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Sermon for Sunday 9th January 2022

Sermon for Sunday 9th January 2022

Sermon for Sunday 9th January 2022 <Back to blog menu> Psalm 100 (NIV) A psalm. For giving grateful praise. 1 Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.2     Worship the Lord with gladness;    come before him with joyful songs.3 Know that the Lord is God.    It...

Sermon for Sunday 2nd January 2022

Sermon for Sunday 2nd January 2022

Sermon for Sunday 2nd January 2022 <Back to blog menu> The Magi Visit the Messiah (Matthew 2:1-12 NIV) 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been...

Sermon for Sunday 19th December 2021

Sermon for Sunday 19th December 2021

Sermon for Sunday 19th December 2021 <Back to blog menu> The Birth of Jesus Foretold (Luke 1:26-45) 26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named...

Sermon for Sunday 12th December 2021

Sermon for Sunday 12th December 2021

Sermon for Sunday 12th December 2021 <Back to blog menu> The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold (Luke 1:5-25) 5 In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a...

Sermon for Sunday 28th November 2021

Sermon for Sunday 28th November 2021

Sermon for Sunday 28th November 2021 <Back to blog menu> Dedication of the Wall of Jerusalem (Nehemiah 12:27-47) 27 At the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem, the Levites were sought out from where they lived and were brought to Jerusalem to celebrate joyfully...

Sermon for Sunday 21st November 2021

Sermon for Sunday 21st November 2021

Sermon for Sunday 21st November 2021 <Back to blog menu> Nehemiah 7:1-6 - NIV 1 After the wall had been rebuilt and I had set the doors in place, the gatekeepers, the musicians and the Levites were appointed. 2 I put in charge of Jerusalem my brother...

Sermon for Sunday 14th November 2021

Sermon for Sunday 14th November 2021

Sermon for Sunday 14th November 2021 <Back to blog menu> In the first part of the service today we will be remembering those who serve and have served in our armed forces. We will also be observing a 2 minute silence to remember all those who have fallen in war,...

Sermon for Sunday 7th November 2021

Sermon for Sunday 7th November 2021

Sermon for Sunday 7th November 2021 <Back to blog menu> Builders of the Wall (Nehemiah 3) 3 Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in place, building as far as the Tower of the...

Sermon for Sunday 17th October 2021

Sermon for Sunday 17th October 2021

Sermon for Sunday 17th October 2021 <Back to blog menu> Artaxerxes Sends Nehemiah to Jerusalem - Nehemiah 2:1-20 2 In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had not...

Sermon for Sunday 10th October 2021

Sermon for Sunday 10th October 2021

Sermon for Sunday 10th October 2021 <Back to blog menu> Nehemiah’s Prayer 1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, 2 Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other...

Sermon for Sunday 19th September 2021

Sermon for Sunday 19th September 2021

Sermon for Sunday 19th September 2021 <Back to blog menu> The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard 20 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. 2 He agreed to pay them a denarius for the...

Sermon for Sunday 12th September 2021

Sermon for Sunday 12th September 2021

Sermon for Sunday 12th September 2021 <Back to blog menu> The Parable of the Bags of Gold 14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and...

Sermon for Sunday 5th September 2021

Sermon for Sunday 5th September 2021

Sermon for Sunday 5th September 2021 <Back to blog menu> The Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:23-35 NIV) 23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten...

Sermon for Sunday 29th August 2021

Sermon for Sunday 29th August 2021

Sermon for Sunday 29th August 2021 <Back to blog menu> Judging Others 7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the...

Sermon for Sunday 8th August 2021

Sermon for Sunday 8th August 2021

Sermon for Sunday 8th August 2021 <Back to blog menu> Repent or Perish 13 Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2 Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were...

Sermon for Sunday 1st August 2021

Sermon for Sunday 1st August 2021

Sermon for Sunday 1st August 2021 <Back to blog menu> The Parable of the Rich Fool 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between...

Sermon for Sunday 18th July 2021

Sermon for Sunday 18th July 2021

Sermon for Sunday 18th July 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: James 5:1-20 (NIV) Warning to Rich Oppressors 5 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your...

Sermon for Sunday 11th July 2021

Sermon for Sunday 11th July 2021

Sermon for Sunday 11th July 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: James 4:1-17 (NIV) Submit Yourselves to God 4 What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you? 2 You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet...

Sermon for Sunday 4th July 2021

Sermon for Sunday 4th July 2021

Sermon for Sunday 4th July 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: James 3:1-18 (NIV) Taming the Tongue 3 Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. 2 We all stumble in many ways....

