Peter speaks about the integrity of the text and the significance of Jesus words and actions when seen in the context of the Old Testament’s prophetic expectations. The effect of slicing the text into paragraphs and verses with interpolated paragraph headings often distracts from the bigger story. Here faith and doubt are juxtaposed in a […]
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.
Living cross-shaped lives with an eye on eternity. Matthew 16:21-28
Hot-crossed buns! Parallels between the Transfiguration and the Cross, and mountain top theophanies
The Cost of the Kingdom. “Who do you say that I am?” Jesus. What’s our world view – earthly or heavenly?
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 […]
Jesus first calls his disciples together before sending them out with his authority. Listen to the end for a summary of God’s plan and purpose.
Peter Cunliffe speaks from Romans 3. Everyone has sinned, we fail to reach the mark. There are different ideas about sin; at sin’s root is the fundamental unbelief, distrust and rejection of God and the human displacement of God as the centre of reality; but apart from the fact that sin separates us from God and […]
God has put all things under the authority of Christ and has made him head over all things for the benefit of the church. Ephesians 1:22 Christ’s church, this body of people, benefit not only by what Jesus Christ has done for us on the cross, but also that he has made us into a […]
Jesus doesn’t say, Being a disciple will be easy, or undemanding, but what he does say is that he will equip and be with us, he will give us all we need. The call to discipleship is the call to be like Christ, including being treated like Christ. So we need to hear Jesus saying to us “Don’t be afraid.”