November 30, 2019

Advent 1

Isaiah 2: 1-5.

1/12/19

(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.

24/11/19     

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.

17/11/19     

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.

We...

November 11, 2019


James 1: 19-27.

10/11/19     

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

20/10/19     

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.

6/10/19       

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,...

September 29, 2019

Harvest: God supplies in the mess

Genesis 38: 8-19 & 20-30.

29/9/19       

I am just going to put out the message right at the start.

According to this passage, which is a harvest passage as far as I am concerned, this message is straight forw...

September 15, 2019

Jephthah, man of action.

Judges 11: 1-11 & 34-40.

15/9/19

We have been looking at the Book of Judges.

We have not been reading these stories through romanticized eyes; seeing these leaders as heroes that come to the fore and rescue Israel, but as leaders who were very flaw...

September 8, 2019

Gideon, man of shadows.

Judges 6:11-18. Morning Communion

8/9/19

We are looking at the judges of Israel just now.

The judges of Israel guided the country before they had kings.

What tended to happen was that Israel did its own thing and drift away from God. Then they would...

September 1, 2019

Deborah, warrior princess

Judges 4: 1-16.

1/9/19          

The are looking at the judges of Israel just now.

The judges of Israel guided the country before they had kings.

What tended to happen was that Israel did its own thing a...

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