"faith" Tagged Sermons

Good News (7) – Faith and fear

Mark 4:35-5:20 We all have fears. Some are silly ones, but others are deep-rooted, heart-felt fears which threaten to control us. There’s no point just hoping they’ll go away. We need to confront them. Or we need someone who can confront them for us. Jesus is bigger than all our fears, and so the answer to fear is faith – faith in him.

Remembrance 2020: Peace with God

Romans 5:1 Every year at Remembrance we give thanks for the peace that we enjoy as a nation, and we remember those whose sacrifice made this peace possible. But it is also an opportunity to reflect on another dimension of peace, which we may perhaps not think about so much, but which is even more important – and that is, peace with God. Why does it matter? And how do we get it?

Good Friday 2020

John 3:16 If you were watching a performance of the ballet Swan Lake for the first time, and you didn’t have any plot synopsis, you’d be struggling to figure out what was going on. And so with the crucifixion of Jesus. But Jesus himself gives us his interpretation in what is one of the most famous verses in the Bible.

Set free by Christ: the gospel of the cross (Lunchtime)

Galatians 3:10-18 The historian Tom Holland’s recently published ‘Dominion’ is about the debt that the contemporary West owes to Christianity. At the centre of this Christianity is the cross. Holland writes, ‘All are heirs to the same revolution: a revolution that has, at its molten heart, the image of a god dead upon an implement of torture’. But why is the death of Jesus the heart of the revolution? And why do we need to keep the cross at the centre?