Sermon Notes for Sunday the 19th. May 2019.
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Sermon Notes for Sunday the 19th. May 2019.

Bible Readings, Lord of Light, shine upon these words the very truth of your being, that we may read and be brought into deeper relationship with you. Amen. Acts 11:1-18. Peter explains to the believers in Jerusalem how the Holy Spirit was received by Gentiles in Caesarea. Psalm 148. A psalm exhorting all of creation...

Sermon Notes for Sunday the 12th May 2019.
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Sermon Notes for Sunday the 12th May 2019.

Bible Readings.  Acts 9:36-43. Peter raises Tabitha of Joppa which brings many people to faith. Psalm 23. David’s famous Psalm of thanksgiving, praise and confidence in God for the gift of life. Revelation 7:9-17. The hosts of heaven praise God, and the martyrs rejoice in the God who is their Shepherd. John 10:22-30. Jesus speaks...

Sermon Notes for Sunday the 5th of May 2019.
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Sermon Notes for Sunday the 5th of May 2019.

Bible Readings. Acts 9:1-6. Saul travels to Damascus with the intention of arresting any followers of Jesus, but on the road, he is confronted with a vision of Christ that changes him into a disciple. Psalm 30. The Psalmist experiences a time of great suffering, but experiences God’s deliverance, and commits to a life of...

Sermon Notes for Sunday 28th April 2019.
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Sermon Notes for Sunday 28th April 2019.

Bible Readings. Acts 5:27-32. The apostles, who were previously arrested and were freed from prison by an angel, are arrested again for refusing to stop preaching about Jesus, and when challenged declare that they must obey God rather than human beings. Psalm 118.14-29. Here in the second week of Easter, we are still in the...

Sermon notes for 21st. April 2019, Easter Sunday
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Sermon notes for 21st. April 2019, Easter Sunday

Lord of Light, shine upon these words the very truth of your being, that we may read and be brought into deeper relationship with you. Amen. Acts 10:34-43. Peter preaches that God shows no favouritism, but that anyone who believes in Jesus, who did good and healed those oppressed by the devil, was crucified, and...

Sermon notes for Sunday the 14th April 2019. Palm Sunday
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Sermon notes for Sunday the 14th April 2019. Palm Sunday

Lord of Light, shine upon these words the very truth of your being, that we may read and be brought into deeper relationship with you.  Amen. Isaiah 50:4-9a. A prophecy of the obedient servant, beaten and mocked, but vindicated by God. Psalm 31:9-18. The cry of God’s servant, persecuted and beaten. Philippians 2:5-11. Jesus’ humility and...

Sermon notes for Sunday the 7th. April 2019.
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Sermon notes for Sunday the 7th. April 2019.

Isaiah 43:16-21. The God who has saved Israel in the past invites God’s people to believe that a new salvation is coming for them in their exile. Psalm 126. A psalm celebrating the return of exiles to Jerusalem, and asking for God’s grace as they seek to rebuild their lives and their homeland. Philippians 3:3-14....

Sermon notes for Sunday 31st. March 2019.
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Sermon notes for Sunday 31st. March 2019.

Readings. Joshua 5:2-12. The Israelites celebrate the Passover, as God proclaims that the “disgrace of Egypt” is removed from them, and have their first meal in Canaan. The day after that the manna stops arriving. Psalm 32. A celebration of the joy and healing that confession brings, and the restoration that God offers those who...

Sermon Notes for Sunday 24th March 2019.
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Sermon Notes for Sunday 24th March 2019.

Isaiah 55:1-9. An invitation from God for those who are hungry and thirsty to receive food and drink free of charge, to seek God while God may be found, and to recognise that God’s ways are much higher than the ways of human beings. Psalm 63:1-9. A psalm of longing for God’s nourishing presence, and...

Sermon Notes for the 17th. March 2019.
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Sermon Notes for the 17th. March 2019.

Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18. Abram’s faith leads him into relationship with God (righteousness) & God makes a covenant with Abram, promising him that he will have a son to be his heir, and descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky. Psalm 27. A song of assurance for God’s protection and care, expressing the longing...

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