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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The Resurrection of Jesus- Sermon 28th April 2019

Reading:

Mark 16:1-8

In his concluding sermon on the gospel according to Mark, Rev. Bluett looked at the account of the resurrection of Jesus, comparing the passages in Mark to the other gospels and to Paul’s understanding of the risen Christ.

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Entering Jerusalem- Sermon 14th April 2019

Reading:

Mark 11:1-21

In this sermon, read by one of our Elders, Colin MacNeill, Rev. Bluett looked at Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem as described in the gospel according to Mark. He explored the significance of Jesus’s visit to the Temple, framed by the story of the fig tree.

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Journeying to Jerusalem- Sermon 7th April 2019

Readings:

Mark 9:2-8

Mark 10:17-31

Mark 10:46-52

In this sermon in his ongoing series, Rev. Bluett looked at the stories, in the gospel according to Mark, of the Transfiguration, the Rich Man and the healing of blind Bartimaeus, all of which occurred during Jesus’s journey towards Jerusalem.

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Seeing the Way- Sermon 31st April 2019

Reading:

Mark 8:22-38

In this sermon Rev. Peter Bluett continued his exploration of the gospel according to Mark by considering the passages in which Jesus begins to prepare His disciples for His journey to Jerusalem.

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Faith and Understanding- Sermon 24th March 2019

Reading:

Mark 7-8:21

In his continuing series on the gospels, Rev. Bluett looked, in this sermon, at a number of passages in the gospel according to Mark and explored the question of from where faith comes.

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The New Moses? Sermon 17th March 2019

Readings:

Mark 6:1-6

Mark 6:14-52

In his sermon this morning our Minister, Peter, continued his exploration of the Gospel according to Mark. He looked at the rejection of Jesus at Nazareth, the death of John the Baptist, the feeding of the five thousand and Jesus walking on water. In addressing the meaning of the passages, he explored the parallels between Jesus and Moses.

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Purity and Impurity- Sermon 10th March 2019

Reading:

Mark 5

 

In this morning’s sermon, Rev. Bluett, in his continuing series on the Gospels, looked at chapter 5 of the Gospel according to Mark. He considered the theme, running through the miracle stories told in that chapter, of purity and impurity.

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