Sermons

Galatians 4:4-5 - God’s timing

GAL 4.4, 5: GOD’S TIMING – OR GOD WELL AND TRULY SURPASSED DELIA! (Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford: Christmas Day 2013) WHEN THE RIGHT TIME CAME...... How long does it take to boil an egg? According to one woman, it takes all the time you need to sing the three verses ...

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John 1:14 - Jesus the Word

JOHN 1.14: THE WORD BECAME FLESH – AND WE SAW HIS GLORY! BIRTH IS A MESSY, PAINFUL AFFAIR Birth for the most part is a messy, painful, traumatic experience – hence the reason for midwives in the past shooing husbands out of the room. I know, for I have had ...

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Put Christ back into Christmas

PUT CHRIST BACK INTO XMAS [Carols by Candlelight, Chelmsford 2013] The other day I visited an American atheist web-site on which Christmas was featured. To my absolute amazement I read: “There is nothing odd or difficult about having a Christmas without Christ or God.... Jesus is not the reason for ...

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Matthew 1:18-25 - Virgins don’t have babies? Not normally, but…

MATT 1.18-25: ‘VIRGINS DON’T HAVE BABIES!’ [Chelmsford 13 December 2013] Newly married – and yet no sex! Today most people live together before they get married, whereas Mary and Joseph were in the eyes of the law ‘married’ but not living together. How come? To our way of thinking it ...

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Acts 2:41-47 - Church is boring? Not necessarily so!

Acts 2.43-47 ACTS 2.43-47: CHURCH IS NOT BORING! [Chelmsford 24 November 2013] Church is boring! According to TV entertainer Noel Edmunds: "The church is the dullest experience that we have in this country". And to be fair, in many cases he is right! There is a wonderful story of a ...

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1 Corinthians 15:20 - Death is not the end

1 COR 15.20-22: DEATH IS NOT THE END! [Chelmsford 4 November 2013] Is death the end? Yes, say today’s modern atheists. •To quote Richard Dawkins: “Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one.” •Similarly wheel-chair bound scientist Stephen Hawking has ...

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1 Corinthians 15 - Preparing for death

PREPARING FOR DEATH Chelmsford Word Alive 3 November 2013 "I've packed my bags and I'm ready to go", Pope John XXIII is reputed to have said. It's a quotation I've used time and again at funeral services to underline the point that all of us need to prepare for death. ...

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Mark 2:1-12 - Jesus was not just a good man!

MARK 2.1-12: JESUS WAS NOT JUST A GOOD MAN! [Chelmsford 13/10/2013] Suppose you were unwell and went to see your doctor. And suppose that the doctor, instead of writing a prescription, turned to you and said, ‘Your sins are forgiven!’. What would you do? Complain to the surgery? Report him ...

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John 14:6 - All religions lead to God? No, Jesus is the only true and living way

[John 14.6] JOHN 14.6: ALL RELIGIONS LEAD TO GOD? NO, JESUS IS THE ONLY TRUE AND LIVING WAY! [Chelmsford 21/09/13] The world into which Hope and Luc have been born is a very different world from the world into which I and many others here were born. When I was ...

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1 Timothy 6:11-12 - A Baptismal Charge

1 TIM 6.11-12: A BAPTISMAL CHARGE [Chelmsford 8 September 2013 – Scriptures: Mark 8.34-38 & 1 Tim 6.7-14] According to one American wit, the reason why more twins are being born than ever before is that today children lack the courage to come into the world alone! Amber, by contrast, ...

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