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’ […]
The readings before this talk were Romans 3:9-12, 17-26 and Matthew 22:34-40. Lis uses a personal example of how she experienced undeserved grace in a number of ways last week. Key to our restoration (salvation) is an acknowledgement of our personal sin and of the unmerited grace that God offers us in Jesus.
This is the third in a series about the life of a disciple of Jesus. Peter explores the Word becoming flesh in the person of Jesus, making the invisible God visible and the written word of God as given in the pages of the Bible. Formed by the word – hearing and doing Jesus’ words. […]
Formed by the Word – hearing and doing Jesus’ words Reading from James 1:19-27 and John 1:1-14 Tim uses the song about he Ugly Duckling in a creative way to speak about becoming who we are in Christ. The sermon was not recorded but his script here is easy to read and well worth the […]
This is the second in a series about what it means to be a disciple of Christ. The first was a more general introduction to the series. Peter Cunliffe explores nurturing a life of faith and trust in God. This is done one step at a time Formed for a purpose – God’s initiative our response […]
Fifth in our series on prayer. The following Scriptures were read: 1 John 1:5- 2:6; Luke 12:1-10 At the end of his talk Allen leads in prayer. You may wish to pause the playback to engage with the prayer yourself.
Trish Latimer speaks from Hosea 11:1-11, the lectionary reading for the day, about the nature of God and his love for his people Israel/Judah.
Allen Foster explores the origin of Sabbath and how this influences the life of the Christian
Last week we ended with Jesus’ denunciation of the people through his little parable of the children at play, as we continue to read in Matthew the denunciation becomes sharper. In these five verses of Matt 11:20-24 there is a double warning, explanation and comparison of the story of judgement on towns in Israel’s past […]
Rosemary Cunliffe completes our series on the Basis of Faith adopted by St James’ by speaking of heaven from Revelation 21 and the city of God but beginning with Genesis 1 taking us from creation to new creation.