Sermons

Sermons

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All the sermons below are in date order, with the most recent first.

Jesus emptied himself

On the second Sunday in Advent we had a technical glitch with the recording. So here, by special request, are the sermon notes that Andrew preached from. Philippians 2.1-11 There are two big themes in this passage. First of all, Paul presents the magnificence of Jesus – the sheer wonder and magnitude of who he is and what he has done. And secondly, but just as…

Resolve conflicts

On 25th November, Chris Justice spoke to us from Philippians 3:13 to 4:9. We saw how the well-known verse in Philippians 4: “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” can be applied to resolving the conflict which had arisen between two members of the church, Euodia and Syntyche.

Think differently

On 18th November, Andrew and a group of people started by sharing feedback from the Open Doors conference they had attended the previous day. Andrew said that one thing had struck him most about the suffering people who had spoken; and that was they thought differently to many of us. They always seemed to focus on what God wanted in their situation, however bad it was.…

Justice

On 4th November, Andrew spoke again from Acts chapter 16, the account of the early church in Philippi. In particular he focused on how Paul and Silas sought justice for themselves and the early church. Even when they had been released they didn’t sneak off quietly, but made sure that the injustices done to them were readdressed. Andrew and Will Luff then picked up…

Being content

On 14th October, at our Harvest service, Andrew returned to the letter to the Philippians which we have been studying. Reading from chapter 4, verses 10-20, he spoke about Paul’s gratitude for the gifts and support he received from the Philippian church. Then he picked up on what Paul wrote in verse 12: “I have learned the secret of being content in any and…

The persecuted church

On September 20th we were delighted to welcome Andy from Open Doors who spoke about the latest Open Doors Watch List of countries where Christians are persecuted because of their faith. He then shared several moving and powerful testimonies from Christians in some of these countries.