Sermons by Aidan Watson

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Climate justice

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Bible reading: Genesis 1:1-2:1 (NIVUK) The beginning 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light. 4 God saw […]

Kingdom compassion

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Bible reading: Matthew 18:21-35 (NIVUK) The parable of the unmerciful servant 21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ 22 Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. 23 ‘Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like […]

Kingdom blindspots

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Bible reading: Matthew 7:1-5 (NIVUK) Judging others 7 ‘Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way as you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 ‘Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and […]

Kingdom economy – part 2

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Bible readings: Matthew 13:44 (NIVUK) 44 ‘The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field. Luke 16:1-15 (NIVUK) The parable of the shrewd manager 16 Jesus told his disciples: ‘There was […]

Kingdom invitation

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Bible reading: Luke 14:7-24 (NIVUK) 7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places of honour at the table, he told them this parable: 8 ‘When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honour, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. 9 If so, the host who […]

Ep.10 – Fostering and Adoption with Rev. Emma Swarbrick

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According to the Christian charity Home for Good, according to the most recent figures, almost 3,000 children are waiting for adoption. If each church in this country had one family adopt, or supported a family through adoption that number would immediately reduced to nothing. Furthermore fostering services need to recruit 8,100 new carers this year to meet […]

A life of faith

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Bible reading: John 20:11-30 (NIVUK) Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene 11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. 13 They asked her, ‘Woman, why […]

A Spirit-led journey – walking with Jesus through the wilderness

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This sermon is part of the series Jesus in the wilderness – a Lent Journey. Bible readings: Deuteronomy 8:1-5 & 15-18 (NIVUK) Do not forget the Lord 8 Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land that the Lord […]

Episode 9 – Is it ok to question and doubt God?

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In this latest episode of Learning to Live the Life the podcast, Rev Aidan and Anita meet to discuss questions around our current sermon series considering Honest Questions. As part of the episode, Anita interviews her friend Rosie Button, a former missionary who has been teaching at Redcliffe College, now part of All Nations Christian […]

Why does God allow people to suffer and die? Honest Questions

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In this service Paul and Aidan recommended a series of resources for people to discover more and engage further with the series. These resources and more information about the series can be found by following this link: http://christchurchdownend.com/asking-honest-questions/ Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-26, 50-58 12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from […]