What is baptism all about? Why the symbolism of water? The New Testament points back to some Old Testament stories to help us understand. In this talk we consider the story of Moses in a basket in the Nile.
Category Archives: Sermons
Pentecost (Acts 2:1-21)
When the Holy Spirit first came on the church, it was a dramatic event. The same strange signs don’t happen when people become Christians, but they help us understand what the coming of the Spirit is all about.
Witnesses (Acts 1:6-14)
What’s next? Jesus had died and risen again, but what was next for him and his disciples and what’s next for us as a church?
Do you believe in organised religion? (Exodus 18:13-27)
Increasingly people say they want to be ‘Spiritual’ but don’t believe in organised religion. We are not saved by organised religion, but we do need it to help us in our discipleship. In Exodus 18, Moses is given advice on how to organise the people of God.
Whose Law is it? (Romans 13:1-10)
With the Coronation of King Charles, it is worth reflecting on the Christian understanding of political authority. If Christians see God as the ultimate authority, how are we to relate to earthly rulers? Both the good and the bad? Claire explores the Biblical teaching in Romans 13.
Beyond what is written (1 Corinthians 4:1-21)
As he writes to challenge the church in Corinth, Paul urges the church not ‘to go beyond what is written’. But what does he mean by that and how is he challenging them?
Living Hope (1 Peter 1:3-9)
How can we continue with Christian joy in a world of suffering and pain? Peter in this joyful opening of a letter to suffering Christians gives us some pointers.
Seismic Event (Matthew 28:1-10)
The resurrection was an event that changed the world, but how?
Palm Sunday (Matthew 21:1-11)
The Coronation is coming up, but how does it compare with Palm Sunday when Jesus entered Jerusalem being proclaimed as king?
Forgive us our Sins (Psalm 51)
In this last in the series on the Lord’s Prayer, we look at why we should ask for the forgiveness and sins, how we should do it and how it helps.