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 Transcending Self-Absorption- 19th November 2018

Readings:

Genesis 1:26-27

Mark 8:34-37

In this sermon Rev Peter Bluett reflected on some of the stories surrounding Black Friday and the injuries and deaths which have occurred over the years. He spoke about the gift to humanity of the image of God and how we might transcend the self-absorption which can occasionally lead people to treat each other as adversaries, as Cain did his brother Abel, rather than image bearers.

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Sermon on Meaningful Relationships and Dunbar’s Number- 16th September 2018

Readings:

Mark 6:1-6

1 Peter 3:8-9

In his sermon this morning our minister, Peter, spoke about meaningful and authentic relationships and the often overlooked value of forging a relatively small number of deep bonds rather than a large number of less meaningful ones.

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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 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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Palm Sunday Service- 25th March 2018

Reading:

Mark 11:1-11

In this morning’s Palm Sunday Service Rev. Bluett spoke about Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem. He contrasted the manner of his entry with that of the other procession which was happening at the same time, highlighting the contrast between the peaceful reign of God in Jesus and the alternative reign of rulers who used war and violence to subdue the masses, in the shape of the Roman Empire.

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Sermon on the Life Affirming Ministry of Jesus

Reading:

Mark 7:31-37

 

In this morning’s sermon our Minister, Peter, spoke about the life affirming ministry of Jesus, comparing the love of God to rain which waters and nourishes dry places and which brings forth abundant life.

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Sermon on Joy- 25th February 2018

Reading:

Mark 1:40-45

In today’s sermon our Minister, Peter, spoke about joy. In particular he considered what joy means in a Christian context. He looked at scriptural references to joy and considered those practices which lead us into a life in which we rejoice.

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Sermon on Freedom- 28th January 2018

Reading:

Mark 8:22-26

In his message this morning our Minister, Peter, spoke about what freedom means and, in particular, the freedom which he discovered, and which he thinks we can discover, in Christ.

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Sermon on Courage- 7th January 2018

Readings:

Mark 14:32-42

Psalm 56:3-4

In his sermon this morning, our Minister, Peter, spoke about the courage of Jesus and what courage, as a virtue modelled by Christ, looks like.

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