The Cloud above the Tabernacle- Sermon 16th June 2019

Reading:

Numbers 9:15-23

In this sermon Rev. Bluett looked at the position of the church in current society and considered the story told in Numbers of the Hebrews camping and setting out under the command of the Lord, following God’s pillar of cloud wherever it led them. He reflected on how we can understand this story today as a model for placing our trust in God.

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Loving Your Enemies- Sermon 9th June 2019

Readings:

Luke 6:20-23

Luke 6:27-38

 

In this sermon Rev. Bluett considered the recent media coverage of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings and reflected on various stories arising from that time in history as well as relating an uplifting story about the movements towards healing and reconciliation being made by individuals and groups in the Middle East.

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The Word of God- Sermon 26th May 2019

Reading:

John 1:1-18

In this sermon Rev. Bluett continued his exploration of the gospel according to John. He looked at the meaning of “the Word”, arguing that it can be understood as a part of the tradition of Jewish mysticism and not merely as a Greek concept.

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The Jewishness of John- Sermon 19th May 2019

 

Reading:

John 1:35-51, translation by David Bentley Hart.

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John 1:35

In this morning’s sermon our minister, Peter, continued his introduction to the gospel according to John by looking at the Jewish roots of the text.

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The Resurrection of Jesus- Sermon 28th April 2019

Reading:

Mark 16:1-8

In his concluding sermon on the gospel according to Mark, Rev. Bluett looked at the account of the resurrection of Jesus, comparing the passages in Mark to the other gospels and to Paul’s understanding of the risen Christ.

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Entering Jerusalem- Sermon 14th April 2019

Reading:

Mark 11:1-21

In this sermon, read by one of our Elders, Colin MacNeill, Rev. Bluett looked at Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem as described in the gospel according to Mark. He explored the significance of Jesus’s visit to the Temple, framed by the story of the fig tree.

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Journeying to Jerusalem- Sermon 7th April 2019

Readings:

Mark 9:2-8

Mark 10:17-31

Mark 10:46-52

In this sermon in his ongoing series, Rev. Bluett looked at the stories, in the gospel according to Mark, of the Transfiguration, the Rich Man and the healing of blind Bartimaeus, all of which occurred during Jesus’s journey towards Jerusalem.

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