• ‘A ransom for many’ – sermon notes

    The 2nd of a pair of sermons on Mark 10:45  “For even the Son of Man did ...

  • ‘Be strong in the Lord’ – sermon notes

    Text: Ephesians 6:10-18 On 6th June 1944 – ‘D Day’ - the Allied forces ...

  • ‘Give us today our daily bread’ – sermon notes

    Text: Mt 6:11 The Lord's Prayer is a wonderful prayer: wonderful in its simplicity, ...

  • ‘In my Father’s house’ – sermon notes

    Text: Lk 2:41-52 After the angels went back into heaven, after the shepherds ...

  • ‘It is for your good that I am going’ – sermon notes

    Text - John 16:5-15 It is a horrible thought to try to imagine life without ...

  • ‘Not only…but also’ – sermon notes

    Text: John 5:1-18  [Bible Study Notes on John 5] John's Gospel has been likened ...

  • ‘This will be a sign to you’ – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 2:12 - "This will be a sign to you" There is something surprising ...

  • ‘Who am I to…’ – sermon notes

    Text: Joshua, chapter 1 The great moment had almost arrived.  After 40 years ...

  • ‘Wives, Children, Slaves…’ – sermon notes

    Text: Colossians 3:18-4:1 Well, it's not looking too good for wives, children ...

  • ‘You are the Christ’ – sermon notes

    Text: Mark 8:27-38 Mark's Gospel simply bursts with energy.  Compared with ...

  • ‘Welcome me, welcome my people’ – sermon notes

    Text: Matthew 25:31-46 Died recently: Leslie Grantham: jailed for murder, sacked ...

  • “Another Counselor” – sermon notes

    Text: John 14:16  "I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor ...

  • “Be strong” – sermon notes

    Text - 2 Timothy 2:1-13 (This represented a new departure for me.  Finally, ...

  • “Dear Theophilus” – sermon notes

  • “Do you love me?” – sermon notes

    John 21:15-25 I recently heard a true story about a bishop and a dentist. The ...

  • “I thank God for you” – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

  • “If the world hates you…” – sermon notes

    Text: John 15:18 – 16:4 We are eavesdropping on a meal-time conversation. ...

  • “Not to be served, but to serve” – sermon notes

    This is the 1st of a pair of sermons on Mark 10:45  “For even the Son ...

  • “Tabitha, get up!” – sermon notes

    Text: Acts 9:32-43 How do you like your Christianity?  Spectacular, or ordinary? ...

  • “What will this child be?” – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 1:57-80

  • “Your faith has healed you” – sermon notes

    Text: Mark 10:52 An effect: ‘healed’ ‘Sozo’ = to save. We tend to think ...

  • A brand plucked from the fire – sermon notes

    Text: Joshua 2 The Israelites are camped just to the east of the river Jordan. ...

  • A day in the life of – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 4:31-44 If in the previous passage Jesus publishes his mission statement, ...

  • A day to remember – sermon notes

    Luke 1:5-25, 57-66 Is there any one day that stands out in your life? For Zechariah, ...

  • A demonised boy healed – sermon notes

    Text: Mark 9:9-32 It had been a mountain-top experience to top the lot. Right ...

  • A living hope – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Peter 1:1-12 ‘My dearest sister, I offer you no consolation, for ...

  • A still small voice – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Kings 19 Recently, I caught a snippet of a phone-in on local radio, ...

  • A sure and certain hope – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Peter 3 “If only we’d known how that holiday would turn out,” ...

  • A tale of two families – sermon notes

    Romans 5:12-21. I wonder how far back you can trace your family tree?  Not ...

  • Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly – sermon notes

    Micah 6:1-8 Courtroom dramas:- Accused, The Brief, The Courtroom, Criminal ...

  • Adam and Christ – sermon notes

    Text: Romans 5:12-21. There are many different kinds of people in the world: ...

  • Against the tide – sermon notes

    2 Thess. 3:6-15 The church in Thessalonica – a model church in many ways, ...

  • Aim high, dig deep, build together – sermon notes

    Ephesians 4:1-16 Ephesians the Switzerland of the NT. But Switzerland isn’t ...

  • An interview with Joseph – ‘sermon’ notes

    Text: Mt 1:18-25 [Note: the following was presented in the form of a semi-scripted, ...

  • An ordinary Christian life – sermon notes

    Text: Titus 2 When Shawn Tayler married Theresa Warr, the wedding took place ...

  • An unlikely candidate – sermon notes

    Text: Mark 10:46-52 Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem.  There he would suffer ...

