Grace is Essential – Galatians 1:1-10 Sermon

“We find no rest for our weary bones unless we cling to the word of grace” (Martin Luther). You might have heard of grace – but do you really know what it is? And do you live it out? Galatians teaches that grace is essential to the gospel and to Christian living. In this first passage we start thinking about why it’s so important.

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Easter changes how we live – Philippians 3:1-14 Sermon

We celebrate Easter once a year, but it should make a difference to our lives the whole year round. In this sermon we think about how Easter, and especially the resurrection, makes a difference to us all the time.

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Destined to die – John 19:28-42 Sermon

People sometimes talk about destiny or fate – but what does it mean? Jesus was destined to die on the cross – but that’s good news for us. And we, too, can share in his destiny.

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This is the third of a short, three-part series in the run-up to Easter looking at the passion narrative in John’s Gospel. Watch the previous one here.

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The Cross makes us family – John 19:17-27 Sermon

When we think about the cross, we often think about it in individual terms: “God forgives my sin”. But the cross has important implications for how we relate to others as well.

Note – unlike previous weeks, the video goes straight into the sermon and doesn’t start with the reading. If you’d like to read the passage online you can do so via Bible Gateway.

This is the second of a short, three-part series in the run-up to Easter looking at the passion narrative in John’s Gospel. Watch the previous one here.

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Who has true authority? – John 19:1-16 Sermon

Who has true authority and power in the world? And who has true authority and power over us? This passage from John’s gospel challenges us to put our trust where true power can be found.

This is the first of a short, three-part series in the run-up to Easter looking at the passion narrative in John’s Gospel.

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Only Jesus gives true life – John 11:17-44 Sermon

Over the last few months we’ve been thinking a lot about life. How do we find true life? Is it about avoiding dying? Or is there more to it? In this final part of the seven signs on John, we see that true life is given only by Jesus.

This is the final part of the ‘Seven Signs in John’ series. See the previous sermon ‘Jesus transforms our suffering’ on John 9:1-12 here.

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Jesus transforms our suffering – John 9:1-12 Sermon

When we’re going through times of suffering or hardship we often ask “Why?” In this sermon we look at how Jesus transforms our suffering into something for God’s glory.

This is part three of the ‘Seven Signs in John’ series. See the previous sermon ‘You are not strong enough (and that’s OK)’ on John 6:16-24 here.

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You are not strong enough (and that’s OK) – John 6:16-24 Sermon

In this sermon we think about how we often try to accomplish things through our own strength, when we should be looking to Jesus. God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness.

This is part three of the ‘Seven Signs in John’ series. See the previous sermon ‘Jesus feeds 5000 people’ on John 6:1-15 here.

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Jesus feeds the 5000 – John 6:1-15 Sermon

Do we trust Jesus to provide for all our spiritual and physical needs? And do we see our spiritual needs as being more important than our physical needs? In this sermon we explore these two questions.

This is part three of the ‘Seven Signs in John’ series. See the previous sermon ‘Only Jesus can make us well’ on John 5:1-15 here.

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How to cope with suffering – Romans 8:18-30 Sermon

When we go through hard times and suffering, we often ask the question “Why?” Finding a reason can be so helpful in going through hard times. In this passage we think about what Paul says about hard times.

You might like to have the passage open – you can read it online here: Romans 8:18-30.

This sermon was preached for my church’s livestream on Sunday 7th Feb. We are currently working through Romans 8, so I make reference to the previous sermon (but it’s not essential to watch first!). The ‘Wednesday Worshippers’ sermon I refer to is also available here on Understand the Bible.

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