Category: Sermons

The traveller’s tale

Luke 24:13-35 It’s good to be here this evening. In the light of what happened in these last few days, my travelling companion Cleopas and I felt it imperative that we come and tell you about our incredible experiences. Cleopas has gone to Elstead, so I’ve come to Farnham tonight to speak to you. Cleopas […]

A tale of two processions

Matthew 21:1-11 . There’s an episode of Dad’s Army in which there is to a big parade of all the organisations involved in the war effort: the Home Guard, the ARP, the Red Cross, the ATS, and so on. Captain Mainwaring decides that the Home Guard need a mascot, and so the platoon attempt to […]

The Lord’s Prayer: in heaven

There’s an episode of Open All Hours, where Arkwright looks up to the sky, and remarks in a philosophical tone, “93 million miles from here to the sun”, and Granville, sweeping with a worn out brush, replies, “aye, and that’s about how many miles this brush has done”. I don’t know about you, but my […]

The Wilderness

Matthew 4:1-11 “Time is Too slow for those who Wait, Too swift for those who Fear, Too long for those who Grieve, Too short for those who Rejoice, But for those who Love, Time is not.” Wrote Henry van Dyke. Matthew tells us that Jesus spent forty days and forty nights in the desert. Matthew […]

The Lord’s Prayer: cur Father

Matthew 23:1-9 Galatians 4:4-7 It has been said that the Lord’s Prayer begins controversially, because some are offended by addressing God as “Father”. We’ll come back to that in a moment, because I want to suggest that there’s far more offence caused by “our”. In the Lord’s Prayer we’re taught to pray, not as individuals, […]

The Lord’s Prayer

Luke 11 “Teach us to pray!” Jesus’ disciples asked him. Sadly, teaching anyone to pray isn’t like teaching someone how to change a wheel, or to bake a cake, or even how to do a fractional of liquid air. Being a Christian is not primarily learning a set of beliefs, belong to a volunteer organisation, […]