Sermons by Nigel Stowe

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Kingdom arithmetic

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Bible reading: Matthew 13:31-34 (NIVUK) The parables of the mustard seed and the yeast 31 He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden […]

God’s faithfulness – Samuel

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Bible reading: 1 Samuel 8 (NIVUK) Israel asks for a king 8 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders. 2 The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. 3 But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest […]

A life of witness

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Bible reading: 1 John 3:1-7 (NIVUK) 3 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and […]

Honest questions: Is the Bible still relevant?

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Resources and more information about the “honest questions” sermon series can be found on our website. Bible reading: 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 (NIVUK) 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part […]

Christ the king

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A video of the whole service is available on our YouTube channel. Bible reading: Matthew 25:31-46 (NIVUK) The sheep and the goats 31 ‘When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will […]

God’s multiplying effect

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This sermon is part of the “Make a difference where you are” series. A video of the whole service is available on our YouTube channel. Bible reading: John 6:1-13 (NIVUK) Jesus feeds the five thousand 6 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of […]

New ambitions

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There is also a full-length video of the service from which this sermon was taken and a set of study notes. Bible reading: Philippians 3:10-21 (NIVUK) 10 I want to know Christ – yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection […]

Petition – Ask & keep asking

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Bible reading: Mark 10:46-52 (NIV) Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight 46 Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means “son of Timaeus”), was sitting by the roadside begging. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout, “Jesus, […]

The promise of hope

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Bible reading: Isaiah 11:1-10 (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 on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of might,     the Spirit of the knowledge […]

Elijah – listening quietly

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Bible reading: 1 Kings 19:1-21 (NIV) Elijah Flees to Horeb 19 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life […]