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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Sermon on the Yoke of Jesus- 15th July 2018

Reading:

Matthew 11:25-30

In this sermon, our minister, Peter, speaks about the passage from Matthew where Jesus invites those who are weary to rest in Him. Drawing from his many years of experience as a Christian and a pastor, he discusses the meaning of life and faith.

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Sermon on Jonah- 8th July 2018

Reading:

Jonah 1

In this sermon Rev. Peter Bluett tackles the story of Jonah from the book of the same name. Whilst noting the Western tendency to view it as a story about an individual prophet, he points to some compelling evidence which identifies it as a parable about the Hebrew nation’s attitude to its neighbours following the Babylonian exile.

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Sermon on Relationships- 1st July 2018

Reading:

1 Corinthians 13-1:13

In this sermon Rev. Peter Bluett looks at Paul’s famous passage on love, a favourite at weddings, and considers its application not just to marriage but to all types of relationship.

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Sermon on Empathy- 17th June 2018

Reading:

Mark 8:31-37

In his sermon this morning, our Minister, Peter, spoke about empathy and compassion. He mentioned some recent findings on the effect of internet addiction on young people and how an obsession with technology risks impacting people’s ability to relate to each other empathetically.

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