SERMON: Living Fruitful Lives

John 15:1-8A. INTRODUCTIONThe issue of change is one which receives much debate. But then, there are probably things we’d like to change, such as, to make things more attractive or to make rules fairer. There are things that we don’t want to change, because they...

SERMON: Trust Also in Me

John 14:1A. INTRODUCTIONAll of us, at some time or another, have been on the receiving end of bad news. And some might be trying to digest that news right now. It could be family news, where things are not going well in our family relationships, where members of the...

SERMON: Loving One Another

John 13:31-35A. INTRODUCTIONHaving to saying goodbye, for many people, is not an easy thing to do. Whether it is us who are moving away, coming to the end of a visit, or coming to the end of life itself, or whether it is someone else, saying farewell and facing up to...

SERMON: Dying to Live

John 12:24-26A. INTRODUCTIONIf I were to have a stab at picking out one theme which seems to have pervaded the whole world over the last few years, it would be the morbid subject of death and dying.As a country we seem to swing from widespread droughts to repeated...

SERMON: Jesus, the Living Bread

John 6:51-58A. INTRODUCTION1. GeneralIt doesn’t seem to matter who you are, but from time to time, we are all placed in the position of having the things we say, misunderstood.For example, it might be what we said was either unclear, or maybe it was just not received...

SERMON: I Am… The Bread of Life

John 6:35,41-51A. INTRODUCTION1. UsWe live in what has become known as the ‘me’ generation. People are now more concerned with exercising their own rights and doing what they think is best for themselves, rather than looking out for the welfare of others. As a...

SERMON: For God So Loved the World

John 3:16A. INTRODUCTION1. The Things We Take For GrantedI don’t know about you, but there are certain ‘firsts’, as I was growing up, that have stayed in my memory. Included in these, I quite clearly remember the arrival of the first washing machine, the arrival of...

SERMON: Nicodemus and the Nicene Creed

John 3:1-17 & The Nicene CreedA. INTRODUCTION1. Our Experience as a WholeIn life we experience things that are meaningful, and things that are not. There are things that we see and hear which give us purpose, and there are things which are not relevant at all. We...

SERMON: A Nobody With A Mission

John 1:6-8, 19-28A. INTRODUCTION1. The Importance of Identify There are a number of ways we can identify people today. We can identify people through their colour, their race, their political beliefs, and their religion. We can identify people by their jobs, by their...

SERMON: The Nature of God

John 1:1-5A. INTRODUCTION1. Once Upon a Time…I remember my first introduction to television well. It was the 1950s, and I was sitting at home on the couch (with the measles). And the very first programme that I saw was ‘The Picture Book’ from the BBC series ‘Watch...

SERMON: The Good and the Bad

Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24A. INTRODUCTION1. A Modern PerspectiveIn life, some things are good, and some things are bad. There are good (positive) things that happen—things that help and encourage and build up. And there are bad (negative) things that happen—things that...

UPDATE: Second Editions, etc.

Second EditionsAs someone who believes that no matter how much work is put into a project, it can always be improved, my principal task this year has been to work on revised editions of:The Promised Land (A Twenty-First-Century Bible, Part 1) andA Day in the Life of a...