30/03/2014 sermon. Jesus’ peaceful zeal for God and for people (Mark 12:13-24)

In our Communion service on Sunday 30th March 2014, our Minister Peter considered Jesus’ peaceful zeal for God and for other people; contrasting the Kingdom of God with the Kingdom of man in the context of Mark 12:13-17.  A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see this Bible reading online, please follow the links to Mark 12:13-17 on the BibleGateway website

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26/01/2014 sermon. What lies at the heart of Christianity. Part 2 Trying to understand suffering (Psalm 22:1-18 and Matthew 5:13-16)

In our Communion service on Sunday 26th January 2014, our Minister Peter considered suffering in the context of Psalm 22:1-18 (Plea for Deliverance from Suffering and Hostility) and Matthew 5:13-16 (Salt and Light).  Peter also highlighted the importance of remembering that as Christians with a living faith, God works both in us and alongside us.

A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see these Bible readings online, please follow these links to:

19/01/2014 sermon. What lies at the heart of Christianity. Part 1 Religion, belief and faith

In our service on Sunday 19th January 2014, we had the privilege of participating in the dedication of Lewis Newall.  A recording of Lewis’ dedication is available to play below:

Our Minister Peter then considered part 1 on the theme of “What lies at the heart of Christianity, and why it matters, and considered religion, belief and faith in the context of Matthew 6:19-21 and 2 Corinthians 5:11-21. A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see these Bible readings online, please follow these links to:

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12/01/2014 sermon. “Being curious to grow in wisdom” (Mark 6:1-6 and Luke 2:41-52)

In our service on Sunday 12th January 2014, our Minister Peter considered the importance of asking questions to grow in wisdom in the context of Mark 6:1-6 and Luke 2:41-52.

Peter concluded his sermon with the tongue-in-cheek “prayer of an ageing woman”

A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

To see these Bible readings online, please follow these links to:

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05/01/2014 sermon. “Family” (Matthew 12:46-50 and Mark 3:19-21)

In our first ‘All Age’ service of 2014, our Minister Peter told the congregation about his family, and then considered family in the context of Matthew 12:46-50 and Mark 3:19-21.

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A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

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29/12/2013 sermon. “Why do we believe what we believe?” (Luke 15:25-32 and Mark 10:46)

In our last service of 2013, our Minister Peter considered ‘why we believe what we believe’, drawing on Luke 15:25-32 (the Prodigal Son’s brother’s response to his return) and Mark 10:46-52 (The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus).

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A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

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17/11/2013 Romans 12. The story of Keisha Thomas, and humility

In our service on Sunday, our Minister Peter considered Romans 12, the story of Keisha Thomas, and then humility in the context of four readings involving Jesus; John 4 (Jesus and the Woman of Samaria), Luke 19 (The story of Zaccheus), John 8 (The Woman caught committing adultery), and John 13 (Jesus washes the Disciples’ Feet).

To see the Bible readings online, please follow the links below to the BibleGateway website:

A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

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10/11/2013 Remembrance Sunday Service – Isaiah 2:1-4. God’s presence in the depths of darkness. Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown

In our Remembrance Sunday Service, we remembered with great sadness the people who have given up their lives in the wars that have been fought.

Our Minister, Peter considered the incredible story of Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown in the Second World War, and Isaiah 2:1-4 (which can be found online on the BibleGateway website).

A recording of the service’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download the sermon to your computer.

More on Franz Stigler and Charlie Brown’s story can be seen in the video below:

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29/09/13 sermon – What we notice compared to God’s vision (Jeremiah 1:4-12)

On Sunday 29th September 2013, we were pleased to welcome back Rev Dr George Whyte who led our communion service in Peter’s absence.  Rev Dr George Whyte considered Jeremiah 1:4-12 (The call of Jeremiah) and what Jeremiah noticed compared to God’s vision (The Almond Tree and Watching – ‘shaked and shoked’).

If you would like to see the bible reading online, please follow this link to read Jeremiah 1:4-12 online on the BibleGateway website.

Dr Whyte’s sermon is available to play below, or by right clicking on this link to download to your computer.