How do you believe in Jesus? John 4:43-54 Sermon

A lot of people say they believe in God or Jesus – but what does that really mean? What kind of belief does God want us to have? A short sermon looking at what it means to believe. Part two of the ‘Seven Signs in John’ series.

See the previous sermon on John 2:1-11 (Jesus turns water into wine) here.

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God is our safe space – Psalm 91 Sermon

A short sermon on Psalm 91, looking at how God is the one who keeps us safe from everything going on in the world. I chose this passage particularly because I think a lot of people are worried about what’s going on at the moment with the coronavirus, but it’s relevant all the time.

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New Year, New Start – Ezekiel 36:24-28 Sermon

Why do so many of our New Year’s Resolutions fail? How can we find a new start that actually lasts? God can change us from the inside out. That’s what this passage, Ezekiel 36:24-28, is all about.

The course I mention at the end “What is Christianity” is available here on the website.

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From darkness to light – Isaiah 60 Sermon

It seems like we are living in dark days at the moment. 2020 has been a very strange year for everyone. But there have been dark times before. The people of Israel in the Old Testament experienced lots of dark times – yet Isaiah here prophecied of how that darkness would turn to light.

This sermon looks at the darkness, the light, and how God was going to bring them from one to the other. The good news is, it’s something which is for us as well!

Read the passage online via Bible Gateway.

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Advent Reflection “Keep Watch” – Matthew 24:36-51

Advent is a season where we look back to Christ’s first coming, and look ahead to his second coming. It’s a good opportunity to remind ourselves that we are waiting, and consider whether we are making the most of our time. In this passage, Matthew 24:36-51, Jesus asks us to consider whether we are keeping watch, whether we are waiting well.

Read the passage online here.

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Jesus, Son of God – Hebrews 1:1-4 Sermon

Yesterday in our church we began a new sermon series for Advent. I was preaching, the passage was Hebrews 1:1-4. The idea behind this series is to try to understand that Jesus is more than a ‘baby in a manger’: people often like to see the manger at Christmas time, but then leave Jesus there.

In this sermon we think about three reasons we shouldn’t leave Jesus in the manger!

Read the passage online via Bible Gateway.

During the sermon I mention our church’s Ask a Pastor videos – you can see these on this playlist.

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Where to find wisdom – Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 Sermon

A sermon on Ecclesiastes 12:9-14, part of a sermon series on Ecclesiastes preached at our church. As you can probably tell, this sermon was actually recorded at home due to the present lockdown restrictions in the UK! I apologise for the camera focus issues at the beginning. I hope it doesn’t distract too much.

In the final part of this series, The Teacher finishes off by giving us a summary of wisdom. Why should we listen to him, and what is wisdom in a nutshell?

You can see the previous sermon on Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8 here. All content from Understand the Bible about Ecclesiastes can be found under the Ecclesiastes tag. All sermons can be found in the sermons category.

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How to find joy – Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:7 Sermon

A sermon on Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8, part of a sermon series on Ecclesiastes preached at our church. As you can probably tell, this sermon was actually recorded at home due to the present lockdown restrictions in the UK!

People sometimes think Christians are “anti-joy”. That couldn’t be further from the truth: God wants us to find joy. In fact, it’s wrong not to find joy as Christians. But the joy that God wants us to have is more than the joy the world can give. How do we find joy beyond the things of this lifetime?

Read the passage online via Bible Gateway.

You can see the previous sermon on Ecclesiastes 11:1-6 here. All content from Understand the Bible about Ecclesiastes can be found under the Ecclesiastes tag. All sermons can be found in the sermons category.

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