DEVOTION: Jesus’s No-Nonsense Attitude

Luke 14:25-33One of the things about Jesus is that he didn’t beat around the bush. He wasn’t afraid to be controversial. He told people how it was, regardless of whether what he said was hard to accept or not. And he was only too aware that what he said would be hard,...

DEVOTION: The Problem of Loneliness

John 15:1-17One of the problems in life, today, is loneliness. And for people who are living on their own, who don’t see anyone else for days at a time, that’s quite understandable. Of course, some people live on their own by choice, but others . . . Well seeing and...

SERMON: Three Responses to the Resurrection

John 20:1-9; Revelation 3:14-22A. INTRODUCTIONI always think that Easter is an odd time. And I say that because of the different ways that people observe it. For some, it makes no difference to them whatsoever. Except, of course, that the shops being closed on Good...

SERMON: Wholehearted Devotion

Mark 12:38-44A. INTRODUCTIONIf you had a choice of having power, wealth, or living in poverty, which one of the three would you choose?Who here hasn’t wished at some time to be in a position of power? Whether because of the need to feel important, to correct an...

SERMON: Jesus’s Kind of People

Matthew 9:9-13A. INTRODUCTIONIn recent years, there’s been a lot of publicity about the rate of suicide in this country. Indeed, the examination of it—particularly youth suicide—and the reasons for people taking their own lives, has been of increasing concern. As a...

SERMON: Six Steps to Making a Difference

John 4:5-26A. INTRODUCTIONWhether we watch, listen to, or read the news, there are a number of features which appear to be common to every bulletin and newspaper. There are stories of hatred and prejudice. There are stories of misunderstandings. There are stories of...