I am baptised

Biblical teaching

Genesis 37:1-11 - 22 July 2007 - As for me, I'm an only child, and that brings its own excitements, but today I want to look at the beginning of the story of Joseph.

1 Samuel 3:1-10 - 2000 - God had never spoken to Eli in all the years he had been priest, but a man had spoken the Lord's words to him.

2 Samuel 12 - 6 May 2007 - Last week, we heard about the continuing war between the Israelites and the Ammonites in chapter 10, and the passage I have been asked to speak on today is chapter 12. So what happened in chapter 11?

Psalm 130 - see Mark 11

Isaiah 55 - 30 December 2007 - Water - essential for life, Milk - essential for life, Wine - essential for celebration. Some thoughts for the New Year and for the Wedding Feast of the lamb.

Matthew 5:25-34 - 1997 - I remember travelling through the English countryside in springtime, noticing once again the signs of new life: new lambs and new grass, blossoms and spring flowers.

Matthew 9:18 - 18 November 2007 - A woman's faith heals her, but that's not the whole story: sometimes we can be the answer to our own prayers if we have a living faith that spurs us to action.

Mark 1:21-28 - 1996 - It is as if he had been waiting for this moment to arrive, and here it was at last, the debut, the premiere, the first innings.

Mark 7:14-30 - 8 July 2007 - So let's get started with what might be one of the most important pieces of Jesus' teaching and the change in world view he presented.

Mark 11:11-26 - 2 March 2008 - Forgiveness is a prerequisite to effective prayer. And prayer needs to be specific and prayed in faith before we can be sure that it has been answered.

Luke 11:14-28 - see Ephesians 5

Luke 18:9-14 - 18 August 2007 - It would have been a lot less work and a lot less trouble to print my own award certificate.

Luke 24:36-48 - May 2000 - There was their friend Jesus, who they knew had died, appearing unexpectedly and saying Peace be with you!

John 1:43-50 - see 1 Samuel 3

John 4:1-26 - 1996 - Intimacy is a curious subject for a sermon in this day and age, to be sure. I wonder whether we agree even on what intimacy is.

John 18:33-37 - see Revelation 1

Galatians 4:1-7 - 31 December 2006 - If you have a yardstick, it can tell you how tall you are, but it can't make you any taller.

Ephesians 3:14-21 - 1996 - How can I speak to you about stewardship without seeming judgmental, critical, condemning or hypocritical?

Ephesians 5:1-14 - 11 March 2007 - Well, we have an exciting couple of passages here today, not to say controversial, but particularly relevant to us here today.

Colossians 1:1-14 - 10 December 2006 - Think like Paul as he prayed for the Colossians: our faith in Christ Jesus - the faith and love that spring from the hope that is stored up for us in heaven. [ See also: Matthew 9 ]

2 Timothy 4:1-8 - 11 November 2007 - Paul doesn’t ask Timothy to preach from the Word: he tells him to preach the Word. Whatever is said must be in tune with the message of Christ, as revealed through the scriptures.

Hebrews 13:1-7 - 2 September 2007 - And the words of the writer to the Hebrews are just as bright now as they were when they were written. Keep on loving each other as brothers: as Christians.

1 John 2:28-3:10 - 4 February 2007 - I'll start by telling you about counterfeit money. It can be one of the more interesting parts of banking work, but not quite in the way you would expect.

Revelation 1:4-8 - 1997 - Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people. Arouse. Excite. Provoke. Stimulate. Urge. These are some of the words that I am told mean the same as stir up.

Other material

Ministry - 1999 - If you have ever heard me lead the prayers of the people, you will have heard me praying for what often seems like a long list of people.

This page was last updated on 3 March 2008, and will have more material added shortly. All the material on this page was developed and presented by Ian. Each sermon is presented as a PDF file.