Sermons

September 27, 2019

An Awkward Story

I have to share with you in researching the commentators for this parable of the unjust steward, they were not much help.  Even so great a theologian and philosopher as […]
September 27, 2019

Discipleship and Hope

I was recently watching my grandson’s weekly swimming lesson.  While at the pool, I saw a young father play and encourage his small son as the lesson progressed. Each week […]
September 1, 2019

Humility and Entitlement – Jesus’ Invitation to Dinner

Let mutual love continue.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. (Heb. 13:1-2) The ideas and expectations Jesus […]
August 25, 2019

Freedom To Love

I was speaking recently with a dear friend who’s been diagnosed with cancer, a man who has consistently denied the existence of God.  We are, apparently, an accident of the […]
August 14, 2019

Remaining Alert and Ready!

This week I decided to try and make some orange marmalade as we had some left-over oranges off our trees. I read the recipe and made sure I had the […]
August 7, 2019

A Rich Fool

A rich man is being called a fool by Jesus! I wonder how we would react if that was said to us by Jesus. Would we react like Donald Trump […]
July 19, 2019

The Way of Life

I read this familiar story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37) with pleasure and recognised the questions it always raises for me, I suspect, like many of you.  As I […]
July 12, 2019

Journeys

When we commence a journey we plan and prepare.  I’ve recently returned from the UK and my planning started months ago, booking flights, car parking, booking a hire car, places to […]
June 5, 2019

Courage and Humility

It takes a great deal of courage and humility to acknowledge differences between one another and to be able to sit with differences, let differences exist and not be frightened […]
May 27, 2019

Peace, Hope and Love

I was watching a television programme earlier this week which asked a group of individuals with relevant experience, questions about a specific topic. On this occasion, it was about the […]
May 19, 2019

God in the ‘In-Between’ Times

The readings today in John’s Gospel and Revelation offer us a moment to reflect on what I would like to call, the ‘in-between’ times.  Here we find ourselves sitting alongside […]
April 28, 2019

Forgiveness, Resurrection and Peace

Fear and closed doors are no barrier to the resurrected Jesus. Like many of you I have watched on television and read the reports of the dreadful slaughter and murder […]