Message on Salt and Light- 5th November 2017

Reading:

Matthew 5:13-16

 

In todays’s Shoebox Sunday All Age Service, one of our elders, Lesley-Anne Weir, spoke about the Christian calling to be “salt and light,” looking at the significance of those symbols and how we can apply Jesus’s teaching in our own lives.

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Sermon on the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant- 15th October 2017

Reading:

Matthew 18:21-35

In his sermon this morning, Rev. Peter Bluett looked at the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant. He spoke about how we can understand the various characters in the story and examined the underlying message of the importance of forgiveness.

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Sermon on the Parable of the Yeast in the Dough- 24th September 2017

Reading:

Matthew 13:33

In his sermon this morning, our Minister, Peter, spoke about the Parable of the Yeast in the Dough, exploring what the parable means and how it is a metaphor for the Kingdom of God, particularly in its symbolic imagery alluding to the work of God’s people in the world.

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Sermon on the Parable of the Wedding Banquet

Reading:

Matthew 22:1-14

 

In his sermon this morning our Minister, Peter, spoke about the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, explaining the background to the parable, the intended audience and how it relates to Jesus’s other teachings. He also explained the real meaning of the much misunderstood phrase “weeping and gnashing of teeth”.

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Sermon on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard- 27th August 2017

Reading:

Matthew 20:1-16

This morning our minister, Peter, spoke about the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, contrasting popular economic wisdom with God’s economy.

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Sermon on Non-Violent Resistance- 9th July 2017

Readings

Matthew 5:38-42

Matthew 10:24-31

 

In today’s sermon, our Minister, Peter, continued his series on the myth of redemptive violence, by looking at real life examples of successful alternatives to violent resistance, and how Jesus prepared his disciples for the path of non-violence.

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Sermon on challenging domination systems 28th May 2017

Readings

Luke 7:18-50

Matthew 12:46-50

In this morning’s sermon, Rev. Peter Bluett continued his series on the myth of redemptive violence by looking at Jesus’s challenge to the patriarchal domination system found in family life in his day.

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Sermon on the Myth of Redemptive Violence, part one, 30 April 2017

Readings

Micah 4: 1-4

Matthew 5:38 – 6:4

In this morning’s sermon, the first of a series, Rev. Peter Bluett began to explore what the American theologian, activist and writer, Walter Wink, called “the Myth of Redemptive Violence.” In the sermon he looked at the Babylonian creation myth,  the Enûma Eliš, highlighting the violent underpinnings of the birth of the cosmos in this myth, and exploring the structure of societies which use violence as a tool for bringing peace and order.

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Sermon on God’s Inclusivity- 2nd April 2017

Readings

Luke 5:27-39

Matthew 5:43-48

In a powerful sermon this morning, Rev. Peter Bluett spoke about the inclusivity of God, challenging some of the preconceived ideas about God’s judgment which people have had, and opening up a deeper insight into the nature of God’s love.

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Sermon on Jesus’ Third Way- 12th March 2017

Reading:

Matthew 5:38-42

In this morning’s service our Minister, Peter, spoke about the “third way” of Jesus, with an in-depth analysis of the famous verses from Matthew on the subject of retaliation, and a fascinating insight to the original intention behind the teaching.

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