Sermon Archives

December 25, 2019

Christmas Day

Unless this is your first time experiencing Christmas, I expect you have heard Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus – census, Joseph and Mary travelling to Bethlehem, the birth (no room in the inn), the manger, the angel, the shepherds, the host of angels singing, the go and-see and wow we found him! We […]

December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve

I think we all have a clear understanding that clothes speak about us. Uniforms – military or ecclesiastical – medical or retail – police or judiciary – remind the wearer and the observer that the person is part of something – an organisation or group – and depending on what markings, labels, insignia exist we […]

December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Readings and Carols

I walked into the police station and one of the officers said to me, ‘Should you still be on about the Virgin Birth?’. He likes to stir and there was a twinkle in his eye. I have to think fast when chatting to him and often think of better things to say afterwards! ‘If the […]

December 31, 2017

First Sunday after Christmas

And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) and to offer a sacrifice […]

December 25, 2017

Christmas Day 2017

1Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3He is the radiance of the glory of God and […]

December 25, 2016

Christmas Day 2016

Christmas Day 2016 The Real Jesus How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” The voice of your watchmen—they lift up their voice; together they sing for joy; for eye […]

December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve 2016 The God who comes to serve! The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone. You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as […]

January 3, 2016

2nd Sunday after Christmas

Living in a Real World Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he […]

December 27, 2015

1st Sun after Christmas

One day at a time Have you ever felt in yourself or perhaps you’ve heard it said that there really is a disconnect between one’s Sunday worship for an hour or so and the rest of one’s life? At its grossest is the person who says that he loves God but hates his brother and […]

December 25, 2015

Christmas Eve 2015 and Christmas Day 2015

Christmas Eve 2015 Does God dwell with his people? And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. (Revelation 21:3 ESV) Today’s declaration – […]

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