What is trinity? (Sermon 31 May 2015)

For Trinity Sunday, Glenn Peoples preached on the understanding of the Trinity and not taking John 3:16 for granted. The readings for this week – referred to in the sermon – were: Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 If you are interested, the full text of the Athanasian Creed can be found here   Enjoy.Continue reading “What is trinity? (Sermon 31 May 2015)”

Pentecost (Sermon 24 May 2015)

Today is Pentecost and Ben preaches about the coming of the Holy Spirit to the early church. The readings for this week – referred to in the sermon – were: Acts 1:3 – 2:18 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 John 14:11-17 Enjoy. Play on-line: Download mp3: Pentecost – 24 May 2015 If you a podcast user, youContinue reading “Pentecost (Sermon 24 May 2015)”

Discernment – how to make good decisions (Sermon 17 May 2015)

We have started to record sermons again.  This week Ben preached about discernment and making good decisions.  He refers to the five S’s: Scripture Spirit Saints Sense Sircumstances. The words for the song at the end are: I want to walk with you, For you guide me every step of the way. The readings forContinue reading “Discernment – how to make good decisions (Sermon 17 May 2015)”

Caring for creation

Today, we were joined in church by our animal companions – cats, dogs, rabbits and guinea pigs.  It was a time to give thanks for the gifts they bring into our lives and reflect on our responsibility to care for creation. Ben started his sermon by talking about how his parent’s got him a catContinue reading “Caring for creation”

Orientation, disorientation, new orientation (6 October 2013)

Today, Ben took us through a difficult set of readings. Starting with the despair of Lamentations 1:1-6.  Then he had the full version of Psalm 137 read.  You will recognise the start of this as “By the rivers of Babylon” but it ends with a desire for vengeance on the children of Babylon. It isContinue reading “Orientation, disorientation, new orientation (6 October 2013)”

Becoming disciples (Bishop’s charge and sermon)

Our sermon this Sunday was the replay of our Bishop’s charge from Synod.  Bishop Justin talks about the next stage in our journey together, of becoming disciples. The gospel reading we used today was Luke 14:25-33.  This reading talks about the cost of discipleship and taking account of what we need to let go off.  Continue reading “Becoming disciples (Bishop’s charge and sermon)”

All those who humble themselves will be exalted (Sermon 1 September 2013)

We returned to the lectionary readings this Sunday. While Ben went to help with the opening of Kids’ Church,  James Vinod preached for us on the reading from Luke which talks about taking our place with humility. The audio includes the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel readings at the start.  These are as follows: JeremiahContinue reading “All those who humble themselves will be exalted (Sermon 1 September 2013)”

Doing conflict well together

Ben concludes his set of opening sermons by how we handle conflict between us. He talks about our need to take responsibility to resolve our differences and not wait for others to come to us. The readings for the day, referred to in the sermon, are: Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 51 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 5:21-24 IfContinue reading “Doing conflict well together”