looking at some of the parables of Jesus by focusing on this famous parable from Luke 10. The parable of the good Samaritan 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. ‘Teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ 26 ‘What is written in…

Loving engagement

1 John 4: 7-21 God’s love and ours 7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 This is how God showed his love among us: he sent his…

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