Sermons by Revd. Paul Lewis

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Here am I, send someone else.

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Exodus 3:7 -4:13; Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 10:1-17 When we are fully “living questionable lives” people around us will notice and ask about our worldview and values. That’s because what we see will be distinctive. It will look and feel different, in good ways. Then the questions will start! This is the way of life for […]

Be generous with hospitality.

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Luke 19: 1-10. How often do we view a meal table as a sacred place? Jesus spent a lot time eating with people, and some He chose to dine with provoked plenty of questions! How often do we show hospitality to other people? Michael Frost says: “The table is the great equalizer in relationships. When […]

Get ready for questions.

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Colossians 3:1 to 4:6. What does it mean for us today to be “Living questionable lives”? What will it mean tomorrow, next month, next year? Being intentional and consistent are two keys that will unlock our understanding. So will spontaneity and the unexpected. Here’s how Michael Frost describes it, ” we need the impetus to […]

Pray for intimacy and guidance.

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Matthew 6: 1-10; Luke 11:2 A vital part of our prayer lives is that we understand the intimacy it brings between us and God. To be able to pray “Our Father” is an awesome privilege, and one that we must not take lightly. It binds us in relationship to God. Then we can pray “Lord, […]

Resurrection – Really!

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Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20. N.T. Wright asks: “Why does Jesus’ resurrection matter?”. One review of a film about the resurrection said this: “the resurrection is the final event of a compelling life, a stormy trial and a vicious death. Paul said he proclaimed Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Here the resurrection […]

ALIVE in Christ – and following Him.

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Luke 24:1-12 Where will our focus be today? Will we be jubilantly celebrating that Jesus is alive, as we respond to knowing that we are “Alive in Christ”? Or will we be standing in the margins not really too sure what to make of it? As part of our Easter celebrations we will see and […]

The big problem of Suffering.

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Matthew 16:13-28. “Why?”. That has to be one of the easiest questions to ask, but one of the hardest to answer! And especially so with apologetics. So many questions are raised as we tread tentatively towards the word “Suffering”. For example, “If there is a God, why does He allow suffering?”; “Where is your God […]

Reluctant followers of Christ.

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Matthew 26: 17 – 30, 69 – 75. Due to weather conditions there were a number of people unable to get to church, so we had a time of testimony regarding God’s faithfulness; and then around the Communion Table we were reminded of how we, like Jesus’ disciples, can be reluctant followers of Christ.

Rejected by culture.

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Luke  4:14-30; 20:1-26, 22:16-25. We know that Jesus was despised and rejected. That includes examples of personal denial and rejection (e.g.: Peter, Judas), as well on the larger stage of society in general. Why did the dominant culture of the first century reject Jesus? Is their example enough to convince the dominant culture of our […]

Divine and Unique.

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Phil. 2:5-11; Col. 1:15-23. Perhaps most of us rarely question the divinity and uniqueness of Jesus, but instead simply believe that He is because that’s what we’ve been told in church. What if He wasn’t? Would Christianity have enough to base its claims on to survive? Alistair McGrath asks “Is the idea that Jesus is […]