  • Ananias and Sapphira – sermon notes

    Text: Acts 4:32-5:16 It’s a shocking story.  What is our gut reaction? Disbelief? ...

  • Anna – a meditation

    Text: Luke 2:21-38 More than 80 years before Jesus was born in that manger ...

  • Apostolic concerns – sermon notes

    1 Timothy 6:3-21 Parents can love their children too much – or so they are ...

  • Aspects of love – sermon notes

    Text: Song of Songs 7:9b-8:7 The Song of Songs is a strange, unique, beautiful ...

  • Babylon – sermon notes

    Isaiah 13:1 - 14:2 [Note: I was trying to be less tied to my notes, hence ...

  • Baptised in the sea – sermon notes

    Exodus 14 The crossing of the Red Sea is used throughout Scripture as a picture ...

  • Be fruitful – sermon notes

    Text: John 15:1-17 Have you ever been parted from someone you love?  A boy ...

  • Be obedient – sermon notes

    This is the first of two sermons on Deuteronomy 6, preached at Holy Trinity, ...

  • Be thankful for great mercies – sermon notes

    As part of my current drive to be less dependent on written notes, this was ...

  • Before and after – sermon notes

    Ephesians 2:1-10 Transition: chapter division. Ch 1: 19f ‘His incomparably ...

  • Before and after – sermon notes (v2)

    Ephesians 2:1-10 Transformations.  DIY SOS, Restorations, Homes Under The ...

  • Beginning and continuing with Christ – sermon notes

    Text: Colossians 1:1-14 Paul's letter to the Colossians is an absolute treasure. ...

  • Best supporting act – sermon notes

    Text - Philippians 2:19-30 When the BAFTAs and the Oscars are held, there are ...

  • Can God be trusted, even in the dark? – sermon notes

    Text: Ruth 1 Can God be trusted, even in the dark? When your world has collapsed, ...

  • Can we know God? – sermon notes

    These are the notes of a sermon I preached at Holy Trinity, Norwich, in June ...

  • Christian unity: God’s part and ours – sermon notes

    Text: Ephesians 4:1-6 We have reached the half-way stage in our exploration ...

  • Completely, for ever – sermon notes

    Text: Hebrews 7 “This Melchizedek”. I’m trying to imagine a conversation ...

  • Contempt of court – sermon notes

    Text: Jer 28 For over a century, the kingdoms of Israel and Judah had been ...

  • Contentment – sermon notes

    Text: Psalm 16 Are you contented? Alexander the Great conquered the known world.  ...

  • Continue as you began – sermon notes

    Text: Galatians 3:1-18 Tom was a world-class athlete. He had reached the pinnacle ...

  • Continue in the gospel – sermon notes

    2 Timothy 3 What kind of church do we want to be?  A gospel church.  Guard ...

  • Don’t be deceived – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Thess 2:1-12 ‘In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.’  The chief ...

  • Don’t miss out – sermon notes

    Text: Hebrews 4:1-13 [These are the notes of a short sermon prepared for an ...

  • Doubting Thomas, believing Thomas – sermon notes

    Text: Jn 20:24-31 On the evening of the first Easter Sunday, the disciples ...

  • Elijah and the prophets of Baal – sermon notes

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  • Everlasting Father – sermon notes

    Text: Isa 9:6 The relationship between the OT and NT is that of promise ...

  • Feeding five thousand – sermon notes

    Mark 6:30-44 Two banquets. Disciples return, excited but exhausted.  They ...

  • Feeding the five thousand – sermon notes

    Text: John 6:1-15  [See here for the Bible Study Notes on this passage] As ...

  • Fishers of men – sermon notes

    Luke 5:1-11 Do you remember the day you became a follower of Jesus Christ? ...

  • Five things you should know about Jesus – sermon notes

    Text: Mark 2:1-3:6 Christianity is Christ.  The Christian faith stands or ...

  • Forgiven! – sermon notes

    Text: Psalm 32 Happiness is ‘…an unexpected piece of chocolate’, ‘…Friday’; ...

  • Four witnesses – sermon notes

    Mark 1:1-20 A book by Philip Pullman : ‘The good man Jesus and the scoundrel ...

  • From alienation to reconciliation – sermon notes

    Text; Ephesians 2:11-18 In South Africa, Nelson Mandela lies in hospital on ...

  • From bad to worse – sermon notes

    Exodus 5 ‘Things are going from bad to worse’ …mutterered the teenager ...

