Sermon Archives

December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Readings and Carols

I walked into the police station and one of the officers said to me, ‘Should you still be on about the Virgin Birth?’. He likes to stir and there was a twinkle in his eye. I have to think fast when chatting to him and often think of better things to say afterwards! ‘If the […]

December 31, 2017

First Sunday after Christmas

And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) and to offer a sacrifice […]

December 25, 2017

Christmas Day 2017

1Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3He is the radiance of the glory of God and […]

December 25, 2016

Christmas Day 2016

Christmas Day 2016 The Real Jesus How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice; together they sing for joy; for eye […]

December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve 2016 The God who comes to serve! The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as […]

January 3, 2016

2nd Sunday after Christmas

Living in a Real World Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he […]

December 27, 2015

1st Sun after Christmas

One day at a time Have you ever felt in yourself or perhaps you’ve heard it said that there really is a disconnect between one’s Sunday worship for an hour or so and the rest of one’s life? At its grossest is the person who says that he loves God but hates his brother and […]

December 25, 2015

Christmas Eve 2015 and Christmas Day 2015

Christmas Eve 2015 Does God dwell with his people? And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. (Revelation 21:3 ESV) Today’s declaration – […]

January 4, 2015

God Reveals Himself to Everyone

God Reveals Himself to Everyone For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles – assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you, how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. When […]

December 28, 2014

The Holy Innocents, Martyrs

When things are most grim Thus says the Lord: “A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” Thus says the Lord: “Keep your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears, for there is […]

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