Sermons by Andrew Latimer (Page 3)

The week that changed the world: 1 of 2: The Turning-point

Mark 14:22-42 A clergyman in Waterloo recently hit the headlines for allowing a Muslim prayer service in his church, sparking a debate about whether Christians and muslims do in fact worship the same God. A recent survey of Anglican clergy in the UK revealed that only 28% would now say that “Christianity is the only path to God”. So is it narrow and divisive for Christians to insist that Jesus is the only way? Listen in as we consider this question.

Marks of the Spirit-filled church: 2 of 3: Jesus-focussed

John 16:5-15 The film Groundhog Day depicts someone who is trapped in a time loop. One reason the film is so popular is that it resonates with so many people’s experience. Each day follows the last, but what’s the point? We’re just trapped in this endless cycle, having to create our own sense of meaning and purpose. The film taps into a longing we have to be caught up in a grand and glorious story which is actually heading somewhere. Listen in as we consider Jesus’ teaching about where history’s heading, and how we can live purposeful lives.

Marks of the Spirit-filled church: 1 of 3: Unpopular

John 15:18-16:4 One-hit wonder Joan Osborne had a top-ten hit in the 90s with a song called “One of us”. The songs asks the question about what kind of reception we would expect God to get if he became one of us. What about if God were to reveal himself to one people in the world, and if he were to show them what life’s about and how to live and flourish in this world, how do we think the world would respond to those people? Our answer to these questions reveals a lot about our assumptions about humanity. Listen in to Jesus’ answers to these questions and what the implications are for our lives.

Why I can‭’‬t believe:‭ ‬How can we know whether God exists‭?

Romans‭ ‬1:18-23‭ ‬Stephen Fry recently launched an anti-God tirade on an Irish TV show and got‭ ‬2‭ ‬million youtube viewings even before the program was aired.‭ ‬Russell Brand replied with a clip entitled‭ “‬Is there a God‭? ‬Yes,‭ ‬and Stephen Fry‭ ‬proves it.‭”‬ What these men have in common is that they both understand the huge significance of this question of God‭’‬s existence for every one of us.‭ ‬Listen in as we consider how we can find real answers to this vital issue.

Why I can‭’‬t believe 1 of 2:‭ ‬How can we know whether God exists‭?

Romans‭ ‬1:18-23‭ Stephen Fry recently launched an anti-God tirade on an Irish TV show and got‭ ‬2‭ ‬million youtube viewings even before the program was aired.‭  ‬Russell Brand replied with a clip entitled‭ “‬Is there a God‭? ‬Yes,‭ ‬and Stephen Fry‭ ‬proves it.‭”‬  What these men have in common is that they both understand the […]

God’s Survival Manual Vol 3: 2 of 2: When everything seems to be going well

Daniel 4:24-37 Reports from the formerly Christian city of Qaraqosh in Iraq speak of Christians being forced by the Islamic State to convert, and the church buildings have been converted into mosques or prisons. Are we still to say that God is ruling in those situations? To what extent is God’s involvement in this world limited by human free will? Listen in as we consider these questions together from the book of Daniel.

God’s Survival Manual Vol 3: 1 of 2: When the crisis hits

Daniel‭ ‬3:19-30‭ Fear of the future can hold us back socially,‭ ‬professionally,‭ ‬and most importantly,‭ ‬spiritually.‭ ‬The Bible describes how the Israelites ended up wandering around the desert for‭ ‬40‭ ‬years because they were driven by risk avoidance.‭ ‬Come and hear how we can make progress in living courageously and therefore productively for God.

Daniel Vol 2: 3 of 3: God’s Survival Manual – When everything seems to be going well

Daniel 4:24-37 Reports from the formerly Christian city of Qaraqosh in Iraq speak of Christians being forced by the Islamic State to convert, and the church buildings have been converted into mosques or prisons. Are we still to say that God is ruling in those situations? To what extent is God’s involvement in this world limited by human free will? Listen in as we consider these questions together from the book of Daniel.