Sermons by Marcus Nodder

Malachi (4)

Malachi 2:10-16 Dogs are famously faithful to their owners. As humans our track record in being faithful is not so impressive, but as believers we should be different. God accused his people in Malachi’s day of being faithless – to him and to each other. Especially in their home life. Would he say the same to us?

Malachi (3)

Malachi 2:1-9 At first glance this passage looks like we’ve been copied in on an irrelevant email to 5th century BC priests. But when we put our New Testament specs on, it becomes clear that the message is for us – pointing us to Jesus; teaching us about church leaders; and warning us as believers.

Malachi (2)

Malachi 1:6-14 The LORD is a great King who deserves our whole-life, whole-hearted commitment. But the people of Malachi’s day were dishonouring him. It may be that we are doing the same, without realizing it. If so, we need a fresh vision of who the LORD is.

Malachi (1)

Malachi 1:1-5 When things don’t work out in life as we had hoped – bad news from the doctor, loss of a loved one, disappointment in our personal or working life – we are tempted to doubt God’s love for us. The people in Malachi’s day could relate. And God’s message to them then is what we need to hear today.

Our physical bodies (1)

Various Our bodies are a very sensitive subject – how we feel about them, what we’ve done with them, what others have done to them, how they are changing. Our bodies stir up a whole range of emotions, and it can be bewildering. Where can we find help, clarity, and hope? The Bible has a lot to say about our bodies.

The Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13 The Lord’s Prayer is so familiar, but do we use it? Every day? We should do because it puts relationship with our heavenly Father at the heart of each day. It reorientates our lives around his name, his kingdom, and his will. And it meets our biggest needs – for provision, pardon,

Ambition (4): The benedictions

Various ‘What can we be praying for you at the moment?’ How would you respond? Our requests are often quite different to what we find in the prayers in the Bible. The little prayers sometimes called ‘benedictions’ in the New Testament letters have different, bigger concerns. They challenge us to set our sights higher and be more ambitious.