Sermons from August 2019

Sermons from August 2019

Challenging the Mainstream

One of the reasons Jesus became unpopular with the religious authorities of the day was that he was always challenging their mainstream views and traditional stance. And yet, 2000 years later, Christianity is viewed by many as the mainstream. How could we think differently and view the world through God’s eyes today, rather than rely solely on the view handed down? We sang an old and perhaps less familiar hymn as part of this service, which has some challenging words… [Continue Reading]

Fire, not Peace

Although we refer to Jesus as Prince of Peace, in Luke’s Gospel (Luke 12:49-53) he says he has not come to bring peace but fire and division. How does this apparent contradiction stack up with what we know about Jesus?

Living by Faith

Abraham is commended for his faith in believing, in his old age, that God would provide him not just with an heir but with so many descendants that there would be too many to count.

We Are One

Today’s readings from Ecclesiastes “All is meaningless”, and the parable from Luke’s Gospel about the man who built more and bigger barns, help us to focus on the practical working out of the Gospel, which calls us to share our resources and our lives, and to live as one people. One of the items mentioned in Richard’s sermon was the Share The World’s Resources website, and in particular their call for article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,… [Continue Reading]