The Parable of the Sower and Jesus Stills the Storm- Sermon 17th February 2019

Readings:

Mark 4:1-9

Mark 4:35-41

In this sermon, in his series on the Gospels, Rev. Bluett looks at the gospel according to Mark and explores the parable of the Sower and the nature miracle of Jesus stilling the storm.

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A Day In The Life Of Jesus- Sermon 10th Feb 2019

Readings:

Mark 2:1-17

Mark 2:32-35

In this sermon in his series on the Gospels, our minister, Peter, continues his consideration of Mark and the themes of his gospel by looking at a day in the life of Jesus. He explores some of the conflicts which arose as a result of His ministry and how we might understand the issues involved.

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Sermon on the Inauguration of Jesus’s Ministry- 27th January 2019

Reading:

Mark 1:9-20

In this sermon, in his continuing series on the Gospels, Rev. Bluett looks at Jesus’s baptism, temptation, the inauguration of His ministry and the calling of the first disciples, all as set out in Mark. He explores Mark’s understanding of the meaning of the good news and the Kingdom of God.

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Sermon on the Opening to the Gospel of Mark- 20th January 2019

Reading:

Mark 1:1-8

In the second sermon in his series on the Gospels, Rev. Peter Bluett looked at the opening of the gospel of Mark against the background of when and why it was written. He considered the proclamation of John the Baptiser and its importance in setting up the central theme of the gospel.

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Introduction to the Gospels- Sermon 13th January 2019

Reading:

Mark 5:21-34

In this sermon, the first in a new series on the Gospels, Rev. Peter Bluett introduces his theme by taking a brief overview of the first four books of the New Testament. He looks at how we, as Christians, might learn to understand the Gospels better.

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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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