Sermons by Jo Vickery

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The Automatic Earth

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Bible readings: Mark 4:26-29 (NIV) The Parable of the Growing Seed 26 He also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. 27 Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. 28 All by itself the soil […]

Alive to glory

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Bible Readings Colossians 1:15-19 (NIV) The Supremacy of the Son of God 15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created […]

Favoritism forbidden

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Bible reading James 2:1-13 (NIV) Favoritism Forbidden My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes in. 3 If you show special attention to […]

Dance of the Trinity

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We are sorry but, due to technical issues, there is no recording of this sermon. Bible reading Romans 8:12-17 (NIV) 12 Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. 13 For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit […]

Heaven breaking into Earth

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Song link The song at the end of the sermon is ‘The Song of Kingdom Come’ for Christian Aid Week 2018. Bible readings Isaiah 11:1-9 (NIV) The Branch From Jesse 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest […]

The Joyful Announcement according to Mark

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Bible Reading Mark 1:14-20 (NIV) Jesus Announces the Good News 14 After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Jesus Calls His First Disciples 16 As Jesus walked beside the […]

The journey to Emmaus

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Bible reading Luke 24:13-35 New International Version (NIV) On the Road to Emmaus 13 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked […]

Courage and Trust – the Way of the Cross

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Bible Reading Mark 11:1-11 Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King 11 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which […]

Turning negatives into positives

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Bible reading 2 Chronicles 1: 1, 6-13 Solomon Asks for Wisdom 1 Solomon son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom, for the Lord his God was with him and made him exceedingly great. 6 Solomon went up to the bronze altar before the Lord in the tent of meeting and offered a thousand burnt offerings on it. 7 That night God appeared to […]

Discipleship: a Journey of Transformation

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Bible reading Mark 8: 31-38 Jesus Predicts His Death 31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and […]