January 12, 2020

Isaiah 42: 1-9 Matthew 3: 13-17


There is nothing worse that coming halfway into a conversation and you have missed the important part that makes sense of the rest of the conversation.

Or worse, people presume that you know stuf...

December 29, 2019

Never as bad as it seems

Matthew 2: 1:12 & 13-18.


This is a pretty horrible story.

It’s true to what we know of Herod.

As a king he was paranoid of someone taking his throne.

He killed his own wife and son because he thought they may be thin...

December 22, 2019

A story for Christmas

Luke 2: 1-7

I know that Christmas is meant to be a happy time but I heard a really sad story

It was about Baby Dragon.

Baby Dragon had just learnt to fly, but with all great freedoms there are a new set of rules and responsibilities; don’t fly so high...

December 15, 2019

Advent 3

Isaiah 35. Matthew 11: 2-11.


 ‘The desert will rejoice, the flowers will bloom in the wilderness.’

I was at an old folks meal the other day. And there was, as there often is at these meals, entertainment.

And as a song began to sin...

November 30, 2019

Advent 1

Isaiah 2: 1-5.


(Earlier in the service the first Advent candle was lit and then as an act of prayer each member of the church lit an individual candle to remember someone special who had been a light in their lives in the past)

The first candle has been li...

November 24, 2019

Genesis 18: 20-33. Matthew 15: 21-28.


The next question I am going to ask is going to open up a real can of worms...

Have you ever thought of changing God’s mind?

I doubt if many of us have even thought about it.

There is the presumption, I...

November 16, 2019

By Faith

Hebrews 11: 1-40.


We took my two year old granddaughter Jessica to the Alloa fireworks last week.

She had been told beforehand that we were going to the fireworks and all day she was excited to know what it was going to be like.


November 11, 2019

James 1: 19-27.


My very first lesson in ministry came when I was at Castlemilk West. Things were going really bad.

I had gone there with the enthusiasm of youth and I was going to change the world. And as the days turned to weeks turned...

October 20, 2019

If you have ears, then listen...

Revelation 3 1-22


Last week we started this series on Revelation.

I am sure that the expectation of a series of sermons on Revelation just got you excited.(That’s sarcasm)

Last week I was in Clackmannan prea...

October 6, 2019

2 Samuel 4: 1-12. 2 Samuel 9:1-13.


Before I start this week’s sermon I need to clear up something I said last week.

I had more questions about this one topic than I have ever had over a sermon...ever.

And the question was this,...

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