James 1. Rev Kenneth Crowe uses the illustration of a ‘no-frills’ airline to challenge us not to simply be ‘consumers’ when it comes to church, but members of Christ’s body who are commited to serve and bear the cost of discipleship.
Genesis 1. Helen looks at the creation account and highlights the power, creativity and generosity of our Creator.
John 6:35-37 and 48-51. The Very Rev Dr Harry Uprichard examines one of the great "I am" statements of Jesus - "I am the bread of life".
Mark 15:33-39. "Surely this man was the Son of God". The Very Rev Dr Harry Uprichard looks at the Roman centurion’s proclamation after hearing Jesus’ cry and seeing how he died. looks at the Roman centurion’s proclamation after hearing Jesus’ cry and seeing how he died.
Matthew 21:1- 17. The Very Rev Dr Ian McNie examines the account of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. While the enthusiasm from the crowd was shallow and the opposition from the religious leaders was revealing, there was a firmness from Jesus that was convincing.
Micah 6:1-8. Kenneth examines the well known passage in Micah - "what does the Lord require of you?"
Exodus 3:1-5 and John 4:13-26. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Very Rev Dr Brown looks at the concept of 'holy ground'.
Rev Bannerman discusses the difference between contentment and complacency and asks the question 'Are you a thermometer or thermostat?'
Joshua 2:1-21. How is the story of the prostitute Rahab and the Jericho spies relevant to us today?
Matthew 7:24-27. At our all age service, Christine examines what a strong foundation means to the Christian life, and how this is manifested as being salt and light in our world.
Rev Crowe looks at the parable of the rich young fool and looks at our tendency to and ignore or deny what is truly important - the saving grace of Jesus Christ - in the face of impending catastrophe.
Hebrews 12:1-13. Rev Dennis Bannerman looks at the motivation for perseverance, the hindrances to perseverance and, ultimately, the definitive example of perseverance - Christ Jesus.
Romans 3:19-26. The Very Rev Dr Uprichard examines the concept of justification - what it means, our need of it and how we might receive God's justifying grace through Christ Jesus.
Matthew 6:25-34 and Joshua 24:22-33. At our family service, Rev Crowe discusses making choices and how we, like the early Israelites, have a choice to make regarding how we lead our lives.
Hebrews 10:11-26. Rev Denis Bannerman examines Paul’s request in his letter to the Hebrews that his readers continue to meet together and encourage one another. Encouragement has a biblical basis, there are practical benefits and it is of crucial importance.
Proverbs 3:1-12. Jim looks at Proverbs 3 and, in particular, verse 5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
Rev Dr Paul Bailie preaches from Ephesians chapter 1 at our first communion service of the year.
Luke 2:8-20. Very Rev Dr Godfrey Brown looks at how we can continue to proclaim the gospel message in the face of paganism, poverty and pain.
John 11:17-37 and Luke 19:28-44. Norman looks at the two occasions in the bible where it is recorded that Jesus wept - once with his friends in compassion for their pain and sorrow, and once over those who rejected his message. He challenges us to examine whether Jesus weeps with us in our pain, or over us in our rejection of his salvation.
1 Peter 1:13-25. The Very Rev Dr Brown describes how Christians ought to live as 'strangers' in this world, with a reverent fear of God.