Sermons on Discipleship (Page 2)
The readings today tell us to watch carefully for the signs of the times, though it also says that only God Himself knows when the end of all things will be. Mairwen challenges us to be watchful, not just for signs but for the opportunities that God is also presenting to us. A video clip was shown during the sermon which you can see here
As we celebrate Christ the King, Nick Haigh, mission chaplain from Lee Abbey Devon, looks at the importance of acknowledging his kingship for ourselves and working to bring in His kingdom.
The parable of the talents, says Barry, is a story not about money or about abilities but about what we do with the great treasure of the Gospel, given to us to work with.
The parable of the wedding banquet is one of the more difficult to understand, seemingly creating more questions than answers. Why were the guests so unwilling to attend? Why was one guest thrown out for not coming with the right clothes? And what does all this say about the kingdom of God?
Most Revd P K Samantaroy, Archbishop of northern India, preaches on Matthew 21 where Jesus describes Himself: ‘the stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’ and explores the issue of rejection, and how we need to widen our vision and resist the human quality which rejects those who are different from us.
Peter asks ‘how many times must I forgive my brother?’ and the book of Genesis tells no less than five stories of sibling rivalry. We need to look carefully at our relationships with our families and within our Christian family.
God’s message to Ezekiel, and through Ezekiel to His people was ‘I am making you responsible’. Who else will tell the world about Jesus if we don’t do it?
So as families up and down the country today are preparing for the onslaught of getting their children ready for school and sewing on the labels in to the new school uniform I thought I would reflect on how we teach and learn. It was in June 1987 – almost exactly 30 years ago – that I qualified as a teacher. In those days we spent a lot of time designing visual aids for our classes. I spent a whole… [Continue Reading]
At the transfiguration, God says of Jesus ‘This is my Son, whom I have chosen; listen to him’. But which version of Jesus are we listening to?
Chris unpicks the parable of the weeds in Matthew 13, exploring why the weeds are allowed to grow alongside the wheat.
Do not harden your hearts, but let God speak to you by His Spirit. He is waiting for us to listen …
On 17 June 2017 the Ministry Area held an Imagine Church Workshop day as a follow-up to the introduction earlier this year by Jo Vickery. These are the notes taken by Jeremy Bevan.