Sermon on Peace- 11th February 2018

Reading:

Matthew 5:9

In his sermon this morning Rev. Peter Bluett looked at Jesus’s famous teaching from the Beatitudes “Blessed are the peacemakers.” He explored what peace, as taught by Jesus, means and how it differs from the Pax Romana offered as a solution to conflict by the Roman Empire. He then went on to explore what the Kingdom of God would look like if we were to live lives of peace and love.

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Message: Keep CALM and Carry On- 4th February 2018

Reading:

John 15:1-17

In today’s service, in which the new theme for the All Age Services, “Keep C.A.L.M.and Carry On” was introduced, Peter’s message was about the first letter in the acronym, namely, “Christ-centred.” He spoke about what it means to be Christ-centred and how it is that we are grafted into the body of Christ.

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Sermon on Freedom- 28th January 2018

Reading:

Mark 8:22-26

In his message this morning our Minister, Peter, spoke about what freedom means and, in particular, the freedom which he discovered, and which he thinks we can discover, in Christ.

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Sermon on The Great Turning- 21st January 2018

Reading:

John 9:1-12

In his sermon this morning Rev. Peter Bluett spoke about the state of religion in the world today and of his belief that we are in the process of a great turn towards meaningful faith and spirituality.

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Sermon on Participating in Healing the World- 14th January 2018

Readings:

Luke 19:1-9

John 8:1-11

In this morning’s sermon our Minister, Peter, spoke about the Hebrew concept of tikkun olam and how each of us can participate in the healing of the world.

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Sermon on Courage- 7th January 2018

Readings:

Mark 14:32-42

Psalm 56:3-4

In his sermon this morning, our Minister, Peter, spoke about the courage of Jesus and what courage, as a virtue modelled by Christ, looks like.

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Message on God’s Sign to King Ahaz- 31st December 2017

Readings:

Isaiah 7:1-17

Isaiah 9:1-7

 

This morning’s message was delivered by our Session Clerk, John Hodge. He spoke about the story of King Ahaz in the book of Isaiah and of Ahaz’s reluctance to change his planned allegiance with the Assyrians despite the counsel of the prophet. He then discussed the human tendency to wish to stick to our own plans, using excuses such as not wishing to test God by seeking signs, and how we might remain open to God’s continuing work, approaching scripture for fresh insights and recognising that the Holy Spirit speaks through scripture in different ways from generation to generation.

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Sermon on the Wise Men and Shepherds- 24th December 2017

Readings:

Luke 2:8-20

1 Corinthians 1:26-28

In this morning’s Christmas Eve service, Rev. Peter Bluett looked at the significance of shepherds and wise men from the East being called to pay homage to the infant Jesus.

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Sermon on Following Jesus and Trusting God- 10th December 2017

Reading:

Isaiah: 2:1-4

In this second week of Advent, Rev.Peter Bluett reviewed the events of the last year and spoke of his resolve to trust God, follow Jesus and build on love as a foundation for everything in life.

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Sermon on the Writing of the Torah- 3rd December 2017

Readings:

Genesis 1:26-2:4

Genesis 2:18-22

In his sermon this morning Rev. Peter Bluett explored one compelling theory of how the Torah came to be in the form we find it in our Bible today.

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