Sermons by Chris Johnson

Communion June 2021

This week we held our first in-person Communion since March 2020. In the service Chris speaks on the meaning behind – and the lasting impact of – Jesus’ last words on the cross, as recorded in John’s gospel.
James leads the rest of the service, whilst Maureen brings us the reading.

Catching the Wave: God the Father

This week Chris begins our new series based upon materials produced by Christian charity There Is Hope, “Catching the Wave”. The first week focusses in on God as our Father, who welcomes us home no matter how or when we think we’ve disappointed him.

Lynne leads the rest of the service where we have an interview with the Hurley family.

Try Praying

This week we held our first in-person/Zoom hybrid service. We carry on the theme from our Pentecost service as Chris explains a little more about the Try Praying initiative, how it can affect our walk with God and how it can help others to start that journey.

Pentecost 2021

This week we held our first in-person live service since March 2020. This was held outside due to current COVID restrictions on congregational singing indoors, and therefore the sound quality of this recorded sermon isn’t fantastic. But we hope that you can still get a flavour of what God is saying to us as a church.

COVID-19 and the restrictions that came along with it have changed our lives over the last year whether we like it or not. Chris speaks about the changes that the disciples experienced in their lives since meeting Jesus and applies their thought processes to our constantly changing lives today.

Walking and Talking

We continue with our series in Psalm 119 and this week Chris looks at verses 41 to 48, given the Hebrew subtitle “Vau” or “Waw” (depending on your translation). Would you like to know God’s love more fully? Would you like to experience a greater freedom in your spiritual walk? Then keep watching or listening!
Ant leads the rest of the service, with an update on our mission of the month AiM, and Mike chooses this week’s worship time.

Ending Well

We return to our series in Psalm 119, verses 33 to 40, represented by the Hebrew letter “He”. Chris looks at how we should stick with God’s good work right until the very end.
Susan leads the rest of the service with a reminder about change and transformation and Emily provides the reading. Pete chooses this week’s music.

Down But Not Out

We return to our series in Psalm 119 this week, and Chris looks at the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet “Daleth”. When faced with troubles, how can God help us rebuild our lives?
Karen leads the rest of the service and music this week was chosen by Mike.

Easter 2021

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed, hallelujah! Once again we are facing Easter under lockdown and are unable to meet in person to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. But we can still celebrate together. This year Chris looks at the period of time between Jesus’ crucifixion and his resurrection through the eyes of those that witnessed it first hand and asks whether we are living in despair or living in hope for things to come.
Andy leads the rest of the service with Easter worship chosen by Pete.

We Need God’s Word!

This week we continue our journey through Psalm 119, with the third letter of the Hebrew alphabet, “gimel”. Chris looks at our need for God’s word and how we there is humility and strength in admitting our weeknesses.
Susan leads the rest of the service, with prayers and reflection for Mother’s Day. Mike has chosen this week’s worship music.

Take time to be Holy

This week we continue our look at Psalm 119 with the second stanza based around the Hebrew letter “beth”. Chris looks at how we should and can take time to be holy in our lives.
Lynne leads the rest of the service with contributions from Shona and Vanessa, whilst Pete chooses this week’s worship music.