SERMON: Remembering

Psalm 105:1-11 & Luke 16:19-31A. INTRODUCTIONI ‘d like to start today with a confession. And that is . . . I was not brought up to consider remembering the past very seriously at all. For a start, as I was growing up, my father did not discuss his childhood or his...

SERMON: Living in the Community

2 Kings 4:1-7 & 1 Corinthians 12:14-26A. INTRODUCTIONDifferent people have different ideas of what it means to live as a community. Some work together well, and are good at helping each other. Others . . . well, the fact is that some people may live close by, but...

SERMON: A Lesson in Morality

2 Samuel 11:26-12:13aA. INTRODUCTIONAdultery, cover-up, murder, abuse of authority . . . It sounds like the story of a modern-day dictator, or a plot of a modern-day movie. And yet all these ingredients (and more) or included in the pages of the Old Testament. And,...

SERMON: Ordinary, But Committed, People

1 Samuel 3:1-10 & John 1:43-51A. INTRODUCTION1. Organizations in GeneralIn most organizations you can belong to in our society, there are people from all sorts of different backgrounds. And people with all different levels of commitment.At one extreme there are...

SERMON: The Material and the Spiritual

Deuteronomy 15:10-11, Ecclesiastes 5:10, Matthew 10:39 & 1 Timothy 6:9-10A. INTRODUCTIONIn many ways it’s quite normal to pursue our own wants and desires: to strive to be totally self-sufficient; to own our own home, to have our own transport, to have enough...