Other Occasions

Sermons written for occasions other than days appointed in the Revised Common Lectionary

A Sermon for Aldersgate Sunday (22/05/22): Make Every Effort to Support Your Faith

II Peter 1:1-11 [Aldersgate Sunday is the Sunday before 24 May, the anniversary of John Wesley’s conversion experience, which Methodists recall as the starting point of our tradition] Peter reminds his friends, and through them he reminds us:His divine power has given us everything needed for life and godliness.This is literally the first thing which …

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A Sermon for Remembrance Day (14/11/21): A Time for War and a Time for Peace

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 The passage we have just read from Ecclesiastes ends:A time for war and a time for peace.It ends the sequence of opposites which, for the author of Ecclesiastes, sums up the state of the world. This is probably the best known passage from the Bible’s least known book. I guess most of us …

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A Sermon for Wesley Day (24/05/21): By Grace Through Faith

By Grace through FaithRomans 5:1-11 “In the evening I went very unwillingly to a society in Aldersgate Street, where one was reading Luther’s preface to the Epistle to the Romans. About a quarter to nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through Faith in Christ, I felt my heart …

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A Sermon for All Saints Day (01/11/20): White in the Blood of the Lamb

  White in the Blood of the Lamb Revelation 7:9-17 These are they who have come out of the great ordeal; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. On All Saints Day we might ask: “Who are the saints?” Perhaps a slightly facetious answer might be: “Someone …

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