Sermons by Paul Peterson

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Presentation of Christ in the Temple

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Bible reading: Luke 2:22-40 (NIVUK) Jesus presented in the temple 22 When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male is to be consecrated to the […]

The baptism of Christ

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Bible reading: Matthew 3:13-17 (NIVUK) The baptism of Jesus 13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. 14 But John tried to deter him, saying, ‘I need to be baptised by you, and do you come to me?’ 15 Jesus replied, ‘Let it be so now; it is proper for us to […]

How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?

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Bible readings: Isaiah 35:1-10 (NIVUK) Joy of the redeemed 35 The desert and the parched land will be glad;     the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;     it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,     the splendour of Carmel and Sharon; […]

Growing on the front line 2 – Our choices affect our fruitfulness

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Bible reading: Genesis 3:1-13 (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 may eat fruit from the […]

The earth is the Lord’s!

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Bible reading (NIVUK) Psalm 24 Of David. A psalm. 1 The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it,     the world, and all who live in it; 2 for he founded it on the seas     and established it on the waters. 3 Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord?     Who may stand in his holy place? 4 The […]

Trusting in God’s Provision

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Bible reading Isaiah 55:1-12 (NIVUK) Invitation to the thirsty 55 ‘Come, all you who are thirsty,     come to the waters; and you who have no money,     come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk     without money and without cost. 2 Why spend money on what is not bread,     and your labour on what does not satisfy? […]

Suffering for doing good

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Bible readings: 1 Peter 3:13-4:6 (NIVUK) 13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give […]

Pentecost & Jubilee

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Bible reading: Romans 12:1-8 (NIVUK) A living sacrifice 12 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing […]

All things new – Rethinking Hell

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Bible readings: Revelation 21:1-8 (NIVUK) A new heaven and a new earth 21 Then I saw ‘a new heaven and a new earth,’ for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, […]

Resurrection and the birth of the new humanity

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Bible reading: John 20:1-18 (NIVUK) 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, […]