Sermon on the Flowering of Hope- 9th December 2018

Readings:

Exodus 2:23-25

John 1:19-28

In this sermon, on the second Sunday of Advent, Rev Bluett considered the importance and meaning of hope. He looked at various stories in which hope flowered even in the midst of uncertainty and difficulty.

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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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Remembrance Sunday Sermon- 11th November 2018

Readings:

Isaiah 2:1-4

Matthew 5:38-48

In this morning’s Remembrance Sunday Service Rev. Peter Bluett looked back to the events of Christmas Day 1914, reflecting on the desire for peace found in the hearts of ordinary people even in the midst of war.

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Sermon on Building Our Lives on Rock- 28th October 2018

Readings:

Matthew 7:13-14

Matthew 7:24-29

Luke 21:5-6

In his sermon this morning our minister, Peter, spoke about the gap which can exist between apparently glamourous lifestyles and the reality, and how to build our lives on sound foundations with Jesus as our guide.

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Sermon on Anger, Violence and War and the Transformative Power of Christ- 21st October 2018

Reading:

Matthew 26:47-52

Matthew 5:21-24

In this powerful sermon, Rev. Bluett looked at the human capacity for anger, violence and war and the transformative effect that following Jesus can achieve in putting an end to destructive things.

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Sermon on the Fear of God- 23rd September 2018

Readings:

Proverbs 1:7

Proverbs 9:10

In his sermon this morning Rev. Bluett looked at two passages from Proverbs which indicate that fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. He looked at what fear means in this context and explored where the desire to understand God can lead.

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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: “There’s Something About Mary…And Martha.” 2nd September 2018

Reading:

Luke 10:38-42

In this sermon, Rev Peter Bluett spoke about the story of Mary and Martha, the true meaning and importance of hospitality and Jesus’s love for, and friendship with, both sisters.

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