Sermons by Revd. Paul Lewis

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The perspective of a sheep.

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John 10: 11-13. Most of the time when we see sheep in a field they are head down, munching grass, seemingly oblivious to what’s going on around them. But if you try to get close to them, they’ll soon show you that they knew you were coming by running away. If they had heard the […]

Don’t be deceived.

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John 10: 7-10. As we keep “the gate” in view for a bit longer, we need to make sure that we really understand why Jesus described Himself as the only “gate” that leads to being saved, compared to everyone else who might have made the same claim, but who were actually deceiving people. Was Jesus […]

Choose the right gate.

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John 10:7-10. So far in John 10 Jesus has been setting the scene and putting markers in the sand for the themes that He will now go deeper into. The first has us focus on “the gate”. The gate is a defining characteristic of the sheep. It determines the ability to go in and out […]

God’s way, not your own.

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John 10:1-6. Jesus shows us in these verses that there are two ways to approach life; one is to listen to the voice of the one who comes to us through honest and favourable means; the other is to listen to the one who comes in via some other, less than honourable way. The examples […]

Not just making do.

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John 10:1-21. What does it mean to you to hear the words of Jesus saying, “I have come so that you may have life in all its fullness?”. Maybe it sounds too good to be true, or an impossible thing to expect to ever achieve. But Jesus was definite in what he said, so what […]

It’s Today – Here is Hope.

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Luke 2:1-20 “Today, you will find Him and so find your hope”. That was the message of the Angel of the Lord to the shepherds (slightly paraphrased!). It’s a message we need to hear in the midst of our Christmas celebrations. The Big Debate.  

Let the King reign.

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Zechariah Chaps 9 to 14. Luke 1:26 – 56. With the groundwork done in the first half of Zechariah, the remainder of his message is focused on the coming Messiah. Chapters 9 & 10 focus on the personal nature of the King, not just His presence as a national figurehead. He will be the one […]

Your kingdom come.

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Zechariah 1-8, Luke 3:1-20 The message of Zechariah is perhaps the most Messianic in nature of all of the prophets. The prophet’s name is significant. It means “The LORD (Yahweh) remembers”. “Yahweh” is the personal, covenant making name for God. That gives us an immediate “heads up” that we’re dealing here with the unbroken continuity […]

Put God first.

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Haggai. Whereas most of the other prophets had a very clear and blunt message of destruction and judgement, the message of Haggai is more about encouragement for the Lord’s people to get their priorities right. There is an element of rebuke included in that the house of the Lord was being neglected in favour of […]