Remembrance Sunday Sermon- 10th November 2019

Readings:

Isaiah 2:1-5

Matthew 5:38-48

 

In this Remembrance Sunday Sermon, Rev Peter Bluett told the inspiring story of the German PoW and footballer, Bernhard Trautmann. He looked at the challenges Trautmann faced living in Britain after the Second World War and spoke of the love and support he received from some of those around him who were able to forgive their enemies.

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Practising Presence- Sermon 27th Oct 2019

Reading:

Psalm 139:1-12

Mark 10:46-52

In this sermon Rev Bluett asks how we might experience the presence of God in times of difficulty and illness, exploring what the presence of God involves as we pass through the darkest valley. He offers insight into how we might actively seek the presence of God at all times through contemplative practices.

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Faith Alone- Sermon 20th October 2019

Reading:

Romans 3:21-31

In this sermon Rev. Bluett considers the term coined by Martin Luther, ‘by faith alone’. He looks at the ways the New Testament verses by Paul, about faith, have been translated throughout history and the impact of Luther’s reading of the original Greek word. He then explores the practical impact of the different understandings in the lives of believers.

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Of Birds and Lilies- Message 29th September 2019

Readings:

1 Corinthians 12:12-18

Matthew 6:26-34

This morning’s service was led by one of our Elders, Lesley-Anne Weir. The audio recording of today’s service comprises the Children’s Address and main message which, together, explore God’s creation, with an encouragement to trust in God’s plans for us and for all His creatures.

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From Milk to Solid Food- Sermon 22nd September 2019

Reading:

1 Corinthians 3:1-7

In his sermon this morning Rev. Bluett looked at Paul’s teachings to the Church at Corinth, exploring what was going wrong within that church community which led Paul to call them to move, spiritually speaking, from drinking milk to eating solid food.

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Yearning for God- Sermon 25th August 2019

Reading:

Psalm 84

In his sermon this morning Rev. Bluett spoke about yearning for God as a motive for leading a life of faith over and against following a religion because of worry and fear of what God might do to us.

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The Problem of Evil- Message 11th August 2019

Readings:

Psalm 119:115-117

Revelation 21:1-4

This morning’s service was led by one of our Elders, Lesley-Anne Weir. In her message she looked at the problem of evil and how we, as Christians, might respond to challenging questions about it.

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Encountering the Stranger- Sermon 4th August 2019

Reading:

Acts 8:26-39

In his sermon this morning Rev. Bluett explored the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. He looked at some common perceptions of foreigners and asked what we, as Christians, are called to do when it comes to the treatment of aliens and strangers.

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