Sermon: John the Baptist – Herald (Luke 3:1-6)

This evening, I preached my first sermon at St John’s. My first post-ordination sermon! To be honest it didn’t feel any different to preaching before ordination – it’s simply a great privilege to bring God’s word to God’s people. The passage was Luke 3:1-6, part of a series on John the Baptist. Unfortunately no audio…

Sermon: The Wedding Banquet (Luke 14:15-24)

This is the text of a sermon preached at the 9AM service at Christ Chuch Cockfosters this morning. It was part of a series going through ‘Uncover‘, the subtitle of this talk was ‘Go Out’. Unfortunately no audio is available but I stuck pretty much to the script on this one! Hope you enjoy. The…

Sermon: The Witness of John the Baptist (John 1:19-34)

This is the text of a sermon I preached last Sunday morning at Christ Church Cockfosters. The audio isn’t available on the website (which means it may not have been recorded) – if it does appear I will update this post. The theme was a traditional one for the third Sunday in Advent – “John…

Sermon: Resurrection [1 Corinthians 15:12-28]

As I mentioned a while back, I was preaching a few weeks ago at Christ Church Cockfosters. We were going through a series on the Nicene Creed, and my particular line was “On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures”, i.e. Jesus’ resurrection. I didn’t really cover the ‘in accordance with the…

Sermon: Genesis 42-45, Joseph and his Brothers Reconciled

On Sunday night I preached at the evening service of Christ Church Cockfosters. I haven’t got the audio available just yet, but if you’d like to read the approximate text of what I preached, I’ve attached the script. If I get the audio too I will update this post. You might want to have the passage…

Sermon: Gluttony [Galatians 5v16-26]

Last night I was preaching at Christ Church Cockfosters on the topic of gluttony, as part of their series “The 7 Habits of Highly Destructive People”. I found it a hard sermon to do – it was the first sermon I’ve done on a topic, rather than on a passage, and they’re not easy! Still, I…

What it means to follow Jesus: Sermon on Mark 8:31-38

This is the text of a sermon I preached yesterday morning at at the 9:00 communion service at St Thomas’ Kidsgrove. It was the last day of their ‘week of events’ or mission which I mentioned in my post last week. (The week went well, by the way, thanks for asking.) The passage is Mark…

Sermon: Matthew 3:13-4:11 – “A New Israel and a New Adam”

Tonight I preached a sermon at my placement church on Matthew 3:13-4:11. I don’t know whether it was recorded, I don’t know whether they have the facility to record there, so I’ve decided to upload the sermon as a PDF: you can download it here (PDF, 408K). That’s an approximation of what I said, by the way…