  • From death to life – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 7:11-17 The miracle which is about to be recounted was one of just ...

  • From groaning to glory – sermon notes

    Text: Romans 8:18-30 Baghdad, July 30th 1919. Dear Walter, I’ve got some ...

  • From sickness to health – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 5:12-16 This chapter tells us about the difference that Jesus makes ...

  • God can be trusted – sermon notes

    Text: Isaiah 41 1. Who is asking the questions? Not the nations! – It’s ...

  • God rescues – sermon notes

    Text: Judges 3:7-11  ‘If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times.' ...

  • God’s covenant with Abraham – sermon notes

    Text: Gen 15:1-21 Some while ago, the BBC ran a series called 'Reputations',  ...

  • Godisnowhere – sermon notes

    Text: Exodus 1 Have you ever felt as though you were hanging on to your Christian ...

  • Hagar and Ishmael: does God really care?

    Genesis 21:8-21 God had made a promise to Abraham, and part of that promise ...

  • Happily ever after? – sermon notes

    Text: Nehemiah 11-12 It has been a long, long wait. 1500 years before, the ...

  • Healing faith – sermon notes

    Text: Mark 5:21-43 The early chapters of the Gospel of Mark present a number ...

  • How do you do that? – sermon notes

    Text - Acts 14:8-20 How many people sometimes feel inadequate, discouraged ...

  • How long, O Lord? – sermon notes

    Habakkuk 1:1-2:1 Daily life...is the painful reality of starvation, AIDS, and ...

  • Hurrah for politicians and taxes! – sermon notes

    Romans 13:1-7 I wonder how many of us muttered, ‘Thanks be to God’ through ...

  • I’m not eating that! – sermon notes

    Text: Acts 10 This is a wonderful story of how God worked separately in the ...

  • Immanuel, God with us – sermon notes

    Text: Isaiah 7 The time is 735 BC or thereabouts.  The southern kingdom of ...

  • Inside the fish – sermon notes

    Text: Jonah 2 "Friends, I want to speak to you about wickedness in the world ...

  • Is it worth it? – sermon notes

    Text: Acts 5:17-end Imagine what it must have been like to have been ...

  • Is your faith in good working order? – sermon notes

    James 2:14-26 We ensure that our cars, our central heating boilers, and our ...

  • Jesus before the Sanhedrin – sermon notes

    Matthew 26:57-68 This sermon was preached in two parts.  The first part was ...

  • Jesus can keep you secure – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 8 :22-25 Fear comes in so many shapes and sizes that it has a vocabulary ...

  • Jesus tempted – sermon notes

    Text: Matt. 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13. Lk 3:38 has indicated the connection ...

  • Joshua 101 – sermon notes

    Joshua 1 It’s taken us millions of years to discover it, but four days ago ...

  • Josiah’s reforms – sermon notes

    [stextbox id="download" float="true" align="right" width="250"][manual_related_posts][/stextbox]Text: ...

  • Judas’ story and Mary’s story – sermon notes

    Text: Matthew 26:1-16 [Note: these are notes of a sermon preached in two parts, ...

  • Just a bowl of soup! – sermon notes

    Genesis 25:19-34 ‘Just happened to’ visit some friends of my parents, which ...

  • Keep being obedient – sermon notes

    This is the second of two sermons on Deuteronomy 6 preached at Holy Trinity, ...

  • Keep faithful to the word – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Timothy 4:1-8 Here we have some of the very last words spoken or written ...

  • Kingdom righteousness – sermon notes

    Text: Mt 5:17-48 The Sermon on the Mount is the most comprehensive and systematically ...

  • Life in the Spirit – sermon notes

    Romans 8:1-17 Where do we start with Romans 8?  It’s a sumptuous banquet ...

  • Lips OK, heart far away – sermon notes

    Text - Mark 7:1-23.  Here are my Bible Study Notes on this passage. How ...

  • Little faith, great God – sermon notes

    Text: John 20:1-18 There is no evidence that she had ever been a prostitute. ...

  • Live in harmony – sermon notes

    1 Peter 3:8-15a Peter’s purpose in writing was to encourage persecuted Christians ...

  • Living simply – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Timothy 6:3-10, 17-19. Could we be contented with less in order to ...

  • Look at Peter now! – sermon notes

    Text: Acts 2 In the Gospel narratives, we have seen Peter by the sea of Galilee, ...

  • Lord of the future – sermon notes

    Text - Daniel 9 When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother, 'What will ...

  • Love one another – sermon notes

    Text: 1 John 4:7-21 The purpose of this Epistle.  The need for reassurance.  ...

