Practising Presence- Sermon 27th Oct 2019

Reading:

Psalm 139:1-12

Mark 10:46-52

In this sermon Rev Bluett asks how we might experience the presence of God in times of difficulty and illness, exploring what the presence of God involves as we pass through the darkest valley. He offers insight into how we might actively seek the presence of God at all times through contemplative practices.

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Faith Alone- Sermon 20th October 2019

Reading:

Romans 3:21-31

In this sermon Rev. Bluett considers the term coined by Martin Luther, ‘by faith alone’. He looks at the ways the New Testament verses by Paul, about faith, have been translated throughout history and the impact of Luther’s reading of the original Greek word. He then explores the practical impact of the different understandings in the lives of believers.

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From Milk to Solid Food- Sermon 22nd September 2019

Reading:

1 Corinthians 3:1-7

In his sermon this morning Rev. Bluett looked at Paul’s teachings to the Church at Corinth, exploring what was going wrong within that church community which led Paul to call them to move, spiritually speaking, from drinking milk to eating solid food.

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Encountering the Stranger- Sermon 4th August 2019

Reading:

Acts 8:26-39

In his sermon this morning Rev. Bluett explored the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch. He looked at some common perceptions of foreigners and asked what we, as Christians, are called to do when it comes to the treatment of aliens and strangers.

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A Dark Night of the Soul- Sermon 30th June 2019

Reading:

Psalm 22:1-2

In this sermon Rev. Bluett considered the common human experience of the dark night of the soul, examining the story of one of the most celebrated writers on Christianity, CS Lewis, and his struggle with faith following a difficult bereavement. He looked at how we, as Christians, might understand and respond to such struggles.

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The Cloud above the Tabernacle- Sermon 16th June 2019

Reading:

Numbers 9:15-23

In this sermon Rev. Bluett looked at the position of the church in current society and considered the story told in Numbers of the Hebrews camping and setting out under the command of the Lord, following God’s pillar of cloud wherever it led them. He reflected on how we can understand this story today as a model for placing our trust in God.

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Loving Your Enemies- Sermon 9th June 2019

Readings:

Luke 6:20-23

Luke 6:27-38

 

In this sermon Rev. Bluett considered the recent media coverage of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings and reflected on various stories arising from that time in history as well as relating an uplifting story about the movements towards healing and reconciliation being made by individuals and groups in the Middle East.

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