Sermon on Transcending the Culture of Complaint- 25th November 2018

Readings:

Mark 10:32-45

John 12:1-8

In his sermon this morning, Rev Bluett looked at the natural human tendency to complain and how many stories in the Bible reflect that tendency. He looked  at how we might transcend a mindset which focuses on the negative and be grateful for the blessings we have in Christ.

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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 New Commandment- 10th June 2018

Reading:

John 13:31-35

In this morning’s sermon, our Minister, Peter, spoke about the nature of Jesus’s love for His disciples and the high calling to love to which we, as Christians, are called.

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Sermon on Peace- 29th April 2018

Reading:

John 14:27

In his sermon today, Peter, our Minister, spoke about peace. In particular, he spoke about the sort of peace which Jesus gives, a peace which does not come from avoiding difficult situations but from trusting in God in the midst of difficulty.

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Message on Part 1 of Keep C.A.L.M. and Carry On: “Christ-Centred” 4th February 2018

Reading:

John 15:1-17

In today’s service, in which the new theme for the All Age Services, “Keep C.A.L.M.and Carry On” was introduced, Peter’s message was about the first letter in the acronym, namely, “Christ-centred.” He spoke about what it means to be Christ-centred and how it is that we are grafted into the body of Christ.

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Sermon on The Great Turning- 21st January 2018

Reading:

John 9:1-12

In his sermon this morning Rev. Peter Bluett spoke about the state of religion in the world today and of his belief that we are in the process of a great turn towards meaningful faith and spirituality.

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Sermon on Participating in Healing the World- 14th January 2018

Readings:

Luke 19:1-9

John 8:1-11

In this morning’s sermon our Minister, Peter, spoke about the Hebrew concept of tikkun olam and how each of us can participate in the healing of the world.

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Sermon on Dying to Self- 18th June 2017

Reading

John 12:20-26

In this morning’s sermon, Rev. Bluett continued his theme of challenging domination systems by looking at what the phrase “dying to self” means.

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Sermon on the meaning of the Cross 11th June 2017

Readings

Luke 4:1-21

John 13:31-35

This morning, Peter, our Minister, continued his series on domination systems and the myth of redemptive violence, by considering the meaning of the Cross of Christ and challenging the view that it was an example of Godly violence.

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Sermon on the Myth of Redemptive Violence, part 2, 14th May 2017

Mother and children at a Batak Negrito Village, Malaysia. Photo by Brandon Newberg. CC licence, Flikr.

 

Readings

Psalm 23

John 4:1-30

In today’s sermon, our minister, Peter Bluett, continued the theme of the myth of redemptive violence, by looking at an example used by the theologian Walter Wink of a society which has traditionally been non-hierarchical and non-violent, namely, the Batek Negrito people of the Malaysian peninsula. Contrasting this with the domination systems identified by Wink, common in Western culture, he then went on to explore Jesus’ vision for society.

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