Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Peace, Love and Joy

A very happy new year to you all! Ant leads us in our first all-age service of the year, taking his inspiration from Chris’ Advent series of last month. How do we experience God’s peace, love and joy in our lives?

Mike leads our sung worship this week.

Love Never Fails

In the conclusion to our recent series on Love, we look at Paul’s final and definitive statement that love never fails. Chris examines how things like prophecy and knowledge will cease as we move from the “now” where we currently are to the “then” when Jesus returns in his glory but how love will endure. Love both leads us to God and keeps us in His presence, ever-enduring and never ceasing.

Pete and Nick lead our sung worship and we also have an update from Trevor about November’s Mission of the Month, Mercy Ships.

Love Always

In our All Age Service for November, Chris looks at verse 7 of 1 Corinthians 13. “[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” (NIV)
What does that mean? How does God practically show that protection, trust, hope and perseverence and how can we show those qualities to others?

Mike and Lynne lead our sung worship and Vanessa launches our Operation Christmas Child appeal for 2022.

Love Is Not Easily Angered, Keeps No Record of Wrongs

Anger. It’s something that, if left unchecked, can take over our lives. We can be angry with each other, angry with ourselves, even angry with God. In the latest in our series on love, Chris looks at how love can overcome anger. The agape love that the Holy Spirit brings us allows us to forget our anger and forgive.

Karen leads the rest of the service as we hear how our mission of the month YWAM is helping with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Mike leads our sung worship.

Love Does Not Envy, Does Not Boast, Is Not Proud

When we look at the gifts that God has given others, it can be very easy to fall into the trap of either being jealous of that person or considering your gifts to be of greater value than theirs. This week Chris reminds us that love does not envy, does not boast and is not proud. Each person has a gift and each gift has a part to play in God’s plan. We shouldn’t need to be envious or value ourselves above anyone else.

Andy leads the rest of the service as we hear a bit about our mission of the month, YWAM, and Pete and Nick lead our sung worship.

Love is Patient and Kind

What Is Love? is the title of a 1993 number 2 hit for the Eurodance artist Haddaway. It is also the subject of our all-age service for October (the question, not the song). James leads us through some possible definitions of love, focussing on love being patient and kind, Paul’s first two definitions of love from 1 Corinthians 13.

Mike leads our sung worship and Chris leads prayers.


Love is one of those words that we hear a lot and which sometimes seems to lose its meaning. But in the Bible, love is given a status far higher than anything else except God Himself. As Chris is away Kath examines what love means to God and how we can all share in that love and be ambassadors of that love to those around us.

Andy leads the rest of the service with a reflection on the Queen’s funeral and Pete leads our sung worship.

Being a Spirit Filled Fellowship Part 3: How Can I Be Filled With the Holy Spirit?

We continue our series on being a spirit filled fellowship with Chris this week asking the question of how we can be filled with the Holy Spirit. Well, there’s a simple answer for that: ask! And keep on asking. But how do we overcome some of the barriers that keep us from asking?

After the message we had a period of time to allow us to ask God for His Holy Spirit to fill us and exercise spiritual gifts. Mike and Lynne lead our sung worship.

New Life, New Hope (Easter 2022)

In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul paints rather a bleak picture of how our Christian lives would be utterly futile if Jesus stayed dead on Good Friday. For our Easter service this year Chris looks at Paul’s teachings and the irrefutable evidence that Jesus did raise from the dead that first Easter. This was not a trick, this was not something the disciples came up with just to save face. Jesus rose from the dead. He is alive!

Andy leads the rest of the service whilst Lynne, Pete (with a guest appearance from Ricky!) lead our Easter morning sung worship.