John the Baptist

Published by Michael Bigg on Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:00

The text of Mike's sermon preached on the 3rd Sunday of Advent 2018, based on Luke 3:7-18.

"You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, 'We’ve been to church for...

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Galatians 6: Mutual accountability and personal responsibility

Published by Michael Bigg on Sun, 2 Dec 2018 20:00

The text of Mike's "Evening Worship" talk on Galatians 6

Sometimes, at the end of Paul’s letters, a carefully constructed argument appears to give way to a stream of consciousness in which Paul says all the little snippets that couldn’t quite fit in elsewhere...

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Unworthy and welcome

Published by Michael Bigg on Sun, 2 Dec 2018 14:58

The text of Mike's sermon preached at 10:30am on 2nd Dec (Advent 1)

Readings: Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36

Advent is a double season. It’s a time when we can prepare ourselves to remember again God’s fulfilment of his promises...

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A Royal Baby is Born!

Published by Michael Bigg on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 14:54

The text of Mike's December 2018 article for parish magazines...

Picture the scene. It’s the middle of winter and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are off to Sandringham for the weekend. It’s late at night and they are returning from a fancy dress party....

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On suffering and silence

Published by Michael Bigg on Sun, 18 Nov 2018 19:03

The text of Mike's sermon preached on 18th Nov 2018 (2 Before Advent)

1 Samuel 1:1-20

 

I was going to start this sermon by telling a story. But then I thought that the story we heard from 1 Samuel 1 speaks for itself. It’s so full of vivid human experience...

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