  • Love, hypocrisy, forgiveness – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 7:36-50  [For the Bible Study Notes on Luke 7, see here] Our Lord ...

  • Martha – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 10:38-42 I'd like you to imagine that you are visiting Bethany in ...

  • Money – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Timothy 6:3-10, 17-19 Which of the following is the odd one out? Faith, ...

  • More? – sermon notes

    Colossians 2:6-23 Do you long for more in your Christian life?  Paul did, ...

  • No idols – sermon notes

    Text: Exodus 20:4-6  [See here for the Bible Study Notes on this passage] ...

  • Not ashamed – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Timothy 1:11-18 We come to the second instalment in this series on ...

  • Not cleverly invented stories – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Peter 1:12-21 How good are you at remembering things? There is a little ...

  • On trial – sermon notes

    Note: this short message was delivered in two parts during the course of an ...

  • One who doubted – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 7:18-35. 1. Who is Jesus? John was puzzled by Jesus' ministry.  ...

  • Out of Egypt – sermon notes

    Matthew 2:13-23 V13 - ‘When they had gone’ – that same night? Whatever ...

  • Out with the old, in with the new – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Corinthians 3:7-18 [See here for the Bible Study Notes on this passage] ...

  • Passionate about justice – sermon notes

    Text: Isaiah 10 Should Christians devote themselves only to evangelism and ...

  • Praying under pressure – sermon notes

    Praying Under Pressure, Acts 4:5-31 (esp. 23-31) The healing of the crippled ...

  • Purpose, power, proclamation – sermon notes

    [Notes of a sermon originally preached in 2003] Text: Exodus 8:20-9:35, esp. ...

  • Rainbow promise – sermon notes

    Text: Gen 8:20-9:17 I wonder if you have ever experienced a state of emergency?  ...

  • Reasons to trust – sermon notes

    Text: Mt 6:19-7:12 After the making of Zeffirelli's film, Jesus of Nazareth, ...

  • Redeemed from the curse of the law – sermon notes

    Text: Galatians 3:13-14 Acceptance by God is a matter of grace from beginning ...

  • Rejected – sermon notes

    Text: John 19:1-16a Of all the different kinds of pain that men and women have ...

  • Relationships – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Peter 3:8-15a [This short sermon was preached at a service of Holy ...

  • Returning King – sermon notes

    Text: Acts 1:1-11 From the middle of the 2nd century onwards, the 5th book ...

  • Ruth, Naomi and Boaz – sermon notes

    Text: Ruth 4 The story of Ruth has been told as a drama in four Acts. In Act ...

  • Should you not know justice? – sermon notes

    Text: Micah 3

  • Simeon – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 2:25-35 When Jesus Christ laid down his life on the cross of Calvary, ...

  • Situation vacant – sermon notes

    Text: Micah 2

  • Spiritual warfare – sermon notes

    Text: Exodus 17:8-16 We stand, as it were, at a mid-point between two vast ...

  • Stairway to heaven – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Pet 3:13 - 'In keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a ...

  • Stilling the storm – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 8:22-25 The Gospel of Luke is obsessed with one question.  It is ...

  • Talking, planning – sermon notes

    [Asked to preach twice on the same day from James 4:4-17, I developed two sermons, ...

  • Thanksgiving – sermon notes

    Text: Psalm 100 Our everyday lives are saturated with ‘thankyous'. Thankyou ...

  • The ‘triumphal’ entry – sermon notes

    Matthew 21:1-16 (Mk 11:1-10; Lk 19:29-38; Jn 12:12-15) Grand entrances.  Wedding.  ...

  • The anointing at Bethany – sermon notes

    Text: John 12:1-11 (also Mark 14:1-11) Introduction Who do you identify with?  ...

  • The baptism of Jesus – sermon notes

    Text: Lk 3:15-23a It's been a long time since Christmas.  30 years, in fact.  ...

  • The Beatitudes – sermon notes (v1)

    Text: Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus of Nazareth first burst into the public limelight ...

  • The Beatitudes – sermon notes (v2)

    Text: Matthew 5:1-10 Picture a sumo wrestler…an aging rock star…a mad professor…a ...

  • The birth of Jesus – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 2:1-18 ‘History teaches us’ claimed the philosopher Hegel, ‘that ...

  • The Bread of Life – sermon notes

    Text: John 6:25-40 (Because preached to an elderly congregation, the Authorised ...

  • The call of Abram – sermon notes

    Text: Gen 12:1-9 It was the adventure of a life-time. Sure, by modern standards, ...

