Of Birds and Lilies- Message 29th September 2019

Readings:

1 Corinthians 12:12-18

Matthew 6:26-34

This morning’s service was led by one of our Elders, Lesley-Anne Weir. The audio recording of today’s service comprises the Children’s Address and main message which, together, explore God’s creation, with an encouragement to trust in God’s plans for us and for all His creatures.

If you would like to listen to the message please click on the audio player below.

 

Sermon on the Value of Human Life- 12th August 2018

Readings:

Matthew 5:1-13

Matthew 10:28-31

In his sermon today, Rev. Peter Bluett spoke about the value of human life. He looked at the social classes and conditions of life in Nazareth at the time when Jesus was alive and at Jesus’s treatment of the people with whom he came into contact, drawing conclusions about His estimation of the value of human life and how we, as His followers, should perceive it.

If you would like to listen to the sermon please click on the audio player below.

 

 

Sermon on Peace- 11th February 2018

Reading:

Matthew 5:9

In his sermon this morning Rev. Peter Bluett looked at Jesus’s famous teaching from the Beatitudes “Blessed are the peacemakers.” He explored what peace, as taught by Jesus, means and how it differs from the Pax Romana offered as a solution to conflict by the Roman Empire. He then went on to explore what the Kingdom of God would look like if we were to live lives of peace and love.

If you would like to listen to the sermon please click on the audio player below.

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.

If you would like to listen to the sermon please click on the audio player below.

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30/06/13 sermon – A summary of Jesus’ message in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 22:34-40 and Matthew 23:1-23).

In our Communion service on Sunday 30th June 2013, our Minister Peter considered Matthew 22:34-40 and Matthew 23:1-23 in the context of a summary of Jesus’ messages in the Sermon on the Mount. To see these Bible readings online, please follow the links to:

To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

23/06/13 sermon – The Golden Rule (of doing to others as you would have them do to you), and building our houses on rock (Matthew 7:6-29).

This Sunday (23rd June 2013), our Minister Peter considered Matthew 7:6-29 and Jesus’ Golden Rule (of doing to others as you would have them do to you), and building our houses on rock.  To see the Bible reading online, please follow this link to Matthew 7:6-29 on the BibleGateway website.

To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

[audio https://newhavenchurch.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/23-06-2013-sermon.mp3]

16/06/13 sermon – The need to serve, not judge others and to try and not worry (Matthew 6:19- 7:6).

This Sunday (16th June 2013), Peter considered part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 6:19- 7:6), and the need to serve God, not judge others and to try and not worry.  To see the Bible reading online, please follow this link to Matthew 6:19-7:6 on the BibleGateway website.

To hear the sermon, please click on the player below, or alternatively right click on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

14/04/13 sermon – The Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes (part 2) (Matthew 5:6-12)

Today (Sunday 14th April 2013) Peter read and considered “Matthew 5:6-12. The Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes (part 2).” To see the Bible reading online, please follow this link to Matthew 5:6-12 (NRSV) on the BibleGateway website.

To hear the sermon, please click on the player below.

There will also be an evening service later today at 7pm, so please feel free to come along if you are able to.

A preview of our reading and hymns for Sunday 14th April 2013

Sunday 14 April 2013 service

In our service this Sunday morning (10.30-11.30am), our Minister Peter will be continuing to consider the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes from Matthew 5:6-12.  You can read this passage online by following this link to Matthew 5:6-12 on the BibleGateway website.

Please note that this Sunday there will also be an evening service starting at 7pm.  We hope to see you there!

Our hymns for this Sunday morning will be:

  • MP No: 6. Ah, Lord God
    Words and music Kay Chance
  • MP No: 528. O worship the King
    Words Robert Grant, Music William Croft
  • MP No: 381. Jesus, stand among us
    Words and music Graham Kendrick, Music arranged Roger Mayor
  • MP No: 89. Come down, O Love divine
    Words after Bianco da Siena, Richard F Littledale, Music Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • MP No: 631. Tell out, my soul
    Words Timothy Dudley-Smith.