28th Mar 2020

Church at Home (During Covid19 Lockdown) 29 March 2020

We’re coming to you… We’re on lockdown – but we can still be the church! You can watch the service at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5suywBrJ180 Here’s what we’d love you to do: Don’t just watch the service at “any old  time”. Make a moment of it. Set aside time on Sunday (maybe the normal church […]
21st Mar 2020

Church at Home (During Covid19 Outbreak) 22 March 2020

  We’re coming to you… There’s no Emmanuel, Grace or Evening Service tomorrow… Out of care for our community we’re doing our part to “flatten the curve” in order to limit the spread of the Corona virus. So, we recorded a service for tomorrow. The recording process experienced all sorts of glitches […]
15th Mar 2020

Report back and the significant next step

Mark 6:30-31 Jesus feeds the five thousand 30 The apostles gathered round Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, ‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place […]
8th Mar 2020

Opposition

Mark 6:13-29 13 They drove out many demons and anointed with oil many people who were ill and healed them. John the Baptist beheaded 14 King Herod heard about this, for Jesus’ name had become well known. Some were saying, ‘John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers […]
8th Mar 2020

Three areas of healing

Luke 15:11-32 The parable of the lost son Listen to the song used in the sermon HERE. 11 Jesus continued: ‘There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the estate.” So he divided his property between them. 13 ‘Not long after that, the […]
1st Mar 2020

The Going Out…

Mark 6:6-13 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith. Jesus sends out the Twelve Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. 7 Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits. 8 These were his instructions: ‘Take nothing for the journey […]
1st Mar 2020

He didn’t come to his senses

Luke 15:11-32 The parable of the lost son 11 Jesus continued: ‘There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the estate.” So he divided his property between them. 13 ‘Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off […]
23rd Feb 2020

The Danger of Familiarity

Mark 6:1-6 A prophet without honour 6 Jesus left there and went to his home town, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. ‘Where did this man get these things?’ they asked. ‘What’s this wisdom that has been given […]
16th Feb 2020

A dying girl and a sick woman

Mark 5:21-43 Jesus raises a dead girl and heals a sick woman 21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered round him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, […]
16th Feb 2020

Valentine’s Day and God

Ephesians 5:25-27 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
9th Feb 2020

Calming a Human Storm

Mark 5:1-20 Jesus restores a demon-possessed man 5 They went across the lake to the region of the Gerasenes. 2 When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with […]
9th Feb 2020

My soul waits for the Lord

Psalm 130 A song of ascents. 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord; 2     Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive     to my cry for mercy. 3 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,     Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness,     so that we can, with reverence, serve […]