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Since 2013, I have been preaching occasional sermons for our church in Cambourne. Although this has not always been as regular as I would have liked (I had a longish break after our son was born), this is something I really love doing and at which I think I am improving all the time.

Below is the archive of recordings taken from our church's website, which is, unfortunately, slightly incomplete. Click the links to read the relevant bible passages.

I hope in future to find the time to tighten up the audio (remove some of the um-ing and er-ing, remove any sections which are too specific to be meaningful outside of the local congregation) and to provide transcripts. For now, however I hope you can enjoy them as they are.


2nd September
Paul's First Letter To The Corinthians (Complete Reading)

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Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,

To the church of God in Corinth...
— First Corinthians

The third of my complete readings of Biblical Books takes on First Corinthians, to tie in with a teaching series at our church. There is a little bit of pre-amble to this one where I pitch the letter as the content of a church meeting - and the photo here is the agenda, which I ticked off as we read through. The reading proper kicks in at 0:51 if you want to skip the meeting introduction.


29th July 2018
Holiday Club Celebration Service - In Character As William Snakespeare

This, then, is how you should pray...
— Matthew 6:9-13

NB: This is a segment from a Holiday Club service in which I play a character called 'William Snakespeare'. For more information on this club and the character, click here


22ND July 2018
God And Us - We Are...

I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God...
I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son...And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you...
— Exodus 6:2-8; John 14:8-21

10th june 2018
the Books of Ezra-Nehemiah and Haggai (complete reading)

The reading of Ezra-Nehemiah and Haggai was accompanied by a PowerPoint which provided maps and illustrations of key moments in the narrative, as well as allowing me to gloss over some of the longer lists of names in the reading while still presenting them on screen. This video features the PowerPoint slides, timed to the audio.

After these things, during the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra...came up from Babylon...

In the second year of King Darius, on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai...

The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah...
— The Books of Ezra-Nehemiah and Haggai

This is the second in my series of complete readings of Biblical books. This time, I take on the post-exilic period with the books of Ezra-Nehemiah (which were originally one text) with the prophecies of Haggai inserted into the relevant place in the middle. Is there a case that I should have also added the prophecies of Zechariah into the mix? Yes there is, but Zechariah is 14 chapters long so it will have to wait its turn. The audio is actually only near-complete, but if you read all the information in the images from the PowerPoint then you'll get the whole thing.


17th June 2018
God And Us - God Is Our Father

Yet you, Lord, are our Father...
No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and no one knows who the Father is except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him...
— Isaiah 64:8-9; Luke 10:21-22

10th june 2018
the gospel according to st mark (complete reading)

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This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God...
— The Gospel According To St Mark

This is not a sermon but the first in what I hope will become a series of services during which a book of the Bible is read in its entirety. I picked Mark's Gospel for the first one because it is a) a good story with a real sense of narrative drive throughout; and b) reasonably short. Even so - it took about an hour and a half to complete the reading, complete with props and live sound effects! Watch this space for more (hopefully)!


6th May 2018
i am a child of god - created to do good works

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works...
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations...
— Ephesians 2:1-10; Matthew 28:16-20

14th January 2018
The Place Where Heaven Touches Earth - The Garden

This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.
— Genesis 2:4-15

 

19th November 2017
Life Together in Community - Celebrating our Unity

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
— Ephesians 4:1-16

 

8th October 2017
Life together in Community - Father

This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell face down...
— Luke 11:1-13; Ezekiel 1:25-28

17th September 2017
dedication service: Anna and simeon

When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord.
— Luke 2:21-40

4th June 2017
The Beatitudes: Blessed Are The Merciful, For They Will Be Shown Mercy

‘Has no one condemned you?’

‘No one, sir,’ she said.

‘Then neither do I condemn you,’ Jesus declared. ‘Go now and leave your life of sin.’
— John 8:3-11; Matthew 5:7

19th March 2017
Foundations of discipleship: Attentive to Jesus

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.
— Luke 10:38-42

26th February 2017
Characteristics of Jesus: Jesus The One Who Lays Down His Life For His Friends

‘Abba, Father,’ he said, ‘everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.’
— Mark 14:32-65

22nd January 2017
Characteristics of Jesus: Jesus The Master Storyteller

With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand.
— Mark 4:21-33

30th October 2016
Powerful prayers: David's Prayer

Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
— Psalm 51

20th March 2016
Palm Sunday Sermon (Also adapted into an All-Age Service)

‘Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!’

‘Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!’
— Luke 19:28-40

19th July 2015
The Bible All-Age service

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All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
— Genesis 1:1 - Revelation 22:21

This is not really a sermon but a recording of an all-age service which was a canter through the whole Bible in an hour and everything (all the songs, prayers, activities, etc) contributed to telling the story.
Through the service I refer to putting books on a bookcase - these were 66 mocked up books with the titles of each biblical book on the side which we added thoughout the service to a bookshelf.


8th March 2015
Encounters With Jesus: The Samaritan Woman

The woman said, ‘I know that Messiah’ (called Christ) ‘is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.’

Then Jesus declared, ‘I, the one speaking to you – I am he.’
— John 4:4-26

1st December 2013
Advent: Gold

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold...
— Matthew 2:1-12

18th August 2013
Women in the Old Testament: Deborah

Villagers in Israel would not fight; they held back until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel.
— Judges 4-5