Notes from a sermon on Mark 7:1-23 preached at Wormley Free Church on 27.02.11 Out, damned spot! out, I say! So cries Lady Macbeth as she scrubs away at the blood she imagines staining her hand after the murder of King Duncan and Banquo, Macbeth’s former friend. But alas, in her fevered imagination, the mark will … Continue reading The Heart of the Problem
Notes from a sermon preached at Wormley Free Church, 20.02.11 Do you think you could be a missionary? Do you think you have what it takes to make a difference for God – if not upping sticks and travelling to some foreign country, maybe here in Wormley? I don’t know about you, but there are … Continue reading Take Nothing for the Journey
Notes from a sermon preached on the 17th May 2009 When I get the chance I love to read the children a chapter or two before bedtime. We loved Enid Blyton, the Hobbit, Roald Dahl and Stig of the Dump amongst other great yarns and story-tellers. There are days though when I look up from … Continue reading Isaiah 48 – Listen To Me!
Notes from a sermon preached at Turner's Hill Free Church on 10.05.09 3 hints... As I have already given away through the emblem on the front of my tunic from Sierra Leone I am an ardent Liverpool Football Club Supporter. Liverpool are the most successful English football club, and this season after a decade of … Continue reading 1 Samuel 4-6 – ‘God in a Box’
Notes from a sermon preached on 26th April 2009 Arriving at the service this morning was a strange experience. The first thing I saw was not the doormen who usually great me as I arrive, but blue and white tape announcing to the world that I was entering a crime scene. My first thought was … Continue reading Isaiah 44:24-45:25 – Of, Through & For the World
Notes from an All Age Easter Celebration Service, Easter Day 2009 (12.04.09) When today’s passage was first written, it was a brand new story and that was the problem, which was why Luke had to stress that Jesus’ death and resurrection had always been intended. • The women who went to the tomb were told … Continue reading Luke 24 – Experiencing the Risen Christ!
Notes from an All Age Service Talk on Palm Sunday, 2009 (05.04.09)before a prayer walk around Wormley Lot's of fuss earlier this week about Obama visiting the UK. Did you see his car! (Show picture) Observers say the car is likely to include: • bullet proof glass • armoured body, • a separate oxygen supply, … Continue reading Luke 19:28-48 – The Visit of the King
Notes from a sermon preached on Good Friday 2009 (10.04.09) For many the sound of the William Tell Overture will conjure up memories of radio and TV westerns with a masked man with American Indian companion confronting conflicts and problems, with the famous question, ‘Who was that masked man?’ Whilst the Lone Ranger may now … Continue reading Luke 22:66-23:56 – Who Was That Masked Man?
Notes from a sermon preached by surprise on 22.03.09pm Background to Isaiah So what do we know about Isaiah? We’re told in chapter 1:1 that Isaiah prophesied during the reign of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah, kings of Judah (the Southern Kingdom). Uzziah reigned from 786 BC, Hezekiah, 697BC. Chapter 6:1 tells us that he … Continue reading Isaiah 41 – The Sovereign God’s Salvation
Notes from a sermon preached on 22.03.09am Listen, Do you want to know a secret?, Do you promise not to tell?, whoa oh, oh. Closer, Let me whisper in your ear, Say the words you long to hear, I'm in love with you. I’ve got a secret for you, do you want to know it?... … Continue reading Colossians 1:24-2:5 – Do You Want to KNow a Secret