Get out of the way; get in The Way

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Bible reading Acts 2:1-21 New International Version (NIV) 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 […]

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 […]

Prepared for opposition

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Bible reading John 17:6-19 Jesus Prays for His Disciples 6 “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words […]

We will praise him for all that is past and trust him for all that’s to come

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Bible readings Psalm 47 For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm. 1 Clap your hands, all you nations;     shout to God with cries of joy. 2 For the Lord Most High is awesome,     the great King over all the earth. 3 He subdued nations under us,     peoples under our feet. 4 He chose our inheritance for us,     the pride of Jacob, whom […]

Fruit that would last

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Bible Reading John 15:9-17 (NIV) 9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may […]

I want to know what love is

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Bible readings 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I […]

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 power of encouragement

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Bible Reading John 15:1-8 (NIV) The Vine and the Branches 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of […]

Like shepherd; like sheep

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We are sorry but, due to a technical issue, there is no recording of this sermon. Bible Reading John 10:11-18 New International Version (NIV) 11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he […]

Peter and the 3 Rs

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Bible reading Acts 3:1-21 Peter Heals a Lame Beggar 3 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birthwas being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When […]