Sermons by Chris Dobson

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Growing on the front line 4 – Our emotions reveal our desires

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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 […]

Psalm 51 – A psalm of repentance

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Bible reading: Psalm 51 (NIVUK) For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. 1 Have mercy on me, O God,     according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion     blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash away all my iniquity     and cleanse […]

A people belonging to God

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Bible reading: 1 Peter 1:22-2:10 (NIVUK) 22 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.  23 For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, […]

All things new – An end to live for

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Bible reading Revelation 22:1-13 (NIVUK) Eden restored 22 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2 down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing […]

Kingdom economy

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Bible readings: Mark 10:24-25 (NIVUK) 24 The disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said again, ‘Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.’ Luke […]

A life of being led

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Bible readings: 1 John 3:16-24 (NIVUK) 16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, […]

God in the headlines: what is truth?

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Bible readings: Genesis 3:1-5 New International Version – UK (NIVUK) The fall 3 Now the snake was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say, “You must not eat from any tree in the garden”?’ 2 The woman said to the snake, ‘We […]

Live a life worthy of the gospel of Christ

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There is also a full-length video of the service from which this sermon was taken. Bible reading: Philippians 1:12-30 (NIVUK) Paul’s chains advance the gospel 12 Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. 13 As a result, it has become clear throughout […]

Because I live, you also will live

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There is also a full-length video of the service from which this sermon was taken. Bible reading: John 14:15-21 (NIVUK) Jesus promises the Holy Spirit 15 ‘If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you for ever – 17 the Spirit of truth. […]

Knowing peace in troubled times

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Bible reading John 20:19-31 (NIVUK) Jesus appears to his disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ 20 After he said this, he showed them his […]