Sermons from November 2019

Remembrance Sunay with Andrew Hill

Mark 15:37-39 An interview and talk with Squadron Leader Rev Dr. Andrew Hill RAF (Ret’d). Andrew served for 22 years in the RAF as a Fighter Controller. In a varied career he was, among other things, involved in the regular interception of Russian bomber aircraft intruding into UK airspace, served at the Ballistic Missile Early Warning System base, and qualified as a Surface to Air Missile Controller.

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?

Set free in Christ: the gospel of love (Sunday)

Galatians 5:1-15 In Greek mythology sailors had to navigate between two deadly monsters – Scylla and Charybdis – on opposing shores of a narrow stretch of water. The risk was that in seeking to steer away from one, they ended up in the clutches of the other. As Christians we too need to steer a course between two opposing dangers – legalism and licence. Galatians tells us how.