  • The call of Levi – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 5:27-32 What would you rather do: eat your last Rolo yourself, or ...

  • The Christian and the Bible – sermon notes

    Text: Matthew 13:3-9; 18-23 It is springtime by the Sea of Galilee. Great numbers ...

  • The Christian race – sermon notes

    These are the notes of a sermon preached on Sunday 29th July 2012.  The Olympic ...

  • The cost of discipleship – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 9:18-27 Luke 9:23 And he said to them all, If any man will come ...

  • The Day of the Lord – sermon notes

    Text - 2 Peter 3 “If only we’d known how that holiday would turn out,” ...

  • The doctrine of election – sermon notes

    Following are my sermon notes on the doctrine of election.  This was preached ...

  • The doctrine of the resurrection – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Cor 15 1.  WHAT? - The Fact of the Resurrection Vv1-11, esp. [...] ...

  • The dream of Nebuchadnezzar – sermon notes

    Text: Daniel 2 Once a year, in late October or early November, a very British ...

  • The end is near – sermon notes

    1 Peter 4 The letter begins: Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God's elect, ...

  • The Gerasene demoniac – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 8:26-39 What a day this is turning out to be! That really was the ...

  • The Good Shepherd – sermon notes

    Text: John 10:1-21 w Ezekiel 34 John's Gospel has famously been likened to 'a ...

  • The grace of giving – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Chron 29:1-20; 2 Corinthians 8:1-10 This sermon was not prepared for a ...

  • The hope we profess – sermon notes

    Hebrews 10:23 With v19 we come to the great turning-point of this epistle. ...

  • The Kingdom dies? – sermon notes

    (This was part of a series on the Kingdom of God.) Text: Mt 27 The theme of ...

  • The Last Supper – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 22:7-20 I wonder how many meals you have eaten in your life? Assuming ...

  • The marks of a Spirit-filled church – sermon notes

    Text: Acts 2:41-47 What a tragedy that precious truths of God are trampled ...

  • The most important thing in the world – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11  [See here for the Bible Study Notes on this passage] ...

  • The overture – sermon notes

    Text: Isaiah 1 She’s looks as if she has been the victim of a vicious mugging.  ...

  • The parable of the shrewd manager – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 16:1-13 The Story A rich land-owner, his manager who had complete ...

  • The parable of the ten minas – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 19:11-27  [See here for the Bible Study Notes on this passage] ...

  • The Parable of the Tenants – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 20:9-19 Famous last words: "I'm looking for a loop-hole," (W.C. ...

  • The Passover – sermon notes

    Text: Exodus 12:1-13  [See here for my Bible Study Notes on this passage] ...

  • The power to judge – sermon notes

    A dramatised sermon, based on the account of King Ahab in 1 Kings 21-22 Act ...

  • The rich young ruler – sermon notes 1

    [A longer sermon on this subject can be found here] Text: Mark 10:17-31   ...

  • The rich young ruler – sermon notes 2

    [A shorter sermon on this subject can be found here] Text: Luke 18:18-27 (also ...

  • The righteous will live by faith – sermon notes

    Habakkuk 2:2-20 Summary so far Ch. 1 (questioning, listening, disputing) We ...

  • The road to Emmaus – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 24:13-35  [See here for the Bible Study Notes on this passage] ...

  • The serpent and the seed – sermon notes

    Genesis 3:15 In the idyllic setting of ch 2, there had been just one prohibition, ...

  • The Seven Seals – sermon notes

    Text: Revelation 6,7 Revelation has suffered at the hands of both its critics ...

  • The shadow of Calvary – sermon notes

    Mark 14:32-42 It took place in Gethsemane, an olive grove at the foot of the ...

  • The sheep and the goats – sermon notes

    Text: Matthew 25:31-46 This is a very well-known passage - most of us are familiar ...

  • The sower- sermon notes

    Text: Mark 4:1-20 Spring-time by the Sea of Galilee.  A large crowd gathered ...

  • The sting in the tail – sermon notes

    Text: Acts 2:36-41 This chapter is one of the most celebrated passages in the ...

  • The sufferings and glory of Christ – sermon notes

    Isaiah 53:11 expresses more clearly than any other in the poem the transition ...

  • The three horizons – sermon notes

    Genesis 12:1-9 After repeated failure, here is God's new beginning. Three horizons:- ...

  • The three visitors – sermon notes

    Text: Genesis 18:1-15 The story of Abraham is the story of a promise. Back ...

