Sermons on Jesus

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Jesus in Genesis (5)

Various In Genesis there’s a priest-king called Melchizedek who makes a brief appearance. It would be easy to miss him. But as the Bible story unfolds it turns out that he is hugely important, pointing us forward to the ultimate priest-king, and to what Easter is all about.

Jesus in Genesis (4)

Various We all love stories. But as we get older, we wonder if there is a bigger story of which we are part, which gives meaning to our lives. The Bible reveals this bigger story, in which the main character is Jesus. The mini-stories in the Old Testament are part of this bigger story and point to him, as we see in this talk which focuses on Jacob, Joseph, and Judah.

Jesus in Genesis (3)

Various How would you sum up in one word your philosophy of life, your beliefs? What would be the one word for someone who is a Christian? Christianity is about Christ; the Bible is about Christ; even the Old Testament is about Christ. As we continue to explore Jesus in Genesis, this talk focuses in on the stories of Noah, Abraham, and Isaac.

Jesus in Genesis (2)

Various How do we see Jesus more clearly? Not just by reading the Gospels, but by paying attention to the Old Testament Scriptures, which bear witness to him. In this talk we continue our journey through Genesis, exploring how it points to Jesus.

Seeing Jesus on Easter Day

Luke 24:1-35 Luke account of the resurrection doesn’t start out the way you imagine. He doesn’t focus on people seeing Jesus, instead he focuses on people failing to hear Jesus. Listen in to find out why, and why seeing Jesus as the bible presents him leaves our hearts burning within us.

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.

A Sting in the Tale: 1 of 3: The Good Samaritan

A lawyer asks Jesus “what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” This is one of the most fundamental questions that everybody at some point asks, about what will happen when we die – we might phrase this question today something like “How can I be sure I’ll be saved in the end?” If we profess to be God’s people, then this will show in how we live our lives – not only in how we love God, but also in how we love others. Jesus challenges us not to think about who we are to love, but to be loving…