Sermon by Dave Sweetman – Sunday 9th May 2021
We are living in a shaky time. But this is not new. God’s people have lived through shaky times before and always came out stronger for it. Even though difficulties will come to Christians, God gives us His grace and His promises in His Word, in the Bible, to stand firm and be delivered.
A sermon by Nick Harding on Sowing Secretly from Matthew 6.
There is playlist which also includes today’s family worship inspired by the lectionary readings for this Sunday: 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Psalm 23, Ephesians 5:8-14, John 9:1-41
What does the transfiguration of Christ have to show us about our relationship with God?
God has adopted us as his children. Being a good father we do not need to worry as He will provide us with all we need.
Christ empowers believers to live according to His royal law – preserving the world from evil and revealing God’s love.
God blesses His people in times and ways they do not expect.
The first four disciples’ immediate response to Jesus points us to the beauty of Christ. The Lord’s beauty is a vital part of our faith, it captures our hearts and inspires us, sustaining and strengthening our faith.
Like God’s people in exile, we are more than happy to be saved from evil and safe in God’s service, but His plans for us are even bigger: ‘It is too small a thing for you to be called my servant…’
At Epiphany the Spirit descends on creation through Christ. The whole world is sanctified, changing how we perceive the created order and God’s providence. We go from outsiders to insiders, strangers to God’s family. His awesome holiness is revealed to be his perfect love.