Sermon Archives

December 26, 2021

1st Sunday after Christmas

The Christmas letter not on easy street 22 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 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called […]

December 19, 2021

4th Sunday of Advent

He’s our Lord too! 39 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, 42 and […]

December 5, 2021

2nd Sunday of Advent

Getting the message right – Getting the message out When writing to Theophilus, Luke did his preparations and research into the life of Jesus and anchors it in time and place. We meet Zechariah the priest during the reign of Herod, king of Judea. 6 months into Zechariah’s wife’s pregnancy the angel Gabriel goes to […]

November 28, 2021

1st Sunday of Advent

In real time 25[Jesus said] “And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves, 26 people fainting with fear and with foreboding of what is coming on the world. For the powers of the […]

November 14, 2021

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Travelling confidently in the landscape 11 And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12 But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13 waiting from that time until his […]

November 7, 2021

Observing The Festival of All Saints

They shall be comforted “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4 ESV). It was incongruous to me that one of the psychological theories used today called Terror Management Theory postulated that what drives antivaxxers or deniers of C-19 is actually a fear of death. The world is in a pandemic […]

October 31, 2021

The Festival of The Reformation

Unbelievable?! 19 Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20 For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the […]

October 24, 2021

22nd Sunday a Pentecost

Look up and follow Jesus 46 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, […]

October 10, 2021

20th Sunday a Pentecost

Good God?! … Yes … that means Jesus! 17 And as [Jesus] was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good […]

September 19, 2021

17th Sunday after Pentecost

Mark 9:30-37   17th Sunday after Pentecost   Ascension / Ipswich / ZOOM   19/9/21   Because a person needs it   They went on from there and passed through Galilee. And [Jesus] did not want anyone to know, for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to […]

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