Sermons - May 2019 Print

Our Priest in Charge, the Rev'd Alister Hendery, is making available his sermons via this website. Here is your opportunity to download a sermon as a Pdf file and read it at your leisure. Below are this month's sermons.

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19 May 2019 - Easter 5

Its all about love thats all
John 13:31-35

Over the years Ive been present at many deathbeds and heard a dying person utter their final words. Its a sacred space for Im aware that I stand in a place that is on the borders of heaven and earth, and some of the words Ive heard spoken have remained me, even decades later. So it was with a man who had spent his life seeking to serve our Lord. As he lay dying, he had reflected on his life, on the ministry he had exercised, and on the relationships that encircled him. He turned to me and said, Ill tell you what its all about. I waited, and then after a time he continued, Its all about love thats all. Its all about love. And those were some of the last words he ever spoke. I knew the man well, and I knew they werent sentimental words, for he wasnt given to sentimentality. He had encapsulated what his faith meant to him and what his life had been all about. But I suspect he also uttered them as a gift to me for they were the final words of a father to his son...

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12 May 2019 - Easter 4

The Tabithas among us
Acts 9:36-43

In the Acts of the Apostles Luke tells us stories from the life of the early church, which are usually about significant events. But every now and then he changes gear from history-changing moments to small domestic ones. Thats what we have today.

Were in an upstairs room in an ordinary home, filled with the knitting and sewing that a good woman had spent so many of her hours doing. But then she got sick, and now shes dead. Her name was Tabitha, or in Greek, Dorcas. Luke tells us that she was a disciple and was well known for doing good and helping out...

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5 May 2019 - Easter 3

Believers in the impossible
Acts 9:1-20; Psalm 30; John 21:1-19

In Lewis Carrolls Through the Looking Glass, the White Queen tells Alice that in her youth, she believed six impossible things every morning before breakfast and advises Alice to believe in impossibilities as well. The 50 days of Easter is a season for believers in the impossible. Its a time when were encouraged to think what can be done rather than what cant be done. Its when were led to discover that God is at work in our lives, giving us more than we dare ask or even imagine. The Easter season are days in which possibilities abound; when its right to believe the impossible; to expect God to do the unexpected; to see the surprising happen...

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