Sermon Series: Lent 2019 – Discovering God in All Places

When my children were small, they had a favourite bedtime book called ‘Where is God?’ As you might guess, there were lots of flaps to look beneath as a little girl called Katy went looking for God around the house, in the garden, in the park. Her eventual conclusion – helped by her mother – is that God is everywhere, and is to be found in the wonder of creation, the love between people, and in the millions of interactions which make up daily life.

Sometimes we feel God especially near us in particular places, and that is not wrong. Jesus took his disciples up a mountain where his glory was revealed to them in a new way. The glorious truth is, however, that Jesus is as present in the hospital ward, the factory floor, the kitchen, the classroom and the office as in a church building. Jesus knew what it is to be human from the inside, and no depth nor darkness so thick that he has not been there already.

This Lent, let us be encouraged as we discover the presence of God through the Holy Spirit in more and more of our lives, and in more and more unexpected places. Lent reminds us that Jesus is as close in our pain as in our pleasure. Keep alert – you never know where you might encounter God this Lent.

10 March 2019: In the desert

Luke 4: 1-13

Sid Mennie reads Luke 4: 1-13 and preaches.

17 March 2019: On the mountain

Matthew 5: 1-11

Jayne Shillito reads Matthew 5: 1-12 and preaches.
We apologise that this is a quiet recording.

24 March 2019: At home

John 12: 1-8

A reading from John 12: 1-8 is explored together

31 March 2019: In relationships

Psalm 91 and Luke 13:34

Andrea Leonard gives a talk about chickens!

07 April 2019: In suffering

Luke 13: 1-9

Helen Burn preaches on Luke 13: 1-9 and finding God in Suffering.
During the sermon, Helen makes reference to this picture.

14 April 2019: On the way of the cross

Luke 22: 14-end

The Passion According to St Luke, read by our Young People.

21 April 2019 – Easter Day

Helen Burn reads Luke 24: 1-22 and talks about how Empty can become Full.