Sermons

26th May 2019
A Single Movement of Love

26 May 1981 – 38 years ago. I wonder what you were doing way back then. Think of all the water that has passed under your bridge in those intervening years. For that is the length of time the poor man in our Gospel reading had been lying beside the pool of Bethsaida – and…

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12th May 2019
Follow Jesus

When I hear this Gospel reading I always think it is a passage which shows we humans are often not as clever as we think we are. I say that because how often do we hear people call sheep, if not actually stupid, not the brightest of animals, the reason given being that they need…

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5th May 2019
What is Jesus Asking of Us?

My name is Kerry and I am currently working through what is called the discernment process, to try and work out where I am being called to serve God in the years ahead. Part of that process means coming along to a different church, to see how things are done and that’s why you’ve seen…

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21st Apr 2019
Our Lives in His Story

There is a little chapel somewhere secret in France and I’m not going to tell you where. I’ve been visiting it off and on for nearly twenty years now. In that chapel up near the altar there is a book on a lectern, the size of a giant bible. But when you open it, the…

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19th Apr 2019
Good Friday Sermon

How many of you are wearing a fit bit? How many steps have you walked today already? It is said the journey of a thousand miles only begins with one step. If you think about it, we are climbing steps, using lifts and going up and down escalators all day. Here in Redhill we have…

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18th Apr 2019
The Drama of the Table on this Holy Night

What’s it like at St Matthew’s I asked before I came. Well there are tables everywhere – came the reply. And I wondered if they would turn out to be tables of welcome or exclusion. For tables are dangerous things if not used properly You can bang your head on them if you try to…

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14th Apr 2019
The Path from Bethany

One of the joys about visiting the Holy Land is that the memories stay with you, I can remember standing at the end of the footpath in Bethany and wondering how it would feel for me, walking this very path that our Lord trod. Contrary to the expectations of the Pharisees and teachers, Jesus, The…

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17th Mar 2019
99p Jesus

I can’t even remember what I was in the shop for… I’m not a great browser of charity shops. I tend to go in when I’m hunting for something specific… usually for Messy Church or some other church activity… so I guess that’s why I was there in the first place. Just glancing along the…

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