Sermon for Sunday 20th June 2021

Sermon for Sunday 20th June 2021

Sermon for Sunday 20th June 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: James 2:1-26 (NIV) Favoritism Forbidden 2 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and...

Sermon for Sunday 13th June 2021

Sermon for Sunday 13th June 2021

Sermon for Sunday 13th June 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: James 1:19-27 (NIV) Listening and Doing 19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 because human anger does not...

Sermon for Sunday 6th June 2021

Sermon for Sunday 6th June 2021

Sermon for Sunday 6th June 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: James 1:1-18 (NIV) 1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. Trials and Temptations 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and...

Sermon for Sunday 23rd May 2021

Sermon for Sunday 23rd May 2021

Sermon for Sunday 23rd May 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: Acts 2:1-13 (NIV) The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost 2 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and...

Sermon for Sunday 16th May 2021

Sermon for Sunday 16th May 2021

Sermon for Sunday 16th May 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: 1 Corinthians 13 (NIV) 13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all...

Sermon for Sunday 9th May 2021

Sermon for Sunday 9th May 2021

Sermon for Sunday 9th May 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: Ephesians 2:11-22 (NIV) Jew and Gentile Reconciled Through Christ 11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the...

Sermon for Sunday 2nd May 2021

Sermon for Sunday 2nd May 2021

Sermon for Sunday 2nd May 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: Psalm 22:1-11 & 19-26 (NIV) For the director of music. To the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.” A psalm of David. 1 My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?    Why are you so far from saving...

Sermon for Sunday 18th April 2021

Sermon for Sunday 18th April 2021

Sermon for Sunday 18th April 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (NIV) The Ministry of Reconciliation 11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to...

Sermon for Sunday 11th April 2021

Sermon for Sunday 11th April 2021

Sermon for Sunday 11th April 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: Isaiah 45:1-13 (NIV) 45 “This is what the Lord says to his anointed,    to Cyrus, whose right hand I take hold ofto subdue nations before him    and to strip kings of their armor,to open doors before...

Sermon for Easter Sunday 4th April 2021

Sermon for Easter Sunday 4th April 2021

Sermon for Easter Sunday 4th April 2021 <Back to blog menu> READING: 1 PETER 1:1-25 (NIV) 1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God’s elect, exiles scattered throughout the provinces of Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, 2 who have been chosen...

Service for Sunday 7th February 2021

Service for Sunday 7th February 2021

Service for Sunday 7th February 2021 <Back to blog menu> NHS LINK https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/improve-mental-wellbeing/ SCRIPTURES WHICH ENCOURAGE WELLBEING Deuteronomy 6:2b-3 Psalm 28:7, Psalm 119:93, Psalm 119:143 Proverbs 3:7-8,...

Service for Sunday 31st January 2021

Service for Sunday 31st January 2021

Service for Sunday 31st January 2021 <Back to blog menu> Notice: Apologies for the choppy sound quality this week.  I was using a new program for the editing.  Will see if I can improve it for next week! God bless. Ben

Service for Sunday 3rd January 2021

Service for Sunday 3rd January 2021

Service for Sunday 3rd January 2021 <Back to blog menu> NOTICE: Apologies for the two blank slides during the sermon.  I'm afraid I had a problem with the editing this week! God bless. Ben

Service for Christmas Day 2020

Service for Christmas Day 2020

Service for Christmas Day 2020 <Back to blog menu> Hastings Food Bank Website: https://hastings.foodbank.org.uk/ Hastings Food Bank Donations Page: https://hastings.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/

Service for Sunday 20th December 2020

Service for Sunday 20th December 2020

Service for Sunday 20th December 2020 <Back to blog menu> Notice: This morning's intercessions were recorded before it was announced that the Government's three household plans for Christmas have been cancelled.  We pray for all those who will be emotionally and...

Service for Sunday 6th December 2020

Service for Sunday 6th December 2020

Service for Sunday Morning 6th December 2020 <Back to blog menu>African Pastors' Fellowship Website African Pastors' Fellowship Donation Page

Service for Sunday 4th October 2020

Service for Sunday 4th October 2020

Service for Sunday Morning 4th October 2020 <Back to blog menu>Starfish Malawi Link Click below to go to Starfish Malawi's Website http://starfishmalawi.com/

Service for Harvest Sunday 27th September 2020

Service for Harvest Sunday 27th September 2020

Service for Harvest Sunday Morning 27th September 2020 <Back to blog menu>OPERATION AGRI LINKS See Operation Agri’s 2020 Appeal Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAtQo32_RZ8 Donate to Operation Agri: https://www.operationagri.org.uk/donate/