Sid Bridges explores Deuteronomy 6:4-16 after being asked to speak on the passage 15 years previously when first coming to St James as the Youth Minister. The story of the Children of Israel briefly is mapped and the question asked, “What happened in Massah?” When God seems absent how do we respond? When we doubt […]
Sid Bridges shares with us from 1 John 5:1-12. Focusing on “the incarnate God”, he reminds us that God is for all of us, He is interested in our story. Using the Old Testament story of the Israelites we are reminded that life in Christ is like life in the Promised Land – one in […]
Genesis 16. Peter draws parallels between Abram and Hagar, Daniel and Nebuchadnezer, and the church and culture today. Faith and faithfulness require wisdom in assimilation, accommodation and holiness in our culture today. After waiting 10 years Abram and Sarai turn away from the promise of God to the practices of their culture. The results bring […]
In this all-age talk Peter asks: In what do we put our trust? How selectively do we view the commands of God?
In this short sermon Peter addresses what it might mean to live ‘cross-shaped’ lives; the eternal reality of life after death, and the way of living life through the cross.
In this last in the series ‘the Life of a Disciple’, Rosie sums up some of the areas which have been considered through the series and looks at what it means to be real, authentic disciples of Christ. She illustrates this using the story from Luke 13:10-13 of a woman ‘crippled’ for 18 years.
Peter Cunliffe develops the subject of discipleship and draws on Deuteronomy 4:4-9 and Mark 10:13-16 to explore what it means to have responsibility for the whole church in nurturing faith in one another, especially thinking about our roles in the faith development of children and young people. As adults in the church we face the […]
Peter Cunliffe draws on Romans 12:1-13, John 15:8-17 and inspiration from the work of Lucy Peppiatt in this 7th in the series of the life of a disciple of Jesus in which he speaks about the role of the church in forming one another, the priority of gathering for Sunday worship and the need for accountable […]
Kate Baker speaks about the resurrection and the Apostle Peter’s ‘sermon’ in Acts 2
Second in a series on prayer. After reading Galatians 3:26-4:7 and John 10:7-16 Allen talks about prayer in other religions – naming three and the difference with Christian prayer. He speaks about his own personal experience and how he takes time for prayer today.