Latest Recorded Talks

Audio recordings from Sundays in church

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These are our most recent Sunday talks. Older sermon series are available on churchExodus, selected Psalms, Isaiah, Luke's Gospel, Ephesians, Philippians, 1 Peter and James. Previous talks not in those series are on the Recorded Earlier page. You can download older files, back to 2011, from the Sermon Archive. For some of our favourites from all these collections, see the panel at the lower right of this page.

For Erik Pattison's daily messages recorded at home during the 2020 coronavirus lockdown, see the separate page with an index of Video messages.

 

Jonah 1 – God's grace to an ungracious man

The fish is not the most remarkable thing in the story.  Why does God choose to work through such an unsuitable character as Jonah?  (Erik Pattison, 16 January 2022)

Acts 14:1-23 – Through many hardships we must enter the Kingdom

How do we hear these words in verse 22?  What God is guaranteeing is not the suffering, but our entering the Kingdom at the end of the road.  Can we, like the apostles, find ways even to rejoice in suffering, because it is our road to see the King?  (Neville Reid, 9 January 2022.  Bible reading by Keziah Davidge)

Ezra 7:8-10 – A man of the word

Ezra saw God's hand on his life.  This was linked to his devotion to God's word.  Do we neglect the Bible? Pray for a fresh desire and passion for the word of God.  (Tony Uddin, 2 January 2022. Bible reading by Sue Pattison.  Recorded over Zoom.)

Matthew 2:1-12 – Light and Reflection

As different objects reflect light differently, how do we want to reflect the light of Jesus in our lives?  He came to be a King, but ruling over hearts rather than any particular territory – is he ruling in ours?  (Nikson Robinson, Christmas Day 2021.  Bible reading by Sue Pattison)

An interrupted Christmas

What can we learn from the many interruptions in the Nativity story, and in the rest of the story of Jesus?  (A short talk at the end of our Nativity service, by John Day, 19 December 2021)

Ephesians 5:1 – Imitate God's love

Imitators must first study the ways of the person they are imitating.  God loves in two different ways: as Creator, and in an extreme way as Father.  We are to follow him in how we love our neighbours, and in how we express family love within the Church.  (Erik Pattison, 12 December 2021. Includes a long Q&A time) 

Acts 11:19-26 – Be a Barnabas!

Barnabas' name (nickname, really) means "son of encouragement".  He was like the Lord Jesus in coming alongside people who were different from him, and people who were hurting, encouraging them to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.  Just the sort of person we need – and we can all be a Barnabas.  (Neville Reid, 5 December 2021)