Sermons by Anita Dobson

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Encountering God’s creation – Lessons from the rhythm of creation


Technical problems with the recording today caused us to lose the end of the reading and the start of the sermon. The sermon is clearer in the sermon audio recording than in the YouTube video. Bible readings (NIVUK): Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 A time for everything 3 There is a time for everything,     and a season for every […]

Testing times


Bible reading: Matthew 4:1-11 (NIVUK) Jesus is tested in the wilderness 4 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become […]

Growing on the frontline 1 – Growing wherever we are


Bible reading: 1 Samuel 25:2-35 (NIVUK) 2 A certain man in Maon, who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy. He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel. 3 His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her […]

Relationships marked by love


Bible readings 1 Peter 3:1-12 (NIVUK) 3 Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behaviour of their wives, 2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should […]

Christingle service


Bible reading: Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIVUK) 11 For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will […]

A clash of kingdoms


Bible reading: John 18:33-37 (NIVUK) 33 Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, ‘Are you the king of the Jews?’ 34 ‘Is that your own idea,’ Jesus asked, ‘or did others talk to you about me?’ 35 ‘Am I a Jew?’ Pilate replied. ‘Your own people and chief priests handed you over […]

Invited out of our comfort zone


Bible Reading: John 6:16-21 (NIVUK) Jesus walks on the water 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19 When they […]

God’s faithfulness – Hannah


Bible reading: 1 Samuel 2:1-10 (NIVUK) Hannah’s prayer 2 Then Hannah prayed and said: ‘My heart rejoices in the Lord;     in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies,     for I delight in your deliverance. 2 ‘There is no one holy like the Lord;     there is no one besides you;     there is […]

Honest questions: Where is God in this pandemic?


Resources and more information about the “honest questions” sermon series can be found on our website. Bible reading: John 11:1-45 (NIVUK) The death of Lazarus 11 Now a man named Lazarus was ill. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay ill, was the same […]

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 […]