Allen sets the context for Jesus’ parable(s) of the wedding banquet exploring the meaning of the parable and asking questions from the congregation (some of these are hard to hear but Allen’s replies make clear their questions. He draws us to understand that all are invited bad and good, that the wedding dress of ‘righteousness’ […]
Readings were from Genesis 1:26-31a and Isaiah 43:1-7. The preacher sets the scene for a short series about the big picture of God and us. Beginning with the perfection of creation it looks forward, beyond the world’s mess, to the image of God being restored in us. As the pinnacle of God’s creation we can […]
Genesis 15 Rosie recaps the journey of Abram from Ur to Haran, and on to Egypt. Leaving Egypt Abram meets with God who cuts a one-sided extraordinary covenant which culminates in the sacrifice of God in our stead.
Peter introduces Timothy and Paul’s first letter to Timothy. This was the first in a twice monthly evening series. First Timothy was read as a whole by Anbu Hoole and is included in this recording. The focus of Paul’s letter is found in 1 Timothy 3:14-15 – conduct in the household of God – the […]
The Apostle Paul writes to the Romans about the significance of declaring Jesus as Lord – kurios. The sermon considers the relevance of this to what we might consider inconsequential in our lives today and suggests that what we declare with our lips be reflected in what is held in our heart. Romans 10:1-15
Allen begins with ‘pictures’ of how we see the Father and the Son, and the difficulty of imagining the Spirit. Ezekiel 37 is the text for his speaking about. the Spirit under the headings: Resurrection, Renewal, Restoration. From Romans 8 he speaks of a theology of justification.
Christ the King Sunday, Peter speaks about the plea of the thief on the cross. The lectionary for this Sunday was Colossians 1:11-20 and Luke 23:37-43. With thanks to Scott Hoezee of Calvin Theological Seminary for inspiration. The kingdom of God is expressed now whenever the People of God live lives that reflect the desire, purpose […]
‘The Hidden things of God’ Lorna Grounsell speaks from Matthew 13:31-35 with the supplemenatary text of 1 Corinthians 2:1-11 and includes an audio track from a pastor in Damascus.
The Sower and the Soils
Liz Pinnock speaks about the power of Jesus’ actions and that his avoidance of ‘the demonstration’, as confrontation, was not a placid response but in the end more powerful.