Sermons by Revd. Paul Lewis

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Connecting with God, Redeeming Son: Expectations realigned.

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Matthew 26:17-56, John 18:1-40. We live our lives with expectations – for us, our families, our work; but when events do not meet our expectations how do we handle that ? Peter, and the other disciples had expectations. Peter even went to the olive grove where they used to meet and pray, equipped to deal […]

Connecting with God, Redeeming Son: Anointed and triumphant.

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John 12: 1-19. We readily, and understandably, focus on the celebrations of “Palm Sunday” as Jesus came into Jerusalem. It’s good that we do that, but we need to hold in mind the bigger picture. Jesus wept over Jerusalem because peace was hidden from their eyes (Lk. 19:41). Yet, without His “Triumphant Entry” into that […]

Connecting with God, Redeeming Son: Signs and questions.

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John 2:1-25; 6:1-24; 11:1-44; 7:1–8:59; 10:22-42; 11:45-57. Jesus knew that words on their own wouldn’t be enough, and so all that He did, from the everyday to the miraculous, would be needed for people to see their redemption in Him. The miracles that Jesus performed are given a high profile in all of the gospels. But […]

Connecting with God, Redeeming Son: Called into apprenticeship.

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John 1:35-51; 3:1-16. When Jesus gave the invitation to “Come, follow me”, He wasn’t just offering an opportunity for people to be casual observers of all that He did, or avid listeners of all that He said. Doing those things would be important, but they needed to lead somewhere. The call was to be an […]

Connecting with God, Redeeming Son: Identity revealed.

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John 1:1-34; 5:16-47; 6:25-71; 10:1-21. John starts his gospel writing with a careful examination of who Jesus is (Jn. 1:1-34), and repeatedly returns to that theme. Each return adds to our understanding of the fullness of who Jesus is so that we can connect fully with God as “Redeeming Son”. Embracing the fulness of Jesus […]

Connecting with God, Our Father: Tenants of the King: Do not fear!

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Matthew 14: 22-33. Is ‘care for creation’ a lost cause? Do my actions make a difference? In this third study, we consider how individual Christians can pioneer real hope as tenants of creation. ‘The Bible, the gospel, Christ, the church, the faith – all are one great battle cry against fear in the lives of […]