  • The Transfiguration – sermon notes

    Text: Mark 9:2-13 The Transfiguration is one of the strangest, and one of ...

  • The turning point – sermon notes

    Exodus 2 Many of us have known and loved the story of ‘Moses in the Bullrushes’ ...

  • The two houses – sermon notes

    Matthew 7:24-29 Two men each built themselves a house.  One built his house ...

  • The unsearchable riches of Christ – sermon notes

    Text: Ephesians 3:1-13 The letter to the Ephesians has been called the ‘Switzerland’ ...

  • The visit of the Magi – sermon notes

    Text: Matthew 2:11 - 'On coming to the house, they saw the child with his ...

  • The water of life – sermon notes

    Text: John 4:5-15 [See here for the Bible Study Notes on this passage] We have ...

  • The wisdom of the Spirit – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Corinthians 2:6-16 Let's begin by celebrating some of the great achievements ...

  • The woman at the well – sermon notes

    Text - John 4:29: "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. [...] ...

  • The Word became flesh – sermon notes

    Text: John 1:14 'The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. [...] ...

  • This bounteous God – sermon notes

    Text: Psalm 65 ‘Your God is too small’  By presenting God in his true ...

  • Three words of warning – sermon notes

    Text: Mark 14:27-31. Everyday life is full of warnings:- health, flood, gale.  ...

  • Togetherness – sermon notes

    1 Peter 3:8 We live our Christian lives under intense scrutiny.  1:12 – ...

  • Totally devoted – sermon notes

    Text: Joshua 5:12-6:27 The Israelites have been camped out on the eastern ...

  • Two ways to live – sermon notes

    Matthew 7:13-29 Intro: ‘It ain’t those parts of the Bible I don’t understand ...

  • Under the influence – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Pet 3:8-22 Physically attacked, socially isolated, emotionally abused, ...

  • Walking on water – sermon notes

    Mark 6 Easy to trivialise: spoof job descriptions clergy and church secretary; ...

  • Ways to pray – sermon notes

    Text: Mt 6:1-18 The first reference to prayer in the Bible occurs in Genesis ...

  • Welcoming the stranger – sermon notes

    Isaiah 56:1-8 Ethiopian eunuch, Acts 8:27ff.  He asked, “Of whom is the ...

  • What happened next? – sermon notes

    Text: Matthew 21; Mark 11; Luke 19.  (This sermon was preached at an all-age ...

  • What has God done for the church? – sermon notes

    Text: Eph 3:1-13Paul has just been speaking, Eph 2, about the new society that ...

  • What if Jesus did not pray? – sermon notes

    A long time ago, a young man finished an evening meal with his friends, spoke ...

  • What is God of the Old Testament really like? – sermon notes

    Text: Micah 1-2 Micah - historical and geographical background Let me read ...

  • What is God up to? – sermon notes

    Exodus 2:11-25 “Why do I bother to keep forgiving him?” shrugs the woman, ...

  • What kind of church do we want to be? – sermon notes

    Text: 1 Timothy 4:9-16 [Note: this sermon was preached the Sunday after the ...

  • What time is it? – sermon notes

    Text: Lk 12:54-13:8 Does anyone know what time it is?  Looking at your watch ...

  • What would Jesus say to Chicken Little? – sermon notes

    Text: 2 Peter 3 Chicken Little was a little chick with a credibility problem.  ...

  • When Christians disagree – sermon notes

    Romans 15:1-13 I've sometimes thought nursing might be OK without patients, ...

  • When the Spirit comes

    “When the Spirit comes” - John 16:5-15 It’s a horrible thought to try ...

  • Will the real Jesus…? – sermon notes

    Text: John 7:25-52 Kid McCoy was a US boxer, world champion in 1896. He became ...

  • Witnessing in the workplace – sermon notes

    Text: Titus 2:9f The most common type of employment throughout the Roman Empire ...

  • Work – sermon notes

    Here are notes of a sermon on work, based on relevant passages in the book ...

  • Yesterday, today and for ever – sermon notes

    Text: Hebrews 13:8 - 'Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and for ever' ...

  • You hypocrite! – sermon notes

    Text: Matthew 6:1-18 Everybody has an outside and an inside; a public exterior ...

  • You know me – sermon notes

    Psalm 139 It was going so well!  Here is one of the most beautiful and personal ...

  • You will be my witnesses – sermon notes

    Acts 1:8 - "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you ...

  • Zechariah – sermon notes

    Luke 1:5-25 Each of the four Gospels has a different starting-point. John: ...