Sermons (Page 3)

Sermons (Page 3)

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Fourth Sunday in Lent Readings: Numbers 21. 4-9; Psalm 107. 1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2. 1-10; John 3. 14-21 (view all) Our daughter Evie is reaching the age now, at 5 years old, where she is establishing her independence. She has begun to be able to play on her own and occupy herself, which is fantastic for me and particularly Amy my wife as it means she gets a bit more time. But the other development is just how much she…

The Way of the Cross

The Second Sunday of Lent Readings: Genesis 17. 1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22. 23 – 31; Romans 4. 13-25; Mark 8. 31-38 (view all) Until our daughter Evie was born, I hadn’t realised just how much thinking there is to do to be a good parent. I knew (at least to some extent!) that it would take time and effort, but I didn’t realise how much Amy and I would need to discuss and think through. What values did we want…

Bishop’s Lent Letter

First Sunday of Lent Bishop Richard’s Pastoral Letter for Lent was read in place of a sermon at all our services this Sunday. The letter introduces the Bishop’s Lent appeal, which will raise money for the long-awaited completion of building works at The Mayflower School in the Diocese of the Highveld. You can make a contribution towards the Lent appeal by placing your donation in the offertory plate in an envelope marked ‘Bishop’s Lent Appeal’.

St David’s 40th Celebration

Transfiguration Sunday Readings: 2 Kings 2.1-12; Psalm 50.1-6; 2 Corinthians 4.3-6; Mark 9.2-9 (view all) It’s so good to be together today to celebrate 40 years of St David’s Church! Celebrations are fantastic aren’t they? I can particularly remember my 22nd birthday celebrations. ‘Why?’ you might ask, ‘Isn’t your 21st birthday supposed to be the most significant?’ Well, my 22nd birthday was also the day that Amy, my wife, and I got engaged. I managed to persuade her — although…

Jesus the Firstborn

Creation Sunday Readings: Proverbs 8.1, 22-31; Psalm 104.24-35; Colossians 1.15-20; John 1.1-14 (view all) One of the joys of growing up in Mid Wales is the amazing scenery, even just the drive back home from South Wales has some incredible views as the road meanders along the side of the valley through the Cambrian mountains. But my home town, Aberystwyth, is also known for its unusual and dangerous weather events. On top of the perilously high waves at the sea front during bad weather, and…

A New Teaching

The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany Readings: Deuteronomy 18.15-20; Psalm 111; Revelation 12.1-5; Mark 1.21-28 (view all) At school, there were always two kinds of teachers: those who carried themselves with authority and those who, sadly, just didn’t. I remember particularly a married couple who both taught history across the hall from one another at my secondary school. They were both very different, the one classroom being silent unless you were answering a question, and the other always full of joyful…

God of Transformation

The Third Sunday of Epiphany Readings: Genesis 14.17-20; Psalm 128; Revelation 19.6-10; John 2.1-11 (view all) In many ways, the last couple of weeks in our ministry area have been a mix of emotions, of joy and sorrow. I wanted to share with you, though, one of the times of great joy this week, when we had sixty children from Lakeside Primary School come to visit All Saints Cyncoed. They thoroughly enjoyed the time they spent with us, and the church was full…

The Joy of Being Found

The Second Sunday of Epiphany Readings: 1 Samuel 3.1-10; Psalm 139.1-6, 13-18; Revelation 5.1-10; John 1.43-51 (view all) It’s funny, the memories we have that stick with us. I still have a vivid memory of the first time I got ‘lost’ in a shop. I couldn’t have been older than about six or seven, and as we were browsing around a department store I was distracted by a video game which was playing on the screen at the end of…

Beloved

Epiphany One: The Baptism of Christ Readings: Genesis 1.1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19.1-7; Mark 1.4-11 (view all) I’ve always had a really healthy relationship with my parents, but growing up there have been phases when things have been more strained and there has been tension. I remember particularly a phase during my teenage years where I felt under a lot of pressure – pressure to achieve at school, pressure to make a success of things. There was a particular moment…