Sermons on Matthew

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.

Model Prayer

This service is available in both video and audio format.
Whilst Chris takes a week off, Susan continues our look at the Sermon on the Mount. This week, we arrive at the model for Christian prayer, the Lord’s Prayer.
Shona leads the rest of the service as Tony gives us an update on our mission of the month, GenR8, Ricky leads prayers and Mike chooses the worship playlist.

The Extra Mile

This service is available in both video and audio format.
This week Chris looks at the next part of the Sermon on the Mount, examining Jesus’ teaching on love for your enemies. Something which – in light of recent events in the US – looks more relevant now than it did even a week ago.
Elsewhere Lynne leads the rest of the service with contributions from Graham and Sue, Sarah G and Pete providing the music.