Sermons by Jo Vickery

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The divine urgency of God

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Bible Reading Mark 1:1-8 John the Baptist Prepares the Way 1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet: “I will send my messenger ahead of you,     who will prepare your way” — 3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare […]

Allan and Laura’s baptism testimonies

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Bible reading A reading from 2 Corinthians chapter 5 Jesus Christ died for all people, so that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but only for him who died and was raised to life for their sake. 16 No longer, then, do we judge anyone by human standards. Even if at one time […]

Following Jesus wherever He leads

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Jesus Predicts His Death 21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life. 22 Peter took him aside and […]

The mystery of growth

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Bible reading Matthew 13: 1-9; 18-23 The Parable of the Sower 13 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake.2 Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. 3 Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer […]

Pentecost Sunday – The Great Outpouring

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Bible reading Acts 2:1-21 The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost 2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that […]

Devote Yourselves to Prayer

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Colossians 4:2-6 Further Instructions 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4 Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5 Be wise in the […]

Easter Sunday – Unexpected Joy

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Bible reading John 20:1-18 The Empty Tomb 20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2 So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They […]

Lent 1 – A question of identity

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Bible reading Matthew 4:1-11 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 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 […]

I’m just a poor girl

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Bible Reading Luke 21:1-4 The Widow’s Offering 21 As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. 2 He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. 3 “Truly I tell you,” he said, “this poor widow has put in more than all the others. 4 All these people […]