This talk, from the series ‘What Matters to Me’ is entitled ’The World We All Want’. In this talk I look at Isaiah 58:6-14. The talk begins with the reality of the world as it is and the feelings of rage, frustration and helplessness that provokes. I then explore the two responses Isaiah calls us to; mercy and justice. In the final part of the talk I explore what that might mean for St Peter’s Harrow as we seek to be a sign of the world to come.
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This talk, from the series ‘What Matters to Me’ is entitled ’The Glory of God is a Human Being Fully Alive’. In this talk we look at The transfiguration of Jesus from Luke 9:28-36. We explore life as it is supposed to be in contrast to life as it is. We then explore life as it could be, before looking at what it might mean to live life together.
This talk from the sermon series ‘What Matters to me’ is entitled ‘Joining God in the renewal of all things’. In this talk from Colossians 1:15-20 we explore salvation as cosmic renewal, our calling as culture makers and the mission of the church to release creativity and innovation into the city we live in.
This talk from the sermon series ‘What Matters to me’ is entitled ‘It’s all about the numbers’ and was preached as part of our Gift Day. Starting with Acts 2:37-47, this talk paints a vision of a church large enough to influence culture and transform society and what that might mean for St Peter’s.
This talk from the sermon series ‘What Matters to me’ is entitled ‘Love is all you need’. In this talk I argue that being a disciple of Jesus is not primarily about learning or doing, it’s about love. We then explore the call of Jesus from Mark 12:28-34 and John 13:34 to love God, our neighbours, our selves and one another with our minds, hearts, souls and bodies.
This talk, from the series ‘What Matters to Me’ is entitled ’Share what you love’. In this talk I look at Matthew who gets to know and love Jesus and invites people he knows and loves to meet him. We explore the idea that we share what we know not what we know about with people we already know and we share what we love with people with love.
This talk, from the series ‘What Matters to Me’ is entitled ‘Wild Goose Chase’. In this talk we look at Moses who is invited to step in to the cloud to encounter God’s tangible presence. We explore the qualities we need to step out in pursuit of that presence and the ways we can step up to play our part and host the presence for others.
This talk, from the series ‘What matters to me’ is entitled ‘Grace Changes Everything’. In this talk I contrast change from the outside in through determination and willpower with change from the inside out as God changes the heart through grace.
This talk, the second from the series ‘What matters to me’, is entitled ‘Jesus is on Every Page. In it I encourage us to encounter God on the pages of the Bible, as we come to understand that Jesus is the answer to every question and the hero of every story, and that we play our part by performing the drama of Scripture for ourselves.
This is the first talk in my first sermon series at St Peter’s Harrow. The series is called ‘What Matters to Me.’ The talk is entitled ‘It’s all about Jesus.’ In it we look at the way Jesus reveals both what God is like and what it means to be human and why we should treasure Jesus more than anything or anyone else.