Easter

Sermons for the Season of Easter

A Sermon for the Day of Pentecost (05/06/22): When We Cry “Abba, Father!”

Acts 2:1-21 / Romans 8:14-17 When we cry, “Abba, Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God. What does the Spirit do? This seems to be the most appropriate question to ask on the one Sunday in the year when all our attention is focussed on …

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A Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (29/05/22): Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 There is no getting round it, Revelation is a very strange book. It is filled with weird images and visions. We know they aren’t “real” in any sense that we might understand. But at the same time they are being offered to us as a picture of how things will be! …

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A Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (15/05/22): Who are we that we should hinder God.

Acts 11:1-18 The disciples in Jerusalem, James, John, Andrew, Philipp and more, are the leadership of the beginning-Church. They knew that certain things were meant to be a certain way. Some things are just the way they are intended to be. Even though they had had their world turned upside down, even though they had …

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A Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter (08/05/22): Faith and the “Might-Believe”

John 10:22-30 In the Temple, the Jews (as John calls them) come up to Jesus, as they do from time to time, with a question, more of a request really, they say:“How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”There is group of people, a category, maybe, of …

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A Sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter (01/05/22): Worship of the Lamb

Revelation 5:11-14 There is an almost unavoidable impulse in human beings towards worship. There is something in us that leads us to worship. Our eyes are drawn to what is attractive, and our hearts are turned to admiration which leads to worship.If we do not worship God, we will invest our energy and resources for …

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A Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter (24/04/22): Not just seeing that is believing.

John 20:19-31 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples which are not written in this book but these are written that you may come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah the Son of God.How does someone come to faith? How does anyone become a Christian? That would seem to …

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A Sermon for Easter Sunday (17/04/22): An Empty Tomb, The Sign of Resurrection

Luke 24:1-12 The story of Easter begins in darkness. The women who, on Friday, and watched Jesus die, and who had seen him buried, travel to the tomb. They go with spices, and with a certain negative expectation based on an understanding of how life and the world and everything is. They expect to offer …

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A Sermon for Pentecost Sunday (23/05/21): The Holy Spirit and Hope for the Future

The Holy Spirit and Hope for the FutureActs 2:1-21, Romans 8:22-27 Suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were …

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A Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (09/05/21): Friendship with God

Friendship with GodJohn 15:9-17 Jesus says:As the Father has loved me, so I have love you; abide in my love.And a moment or two later he says:This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Jesus gives us a single idea about what being his follower amounts to: loving one …

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A Sermon for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (02/05/21): Unlikely Eunuch Improbable Philipp

Unlikely Eunuch, Improbable Philpp Acts 8:26-40 The Bible is full of improbable stories. Especially, there are stories of God bringing about unlikely outcomes from unpromising beginnings. We could make a long list of them: A child being born to Abraham and Sarah, when he was 100 and she was 90; The children of Israel delivered …

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