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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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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Seeing the Way- Sermon 31st April 2019

Reading:

Mark 8:22-38

In this sermon Rev. Peter Bluett continued his exploration of the gospel according to Mark by considering the passages in which Jesus begins to prepare His disciples for His journey to Jerusalem.

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Faith and Understanding- Sermon 24th March 2019

Reading:

Mark 7-8:21

In his continuing series on the gospels, Rev. Bluett looked, in this sermon, at a number of passages in the gospel according to Mark and explored the question of from where faith comes.

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The New Moses? Sermon 17th March 2019

Readings:

Mark 6:1-6

Mark 6:14-52

In his sermon this morning our Minister, Peter, continued his exploration of the Gospel according to Mark. He looked at the rejection of Jesus at Nazareth, the death of John the Baptist, the feeding of the five thousand and Jesus walking on water. In addressing the meaning of the passages, he explored the parallels between Jesus and Moses.

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Purity and Impurity- Sermon 10th March 2019

Reading:

Mark 5

 

In this morning’s sermon, Rev. Bluett, in his continuing series on the Gospels, looked at chapter 5 of the Gospel according to Mark. He considered the theme, running through the miracle stories told in that chapter, of purity and impurity.

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The Gospel of Mark as Liturgy- Sermon 24th February 2019

Reading:

Mark 15:21-33

In his ongoing series on the gospels, Rev Bluett continued his consideration of the gospel according to Mark in this morning’s sermon. He explored the pattern of the gospel and considered the theory that Mark was first used liturgically in order to teach new converts to the early Church.

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