Sermons from January 2018

Sermons from January 2018

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…