Sermons

1 Kings 3:3-14 - Solomon's prayer for wisdom

1 KINGS 3.3-14: SOLOMON’S PRAYER FOR WISDOM ‘BREAKFAST WITH THE BIBLE’: CHELMSFORD CATHEDRAL 9 August 2015 1. SOLOMON WAS A MIXED UP PERSON “Solomon loved the Lord, walking in the statues of his father David: only he sacrificed and offered incense at the high places” (v3). Solomon may have loved ...

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1 Samuel 23:15-24:7 - David on the run

1 SAMUEL 23.15 – 24.7: DAVID ON THE RUN ‘Breakfast with the Bible’, Chelmsford Cathedral: 28 June 2015 DAVID IS ENCOURAGED BY JONATHAN 23.15: “David was in the Wilderness of Ziph at Horesh when he learned that* Saul had come out to seek his life”: The Wilderness of Ziph was ...

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1 Thessalonians 2:13:20 - Paul reflects on his ministry in Thessalonica

1 THESS 2.13-20: PAUL REFLECTS ON HIS MINISTRY IN THESSALONICA Chelmsford Cathedral, Breakfast with the Bible 26 April 2015 1. A MODEL CONGREGATION 2.13: We also constantly give thanks to God for this, that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not ...

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Acts 2:46; Revelation 19:5 - Let's celebrate

LET’S CELEBRATE: A SERMON PREACHED ON 16 MARCH 2014 AT PAUL BEASLEY-MURRAY’S LAST COMMUNION SERVICE AS SENIOR MINISTER OF CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH, CHELMSFORD I love parties – and I am so glad you have put on a church party on this last Sunday. So why end this party with communion? ...

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Romans 15:13 - A threefold blessing

ROM 15.13: A THREEFOLD BLESSING [Chelmsford 2 March 2014] Today I preach my last sermon as pastor of Central Baptist Church Next Sunday afternoon my friend Nick Mercer preaches me out And the following Sunday the church wants to give me a surprise So this is the final Sunday as ...

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Luke 10:25-37 - The challenge to "do"

SAMARITANS BE DAMNED! LUKE 10.25-37: THE CHALLENGE TO ‘DO’ Chelmsford 2 February 2014 1. ‘Samaritans be damned!’ summed up the attitude of most Jews to Samaritans. The Samaritans were regarded as half-breeds, traitors to the Jewish race. The roots of this bitterness went back to the return of Jews from ...

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Luke 9:57-62 - Follow me

(Lk 9.57-62) LUKE 9.57-62: FOLLOW ME [Chelmsford 26 January 2014] This morning we have had the great joy of seeing three families bring their children for a service of dedication. For people who are not familiar with Baptist churches, it may seem a little strange that we have not baptized ...

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Luke 10:38-42 - Just one thing is needful

Luke 10.38-42: JUST ONE THING IS NEEDFUL [Chelmsford 5 Jan 2014] MARY AND MARTHA Over the years I have become something of a regular at the Sheldon centre, a retreat centre for ministers, on the eastern edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It’s a beautiful place. I have never known ...

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Philippians 3:13 - Forget the past - focus on the future

PHIL 3.13: FORGET THE PAST AND FOCUS ON THE FUTURE [Chelmsford New Year’s Eve 2013] It is not often that I am given a text just for me, But recently I received an email from Nicholas Tuohy, a much loved former associate minister now pastor of a church in Melbourne, ...

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2 Timothy 2:15 - God can be trusted

THE PREACHER’CHALLENGE Every time I sit at my desk, I am challenged by a text displayed on a wooden stand which I brought for myself on one of my trips to the USA - “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly ...

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