Sermons on Matthew

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.

As Small As a Mustard Seed

Andy Webb brings this week’s message as Chris is away, and speaks on Jesus’ teaching that if we have faith the size of a mustard seed we can move mountains. What does it mean to have that kind of faith, and how do we nurture and maintain it to do the miraculous things that we have been promised?
Ant leads the rest of the service whilst Pete leads our sung worship.

Mercy Ships (Harvest 2021)

For our 2021 Harvest service Neil Harris from Mercy Ships brings us a look at what the organisation does, how it helps the less priveged people in the world and what we can do to support their work.
Andy leads the rest of the service with a reminder about why we celebrate Harvest and Pete and Nick lead our sung worship.

The Seed and the Soil

The parable of the sower is one of Jesus’ most famous parables, and often in the church we use it when speaking about mission, viewing ourselves at the sowers. But this week Chris turns it on its head and asks which type of soil are we?
Susan leads the rest of the service with contributions from Pete and Lynne leading the music.

Communion August 2021

For our August communion service Chris leads us through a few verses from the sermon on the mount, inviting us to further examine ourselves and our attitudes by asking three questions: where are you storing up your treasure, what is your world view and are you heding your bets?
Andy leads the rest of the service with contributions online from Greta and Jacqui and in-person music led by Pete and Nick.

Baptists Together

This week we are joining with many of our fellow Baptist churches in the UK for Sunday worship live streamed from the Baptist Assembly. The service can be watched live from 10:30am on 16th May 2021 or caught up with at any time later via the embedded YouTube video. An audio recording of just the reading and sermon is also available.

Just Do It!

Chris leads us through a final study of the Sermon on the Mount as our series comes to its end, this time looking at Jesus’ warnings about false prophets and the wise and foolish builders.
James leads us through the rest of the service as Sally brings us prayers, Nikki does the reading and Mike chooses the songs to end the service.

The Golden Rule

This service is available in both video and audio format.
Chris leads us through our next study of the Sermon on the Mount, looking at how we are reminded not to judge others and explains a little about asking, seeking and knocking.
Karen leads the rest of the service, with an update from July’s Mission of the Month – Stand By Me – prayers from Greta and music chosen by Mike.

Prescription for Anxiety

This service is available in both video and audio format.
Chris continues our look at the sermon on the mount, this time focussing on Jesus’ teaching about worry and what treasures we store up in Heaven and on earth.
Andy leads the rest of the service with contributions from Pete and Kath Robinson, plus newly recorded worship from Pete, Nick and Susan.

Playing at Religion

This service is available in both video and audio format.
Chris looks at the passages around the Lord’s Prayer and examines Jesus’ teaching on giving, prayer and fasting.
Vanessa leads our prayers this week, Sarah H does the reading and Ant is leading the rest of the service, with reference to a not particularly season-appropriate film… Mike chooses the music for the worship.