Christ's Reign of Peace
The second Sunday of Advent carries a theme of Peace. Isaiah gives us hope in Christ's future reign of peace.
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Malachi 3:1-4; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:2b-6]
The third Advent candle is associated with peace. What can we understand about peace, where it comes from, how we get it and spread it?
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The Names of God in Psalm 23
Psalm 23 just keeps on giving. Following on from the three previous sermons on the Psalm, how we explore the illustrations of the names of God contained with this amazing psalm. Obviously, Jehovah-Raah, Yahweh my shepherd, but then another ten as well! As we meditate on these, they will strengthen our confidence in God's care for us, his provision and his peace.
Presence, Peace and Power
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: Numbers 11:24-30; Acts 2:1-21; John 20:19-23]
Pentecost - the Holy Spirit comes on the disciples. How does that relate to Jesus breathing on the disciples on the evening of his resurrection and saying, "Receive the Holy Spirit?" What is common is the presence of God resulting in peace and power.
The sermon can be watched in the service video starting at 20:00.
Don't be Dominated by Anxiety
Preacher: Ian Hardcastle [Texts: John 14:27-28; Psalm 42; Ephesians 5:8-14]
These are trying times! But Jesus said to his disciples in far worse circumstances, "My peace I give to you - be not afraid!"