Sermon Texts

Desire and longing – Sermon Text - The Way It Is by William Stafford   There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you…

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What Did I Do Wrong Now? – Sermon Text - There’s these two ministers have a head on car crash on the coast road. Both cars are complete write offs, but the two ministers get out of the wreckage and find they haven’t even got a scratch. “You know” says one, “I can’t believe we’re not both dead. I think…

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Walking with Jesus – Sermon Text - Will you pray with me Lord, please help us to discover by these words I bring tonight the inner meaning of our faith which is always active in love. May the words I speak be acceptable to you. In Jesus’s name  Amen. Following on the busy Easter, we get the…

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The Ridiculous Easter Story – Sermon Text - Once upon a time, there was an old shepherd. Every day he’d take his flock up into the hills, taking his bible with him. He’d sit and read for hours as the sheep grazed. But then came the day when he lost his favourite Bible while he was out with…

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Lent Pt 6: Does God hear you? – Sermon Notes - Falling off a cliff, grabbing scree, God says let go, he says is there anyone else up there? – Trusting God is never easy, this is his third temptation Believe what the world told him, or believe what God spoke to his heart. Feed and nurture the presence of God,…

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Lent Pt 5: The 2nd Temptation – Sermon Text - Sermon 18th March 2018 – The Second Temptation So, the Second Temptation. Or the third, depending on which gospel you’re reading! But, we’ve taken this version, so this is the second one. Last week, Jesus was tempted with the ordinary – bread. To be satisfied with the same as everyone…

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Lent Pt 4: Bread of Life – Sermon Text - So, Jesus is leaving the desert and he is tempted by the devil. The devil knows that he’s famished after his fasting and says ‘If you are the son of God why don’t you turn this stone into bread?’ Jesus says ‘No, I don’t want bread, I want a Macdonalds’…

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Lent Pt 2: The Desert – Sermon Text - Spaceballs, Joan rivers,, etc. Captail Lone Star (Bill Pullman) – Water, Dot Matrix (Joan Rivers) Oil, princess Vespa – room service. The Desert. Moses, The Israelites, Isaiah, Jesus, All driven by the wolf. Some by the teeth of the wolf, (Moses by his crime, Israel by the Egyptians, Isaiah by…

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Chill Out! Sermon Text - Chill Out! Sermon Village MCC, 4th February 2018 Mark 1: 29-39 Jesus Heals Many at Simon’s House 29 As soon as they[a] left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at…

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Do we have PTSD? – Sermon Text - The Village MCC is a church that’s rooted in the LGBT+ communities, called to serve those same communities. How come? There are lots of churches that welcome LGBT+ people to varying degrees. Why would God call us to provide a church that has such a strong identity? After all some…

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Spotting bible misuse – Sermon Text - Believe that God loves you just the way you are. Believe that it’s Ok to be LGBT. You hear some preacher say it’s wrong, get a horrible twinge and wonder, what if they’re right? What’s happening only makes sense if you understand the way the bible is being used. –…

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What’s in a name? Sermon Text - What's in a name? Sermon 31 Dec 2017 by Rev. Michael Hydes

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The Gift – Sermon Text - God is good, all the time. And all the time, God is good. (never a southern baptist around when you need one). I will sing of your steadfast love, O LORD, forever; – with my mouth I will proclaim your faithfulness to all generations. I declare that your steadfast love…

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Blue Christmas – Sermon Text - Blue Christmas. Sermon 10 Dec 2017 by Rev. Peta Evans

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A Christmas Hope – Sermon Text - A Christmas Hope. Sermon 3 Dec 2017 by Robert Douglas Will you pray with me…Help us lord to penetrate beyond the outer structure of Christianity, and to discovwer the inner meaning of our faith which is always active in love.May my words tonight lead us ever more adventurously into a…

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Action not Words – Sermon Text - Thank you for inviting me- and for the reading of Desiderata- “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it…

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There’s Still Hope! – Sermon Text - Stewardship, 22 October 2017   Introduction I’m delighted and honoured to have been invited to share some thoughts with you this evening. Thank you, Rev Michael, for that opportunity.  I’ve been asked me to talk about stewardship, a term which can mean many different things to different people. For me,…

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Stewardship and the Samaritan – Sermon Text - Stewardship and the Samaritan. Sermon 15 Oct 2017 by Daniel Cheesman Chief Executive Officer Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG 01273 234009 (Office Only) 01273 204 050 (Helpline – Mon 6:30pm-9pm, Thurs 3-9pm, Fri 6:30pm-9pm Sat 5-7pm, Sun 1pm-7pm) www.switchboard.org.uk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LGBTswitchboard Sign…

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How Much Do You Need? – Sermon Text - 8th October 2017, The Village MCC Tonight, you may be happy to hear, I’m going to talk about very little. About having very little. Needing very little. Being very little – no, wait, that’s just me. I’m also going to talk about a lot. A huge amount, An infinite amount.…

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Water – Sermon text - We have covered all the elements this month in our sermans starting with Earth then Sarah brought us wind and last week our pastor Michael brought us Fire bringing us to the last one tonight which is Water, Probably the most important of the elements and this is the one, nobody can live without and really pleased I have this for my serman.

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Are you the pussycat or the firefighter? – Sermon text. - Sermon 17 Sep 2017 by Rev. Michael Hydes My Husband said to me, “How do you like the idea of a little role play?” I said, “Ok yeah. What do you suggest?” Police officer, doctor, secret service agent, fire fighter. Ooooh! I said, I can be in distress, and you…

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The wind of the Holy Spirit – Sermon Text - The wind of the Holy Spirit. Sermon 10 Sep 2017 by Sarah Barber Please join me in prayer…. God be in my words and open our ears and our hearts to hear what you would have us hear.  Amen This month we are looking at the elements, earth, wind, fire,…

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LGBTQ Jews and Christians reclaiming the bible and embracing ourselves with Pride – Sermon Text - Hello everyone and thank you for inviting me to address you this evening. I’ve been asked to speak to you about LGBTQ Pride from a Jewish perspective. As we gather here together at this Village MCC Church, I’m sure we are very conscious that our identity encompasses, both, being LGBTQ…

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