Sermon on the Fear of God- 23rd September 2018

Readings:

Proverbs 1:7

Proverbs 9:10

In his sermon this morning Rev. Bluett looked at two passages from Proverbs which indicate that fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. He looked at what fear means in this context and explored where the desire to understand God can lead.

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Sermon on Meaningful Relationships and Dunbar’s Number- 16th September 2018

Readings:

Mark 6:1-6

1 Peter 3:8-9

In his sermon this morning our minister, Peter, spoke about meaningful and authentic relationships and the often overlooked value of forging a relatively small number of deep bonds rather than a large number of less meaningful ones.

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Sermon: “There’s Something About Mary…And Martha.” 2nd September 2018

Reading:

Luke 10:38-42

In this sermon, Rev Peter Bluett spoke about the story of Mary and Martha, the true meaning and importance of hospitality and Jesus’s love for, and friendship with, both sisters.

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Sermon on the Kingdom of God- 26th August 2018

Reading:

Luke 17:11-21

In his sermon this morning Rev. Peter Bluett looked at Jesus in the Temple and his announcement to the Pharisees that the Kingdom of God was among them. He spoke about the meaning of this statement and how we can understand its significance.

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Sermon on the Rich Man- 19th August 2018

Reading:

Mark 10:17-27

In this sermon Rev. Peter Bluett looks at the story of Jesus and the rich man. He considers the story, found in all three of the synoptic gospels, in light of what it teaches us about Jesus as the good physician, providing healing for individuals based on their particular needs.

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Sermon on the Value of Human Life- 12th August 2018

Readings:

Matthew 5:1-13

Matthew 10:28-31

In his sermon today, Rev. Peter Bluett spoke about the value of human life. He looked at the social classes and conditions of life in Nazareth at the time when Jesus was alive and at Jesus’s treatment of the people with whom he came into contact, drawing conclusions about His estimation of the value of human life and how we, as His followers, should perceive it.

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Sermon on Wisdom and Innocence- 5th August 2018

Reading:

Matthew 10:5-30

In this sermon Rev. Peter Bluett looks at the passage from Matthew in which Jesus sends the twelve disciples out into the world, with instructions on what to take and how to be. He considers the climate of persecution anticipated by Jesus and the ways in which Jesus’s instructions can be adapted to the current climate, so as to give guidance to Christians about the ways in which they can bear witness to the love of God.

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Sermon on Tribalism- 29th July 2018

Readings:

Galatians 3:23-29

Luke 10:25-37

In his sermon this morning, our minister, Peter, spoke about our natural tendencies towards tribalism and the danger of tribalism becoming toxic. He looked at passages of scripture from Galatians and Luke which illuminate for us the alternative path of Jesus.

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Sermon on Doubt, Faith and Belief- 22 July 2018

Reading:

John 20:24-29

In his sermon today Rev. Peter Bluett looked at the passage from John which describes the doubt of Thomas. He spoke about doubt, faith and belief and what they involve, drawing on some of the writings of the Benedictine nun, author and speaker, Joan Chittister, in order to delve more deeply into the meaning of these words in the context of Christianity.

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