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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Sermon on the Bible as Library- 26th November 2017

Readings:

Psalm 139

1st Corinthians 13:1-13

In his sermon this morning our minister, Peter, spoke about two alternative ways of understanding the Bible; as written constitution or as a library, and how we can make better sense of the Bible if we approach it as the latter.

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Sermon on Jesus Calling His First Disciples- 19th November 2017

Reading:

Luke 5:1-11

In a special service this morning during which Newhaven Church inducted a new Elder, Liz Thomson, Rev. Peter Bluett preached on the calling of the first disciples by Jesus, and what we, as followers of Christ, are called to be in the world.

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Remembrance Sunday Service- 12th November 2017

Reading:

Matthew 8:5-10

In today’s Remembrance Sunday service, Rev. Peter Bluett spoke about Jesus’s ability to transcend the barriers of tribe and culture to see into the hearts of people and love them, questioning whether we have learned anything from the lessons of past conflicts and war.

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Message on Salt and Light- 5th November 2017

Reading:

Matthew 5:13-16

 

In todays’s Shoebox Sunday All Age Service, one of our elders, Lesley-Anne Weir, spoke about the Christian calling to be “salt and light,” looking at the significance of those symbols and how we can apply Jesus’s teaching in our own lives.

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Sermon on the Parable of the Prodigal and his Brother- 29th October 2017

Reading:

Luke 15:11-32

Today, Rev. Peter Bluett looked at the much loved parable of the Prodigal and his Brother. Deliberately eschewing an allegorical reading, he explored what a Jewish audience at the time the story was told would have understood about its characters and their actions, and how we might understand the point that Jesus was making in light of that.

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Sermon on the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

Reading:

Luke 18:9-14

 

In this morning’s sermon, our Minister, Peter, looked at the parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, exploring the background to the story and why Jesus might have chosen these characters to exemplify his point.

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Sermon on the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant- 15th October 2017

Reading:

Matthew 18:21-35

In his sermon this morning, Rev. Peter Bluett looked at the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant. He spoke about how we can understand the various characters in the story and examined the underlying message of the importance of forgiveness.

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Sermon on the parables of the Rich Man and Lazarus and the Rich Fool- 8th October 2017

Readings:

Luke 16:19-31

Luke 12:13-21

In this morning’s sermon our minister, Peter, looked at two parables; The Rich Man and Lazarus and the Rich Fool, exploring the historical context in which they were taught and their significance for us, today.

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