Sermons and Teaching

Want to catch up on sermons you may have missed from St Paul's? 

Or just want to go back over something? 

We are recording lots of talks from our Sunday services, as well as other teaching we offer, to help go back over what God might have to say over the weeks. 

16th June 2024: 
Faith Works: Faith and Deeds

James 2:14–26
Matthew 17: 14-21

 

Revd Abby looks at the second of our passages from James - thinking about the tough questions he asks about whether we really do live out the faith we say we have? If we are saved by faith, are we being messages as well as messengers?

 

 

23rd June 2024: 
Faith Works: Taming the Tongue

James 3: 1-12
Matthew 15: 1-11

 

Revd Matthew thinks about the impact that our words can have on the world and asks what James has to say about training and taming the tongue. How do our words and attitudes reflect what is in our hearts and heads? 

 

 

9th June 2024: 
Faith Works: Words and Action

James 1: 19-27
Matthew 23: 23-28

 

Revd John introduces our new sermon series, looking at the lessons from the letter of James. How do we make sure that our words and actions demonstrate our faith? What does James tell us about living out our faith with integrity? 

 

 

2nd June 2024: 
Journeys of Faith: Woman at the well


John 4: 7-30

 

How did Jesus turn a woman's journey from despair and sorrow to hope and faith? Revd Abby thinks about the living water that Jesus offered her and offers all of us - where do we need his everlasting love and gentle transformation? 

 

 

26th May 2024: 
Journeys of Faith: Nehemiah

Nehemiah 2: 1-18
Acts 15: 12-18

 

Nehemiah's heart's desire was to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem and he had the audacity to ask to go and do it. Revd Matthew asks what God might be calling us to rebuild from ruins and whether we are bold enough to try.

 

 

19th May 2024: 
Journeys of Faith: Pentecost

Acts 2: 1-21
John 15: 26-27, 16: 4b-15

 

The day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit fell on the followers of Jesus in Jerusalem, was full of different kinds of journeys. Revd Abby asks what journey of mission or transformation the Holy Spirit might be kick-starting in each of us today.

 

 

12th May 2024: 
Journeys of Faith: Ruth

Ruth 1: 3-22
Matthew 1: 1-6

 

How do you go from being a destitute widow, following a beloved mother-in-law, to the great-grandmother of King David and named in the genealogy of Jesus? Revd Matthew talks about the amazing journey of faith Ruth took. 

 

 

5th May 2024: 
Journeys of Faith: Jonah


Jonah 2 and 3

 

Jonah discovered that you can't run away from God when he has a plan for you. Revd Abby asks what the story of his journeys says about second chances - the ones we get from God and the ones, like Jonah, we are meant to offer to others. 

 

 

28th April 2024: 
Journeys of Faith: Moses

Exodus 14: 10-31
John 3: 11-15

 

Moses was sent on a very big journey by God - and it started by being chased by Pharoah's armies. What does Moses's story teach us about trust and letting God lead us? Rosie helps us think about what this might mean.  

 

 

21st April 2024: 
Journeys of Faith: Abraham

Genesis 12: 1-9
John 8: 31-40

 

God called Abraham to follow him on a unexpected journey into an unknown land. Revd John asks what this journey might teach us about God's promises and faithfulness, even when we don't know where we are being led. 

 

 

14th April 2024: 
Journeys of Faith: Road to Emmaus

1 John 3: 1-7
Luke 24: 13-35

 

As we begin our new sermon series, looking at some of the journeys of faith we see in the bible, we think about a 7 mile trip that two disciples took - from disappointment to hope. What does this mean for our journeys with Jesus?

 

 

7th April 2024: 
Easter 2 - Seeing is believing


John 20: 19-31

 

Can we believe without seeing? Or when it comes to the power of the risen Jesus, do we need to believe to see him working all around us? Revd Abby thinks about Thomas's story and how he needed to see Jesus to believe. What does that mean for us?

 

 

Archived sermon series

Catch up with whole sermon series at the following links, as this page changes each week....

 

Autumn 2023: The 5 Rs - key values for discipleship

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