The Baptism of Christ (Epiphany 2) – Sermon 10th January 2021 (Mark 1.4-11)

I want to teach you a Greek word today, that Greek word is Metanoia.  We might not recognise it and is often translated in our bibles as repentance. Repent and believe is how we hear the call of John the Baptist.  Often we say repentance is about changing our behaviour, looking back at the failures,Continue reading “The Baptism of Christ (Epiphany 2) – Sermon 10th January 2021 (Mark 1.4-11)”

Epiphany – Sermon 3rd January 2021

They say church and politics don’t mixWell then people haven’t read their biblesThe Nativity story proves that politics is very much part of God’s story. In recent days we have heard the Christmas story in Luke chapter 2. The story starts by telling us who is in power and I quote [chapter 2] “In thoseContinue reading “Epiphany – Sermon 3rd January 2021”

Rev Patrick’s Bible Verses for New Year 2021

PRAYER Hebrews 4 v16 Mark 11 v24 Jeremiah 33 v3 James 1 v6 Philippians 4 v6,7 Matthew 6v6 Romans 12 v12 FAITH Hebrews 11 v1-2 1 Corinthians  2v5 Matthew 21 v22 Luke 1 v37 Mark 5 v36 John 7 v38 Proverbs 3 v5,6 HOPE Hebrews 10 v23 Jeremiah 29 v11 Romans 15 v13 Romans 8Continue reading “Rev Patrick’s Bible Verses for New Year 2021”

Are You Properly Attired? – Sermon 11th October 2020 (Matthew 22.1-14; Philippians 4.1-9)

Here we are again, with another challenging parable, not this time about the vineyard but about a wedding. What are you wearing to the wedding party? We are familiar with the wedding at Cana, when Jesus removed the social disaster of running out of wine by creating far too much to be used and inContinue reading “Are You Properly Attired? – Sermon 11th October 2020 (Matthew 22.1-14; Philippians 4.1-9)”

Jubilee – Sermon 13th September 2020 (Matthew 18.21-35)

Back in 2006 the Rockstar Bono addressed the National prayer breakfast in Washington with these words: “It’s no coincidence that the Scriptures mention the word poverty over 2,100 times it’s not an accident to mention something 2100 times. Do you know the only time Christ is judgemental is on the subject of the poor. InContinue reading “Jubilee – Sermon 13th September 2020 (Matthew 18.21-35)”

Parables of the hidden treasure, the pearl and the net – Sermon 26th July 2020 (Matthew 13.44-52)

The football season has come to a climax. Liverpool and Leeds are triumphant. For many different people this is a cause for celebration. They have worked hard at achieving a goal. They have been led by coaches who has inspired them and given them confidence, No doubt along the way they have made sacrifices toContinue reading “Parables of the hidden treasure, the pearl and the net – Sermon 26th July 2020 (Matthew 13.44-52)”