This is based on the well-known passage in John 6, where Jesus says that he is the bread of life. The sermon is called ‘Meeting our deepest needs’. I hope you find that God speaks to you through this message, as it did to me. John 6:24-35. 5 August 2012.
This is about being compassionate even when we are vulnerable. Very brief (6 minute). Mark 6:30-34. 22 July 2012.
This is called ‘On Demons’ because it addresses two main questions: Do we believe demons exist? And if we do, how does that belief shape our Christian walk? While this is by no means the final word on the subject, I hope that it might open up some reflections on a seldom preached topic. Mark 3:22-30. 10 June 2012.
This is not a proper ‘sermon’ – rather, it is my testimony of my experience of God’s Spirit in my life, interwoven with some theology about the work of the Holy Spirit. I hope it will encourage you in your faith. John 15:26-27, 16:4-15. 27 May 2012.
I preached from the flipchart, so also attach a photo of the final flipchart image, which you’ll need to make sense of the sermon. If you in need of reminding that you are God’s beloved, then this might be what you need. John 15:9-17. 13 May 2012.
Here is a link to the photo of the final flipchart image:
Based on Jesus’ saying in John 10 that he is the “good shepherd”, it is a call to emulate Jesus’ style of leadership, characterised by commitment, relationship and sacrifice. In some ways it is my theology of education at university – I hope my students might appreciate the introduction, which is about my work with first years. John 10:11-18. 29 April 2012.
Drawing on the witness of Thomas, I reflect on the uncertainty of faith. John 20:19-31. 15 April 2012.
A Good Friday Reflection on one of Jesus’ last words on the cross: “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit”. 6 April 2012.
Here is my sermon Maundy Thursday, where we commemorate the institution of the Lord’s Supper and Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet. It is about the shape of Christ’s life – a U – and our emulation of that shape – a J (giving an appropriate UJ!). It is based on Philippians 2 and John 13. 5 April 2012.
This is not a sermon. It is a full reading of Mark 14 & 15, from the JB Phillips Translation. 1 April 2012.