Sermons by Paul Peterson

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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, […]

All things new – from palms to the cross and the death of the King

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Bible reading: Luke 19:28-40 (NIVUK) Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king 28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and […]

All things new – decreation and the distortion of the image

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Bible reading: Genesis 3 (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 […]

Jesus presented in the temple

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This is the painting that Paul talks about in the sermon. It is called ‘Simeon and Anna’ and is by the Dutch artist Jan van ‘t Hoff. 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 […]

Be part of the story

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Bible reading: Colossians 2:1-7 (NIVUK) 2 I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally. 2 My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of […]

2nd Sunday of Advent

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Bible readings: Malachi 3:1-4 (NIVUK) 3 ‘I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come,’ says the Lord Almighty. 2 But who can endure the day of his coming? Who can stand when […]