Sermon Archive (Page 2)

Sermon Archive (Page 2)

Holocaust Memorial Sunday

Today is Holocaust Memorial Sunday and also Homeless Sunday. In the midst of a troubled world we need more than ever to rediscover the Word of God for ourselves and live our lives by His standard.

Water Into Wine

This familiar story, which is told only in the gospel of John, is the third of the Epiphany themes and follows on from the visit of the Magi and the baptism of Jesus. It is the first revelation of who Jesus is to the ordinary people Israel, in his home town.

The Baptism of Jesus

Looking at the baptism of Jesus himself helps us to understand what our own baptism is about – not a box-ticking event but a call to action.

Epiphany 2019

It’s that time of year again, when we take down the Christmas tree and think about the visit of the Magi, and Herod’s role in the story. Who knew that Herod’s first wife was called … ? You’ll have to listen to find out!

Mary and Elizabeth

There is a recurring theme in the Old Testament of God providing for childless women and removing what was a huge stigma in ancient times. In Mary’s case, the provision of a child when she was still unmarried had quite the opposite effect and, willing as she was to do God’s will, she went to her cousin Elizabeth to seek counsel.

The Jesse Tree

In St Mary’s Priory, Abergavenny, is a medieval wooden sculpture known as the Jesse Tree depicting the history of the Jewish and Christian faiths. As we decorate our church Christmas tree we consider some of these anchor points of our faith.

Bible Sunday 2018

To find life in all its fullness is to follow Jesus, and to do that is to follow the word of God as revealed in the Bible.

Can you drink the cup I drink?

James and John ask Jesus whether they can sit at his right and left hand in his kingdom, and he responds by asking ‘can you drink the cup I drink?’ Such a simple question, like the questions that are asked at baptism, yet revealing that accepting Jesus is not to accept the easy path through life.

Amos on Social Injustice

This morning’s readings, from Amos chapter 5, calls on Israel to act justly, and Jesus talks about the difficulties of the rich young man. Rana looks at these readings from three angles: A call to review your theology A call to challenge our economic systems A call to transform yourself

Who is the greatest?

On the way to Capernaum the disciples argue amongst themselves about which of them is the greatest. Rana looks at the place greatness and ambition have in life today.