Sermons by Revd. Paul Lewis

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The humility of the church of Jesus.

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1 Peter 5: 1-14. Peter’s final encouragement is given to the church. This is about the importance of the way of the church following the way of Jesus in all of its relationships with each other, and how that’s lived out in the wider world. The strong encouragement is to unity and humility regardless of […]

The beauty of living like Jesus

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1 Peter 1:13 – 2:3. Having started with something of a general focus on hope and joy through Jesus in the early verses of 1 Peter, we move on to see how we can build on that strong foundation in specific ways. “The way of Jesus” becomes clearer as we do that. The heading just […]

Together we grow.

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HEBREWS 10:19–25. We need one another to ‘stay red’ in a sea of grey dots and continue to have an impact on our frontlines.

Cyprus and waterparks.

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Acts 13: 1-12. Islands always seem to provide for good destinations. It is the first place the newly commissioned Paul and Barnabus (with John Mark) went once commissioned and they travelled the length of the island, 150 miles, (how long would that take? What would the terrain have been like?) taking the gospel message. Along […]

A New Chapter….

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Acts 29. “Be a church that’s willing to take a risk for Christ and so step up, step out and so step into all that God has for you. The church in Acts was unleashed in its power and potential as a carrier of God’s presence. But it was also unleashed from its old thinking and […]

Called to enable belonging.

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Acts 1:37-41; 9; 1 Cor. 3, 5, 12:12-31 As the church in Acts began to move outwards, those who were convinced by their message wanted to know how they could belong. They listened to what the church said to them, accepted their words, believed, and were baptised. Huge numbers were added to the church and […]

Established in power.

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Acts 2:1-41, Acts 4, 8, 10, 16. The scene in Acts 2 is one of a church that was growing and developing through the power of the Holy Spirit. That was completely intertwined for the early church with purpose, authority and prayer. The Holy Spirit holds everything together and the church is powerless without this […]

Given a place and purpose.

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Acts 1:1-11, Acts 3-6, 8-10, 15, 28. Acts 1 and Acts 28 are like book ends for the whole theology of Acts. We need to notice that there were times of retreating to safety away from the threat of the world and times of house arrest (sounds like what we’re experiencing during lockdown!). Yet, God’s […]

Why, Lord? We are longing for answers.

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Genesis 1:31; Jeremiah 29:11; Luke 4:14-21; James 1:2-8. Sometimes the answer to something doesn’t bother us too much, but there are plenty of other times when it does, and we’re desperate to know, we’re longing for an answer. We need to know, we need to understand, we need to work things out in our minds […]

Renewed and restored into Fullness.

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John 21. Do we ever believe, or do other people tell us, that because of something we’ve done we can never be forgiven or restored? Surely that’s how Peter must have felt? He had declared in the hearing of his friends and his Lord that, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I […]