Sermons from July 2019

Mission Partner Sunday

Philippians 1:12-18 Nelson Mandela was in prison for 27 years, yet had a powerful impact even from there because of the power of proximity. Proximity is something the apostle Paul made the most of as well for the advance of the gospel – and we can too, in our workplaces and neighbourhoods. (This talk is by Musa, one of the Barge Mission Partners, who pastors a church in Soweto).

East of Eden: The chosen (Lunchtime)

Genesis 4:25-5:32 The notion that there is a chosen race has been highly controversial and divisive throughout history – different groups have championed whites, or blacks, or Aryans, or Jews…The Bible is unusual in that it affirms there is a chosen race, but all are invited to become part of it! Listen in as we look at Genesis 5 as part of our ‘East of Eden’ series.

East of Eden: The Murder

Genesis 4:1-24 “It is the best-known story in the world, because it is everybody’s story. It is the symbol story of the human soul. The story of mankind”. So claims one of the characters in John Steinbeck’s epic novel ‘East of Eden’ about the biblical account of Cain and Abel. It holds up a mirror to ourselves and the world in which we now live.