Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Text: Mark 8:1-26] 27-38
Preacher: Helen Hardcastle [Isaiah 35:3-7a]
Do not fear! God commands his people over and again not to fear, yet we are very quick to become fearful of all sorts of things and people. Helen leads us into some strategies to counter fear.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Mark 7:1-15, 21-23; James 1:17-27]
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Text John 6:35,41-51]
After feeding the 5000, Jesus taught on the bread that God provides. What is it? What does it do? How do we get it?
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Acts 6; Acts 7:55-60; Matthew 23:34-39]
Our church is named after Stephen. What has he to teach us today? What can we learn from his life and death?
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: John 6:1-15; 2 Kings 4:42-44]
Take another look at the feeding of the 5000. What did it say to the people then? What does it say to us?
Preacher: Peter Lloyd [Text Genesis 3:8-15]
"It's all the other person's fault" - Peter talks about how we deal with sin
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Acts 1:1-11; Ephesians 1:15-23]
Christ ascended into heaven: What does that signify - more than you might think. Read on to explore some ideas of its meaning for us.
Preacher: Helen Hardcastle [Text: John 15:7-17]
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Text: Acts 8:26-40; (Luke 24:36b-48)]
We are in the Easter season, in these 40 days Jesus appeared repeatedly to his disciples and taught them - what? We are not told - or are we?
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle Texts: John 3:14-21; Ephesians 2:1-10
Today we baptise a family and another seven of our people renew their baptismal vows. It is a celebration of life in Christ. It is worth remembering that we have this life because God so loved the world.....
Preacher: Peter Lloyd [Texts: John 3:14-21; Ephesians 2:1-10]
The second of our series on giving - Peter looks at the faithfulness of God and the response that calls forth from us.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Genesis 14:11-20; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; Mark 12:41-44]
Giving is an important part of our worship of God. Sometimes it is said that the conversion of the wallet is more difficult than the conversion of the heart. How is your wallet - atheistic? agnostic? believing? faithful?
Preacher: Tony Jee [Texts: Gen 9:8-17; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15]
Tony takes us through some ideas about baptism.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: 1 Corinthians 9:16-27; Mark 1:40-45]
We need discipline in the Christian life. In the gospel account the lack of discipline of the cleansed leper makes ministry more difficult for Jesus. In Paul's writing we find he is determined to reach all people by whatever means he can and he disciplines himself to achieve that. We have an opportunity to reach people through the Hope Project will you support it? We have a self-discipline of goals as a church which have been set thought the recent Parish Review - Ian gives an overview of those in the sermon.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: 1 Samuel 30:1-6; Isaiah 40:21-31; Mark 1:29-39]
When things go sour, where do you turn? This week we follow David, Eric Liddell and Jesus in finding where they found strength to face the difficulties of life.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Mark 1:14-20, Jonah 3:1-5,10]
A New Beginning: Jesus starts his public ministry. The key to following him is to change our minds and trust what he says.
A Bad Ending: Some comments on the Euthanasia Bill before Parliament
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Genesis 1:1-5; Acts 19:1-7 ; Mark 1:4-11]
We see the Holy Spirit at work in creation, in anointing the Messiah for his mission, in equipping the new believer to follow Christ. At Jesus' baptism he received the Spirit and a word of the the Father. We too need to know the word of the Father and the filling of the Spirit to our hearts.
Preacher: Carl Becker [Luke 2:22-40]
What time is it for you in God's story? Carl challenges us to consider our lives in the light of the broad sweep of God's dealings with humanity.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Is 9:2-7; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-14]
Did you know the Christian origin of the Christmas Tree? It tells the story of fall and redemption. Read on ...