Understanding Christianity is an excellent RE resource for children aged 4-14. As part of supporting our local school using this, our sermon series is based on the eight core concepts. This has the advantages of linking the congregation and local schoool and giving people an understanding of the big picture of the biblical narrative.
Mark’s Gospel ends: “They said nothing to anyone because they were afraid”. But why? What is the Good News about that? My sermon for Easter Day explored what that means for us.
Palm Sunday asks us ‘What are you expecting? Why?’ It challenges our thinking, and highlights the mismatch between what we expect and how God is acting.
What’s our vision? What are we looking forward to, working towards? What’s our plan for trying to get there? These were the questions that we’ve spent some time thinking and praying about as a church. This sermon was to let people know what we think God is calling us to do.
What have you given up for Lent? It’s a fairly standard question, but how helpful is it? What should Lent really be about? How can we best use the season to help us spiritually?
My all-age talk for Christmas morning was about Star Wars and Easter eggs! I’m posting this now in memory of Carrie Fisher, who very sadly died this week.
St Stephen’s day is the day after Christmas, so he doesn’t often get much attention! This was my sermon last year from the first Sunday after Christmas, where we focused on the first Christian martyr. Cheery stuff – but there is a reason why we have one after the other!