Sermons on Luke

Prophets of Advent – Gabriel

Chris concludes our Advent series looking at the Prophets of Advent by looking at the message that Gabriel gives to Mary.
James leads the rest of the service, introducing carols and bringing us an update on our Mission of the Month, BMS World Mission. Sally brings our prayers and Freya does the reading. Pete has chosen the songs for our worship time at the end of the service.

Resurrection 2: Resurrection Evening

On the evening after Jesus rose from the dead, two disciples were travelling to Emmaus. On the way they met someone they didn’t expect to see. Meanwhile in Jerusalem, the remaining eleven apostles were gathered trying to decide what to do next when suddenly something amazing happened. Susan explores the effect these events had on the disciples and their continual effect in our lives today.

The Blood of the Cross

The Lord Jesus asked His disciples to remember Him through symbols of bread and wine. Reminders of His broken body and poured out blood. Blood is more than a metaphor in the bible. Understanding God’s view of blood is a vital key to understanding the relationship between life, death, sin and forgiveness. In the shedding of Jesus’ blood, the pouring out of His life, the symbol of animal sacrifice becomes the reality of Jesus’ death for our sin. Christianity is not about clever philosophies and fancy theories but flesh and blood, wood and nails reality.