The Coming of Christmas

A sermon by Dr Neville Eckersley on the coming of Christmas – the coming of the Messiah, using today’s gospel reading from John 1:6-8, 19-28.  The other readings for the day are Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 and 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28.

The Sheep and the Goats

Today’s Gospel reading is Matthew 25:31-46 about the sheep and the goats, then there is a sermon from Revd David Dean on this reading.  The other readings for the day are; Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24,  Psalm 100 and Ephesians 1:15-23.

The Lord’s Prayer

We welcome Revd Hugh Begbie back from his travels and he presents the sermon on prayer that honours God our Father, and in particular, the first couple of lines of the Lord’s Prayer. Todays readings included Joshua 4:1-10, Psalm 123, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, and Matthew 25:14-30.  

Saints – People who the light shines through

Today’s recording starts with the Gospel reading (Matthew 5: 1-12) then a sermon by Rev David Dean on Jesus’ teachings in the Gospel and how all people who listen are Saints.  The other readings for the day are: Revelation 7:9-17, Psalm 34:1-10,22 and 1 John 3: 1-3.

Jesus as a picture of God

Starting with todays Gospel reading (Matthew 22:1-14), Rev Ron Bundy’s sermon then reflects on our imagined or revealed image of God.  The other readings for the day are: Exodus 32:1-14, Psalm 106;1-6,20-24 and Philippians 4: 1-9.

How to be a believer

Revd Ron Bundy starts with the Gospel reading (Matthew 21:23-32) and gives the sermon on Israel’s relationship with God, referencing the Old Testament reading, Exodus 17:1-7. Israel thought when they knew God more they would believe more . But the reverse was and is true, when we believed more, we know God more.

Equality of God’s reward

Following the Gospel reading (Matthew 20:1-16), Revd Geoff Reeder talks about our modern expectations of more pay for more work done. However, God gives the same reward to all, the last workers exactly the same as the first, the Disciples same as today’s believers. The other readings for the day are: Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 106:1-6, 37-45, and Philippians 1.