Tag Archive: jesus

David: The Chosen One (1 Sam 16:1-13)

The people of God have asked for a king, expecting someone who is strong, powerful and wealthy. But God seems to have different ideas. In the first talk of our this series, Liam… Continue reading

God’s Tattoo (Isaiah 49)

If God had a tattoo, what would it be? This talk, from our Baby Dedication Service, reflects on Isaiah 49 (mp3)

Thy Kingdom Come (Matthew 11:1-6)

What would it look like for God to answer the prayer ‘Thy Kingdom Come’? A talk on signs of the Kingdom from Matthew 11. (mp3)

Peter (John 13:1-17)

Why did Jesus wash the feet of his disciples? And why do many Christians continue this practice to this day? (mp3)

The Day God Became an Atheist

A Good Friday quote from G.K. Chesterton.

The Woman Caught in Adultery (John 8:1-11)

A talk on John 8, shame, bad religion and the power of encountering Jesus (mp3).

Seven Words from the Cross

An introduction to our Holy Week series: seven words from the cross.

Taking the Plunge (Romans 6)

What does getting wet have to do with following Jesus? This talk looks at the importance of baptism. (mp3)

Prayer for Unity (John 17)

How does Jesus’ prayer in John 17 encourage us to pray and work for unity? (mp3)

The Pursuing God (Luke 15:1-7)

How can we know what God is really like? A talk from our Baby Dedication service on Jesus’ parable of the lost sheep. (mp3)

Love Made Visible (1 John 4:7-19)

What is love? How can we know it? And how do we get round the problem of the invisibility of God? A talk on 1 John 4:7-19 (mp3)

Everybody Needs a Deity for a Pillow

Reflections on 1 John 1 and ‘touching the face of God.’

Life, Light and Love (1 John 1:1-2:2)

This talk looks at the offer of life, the problem of light and the solution of love in 1 John 1-2 (mp3)

To err is human?

An excerpt from The Pursuing God, which looks at the question of whether Jesus could have sinned.

A Place to Belong (Mark 2)

Why is community important for our emotional health? And what can the story of 5 guys and a mat teach us about building deep relationships? (mp3)

Carmel and Calvary

A short extract from Peter Leithart’s commentary on Elijah at Mount Carmel.

The Divine Whisperer (Hebrews 1:1-3)

How should we think about God speaking in this secular age? In this talk, Liam lays the foundation for this new series, by considering three insights about the Word of God from Hebrews chapter 1. (mp3)

The Substitute Son

A Good Friday reflection on Barabbas and the substitute son.

Who Killed Jesus?

Who killed Jesus? A short reflection on the Roman and Jewish charges, and Jesus’ own intentions.

Holy Week Reflections

I haven’t been entirely idle… here’s some info about a few bits I’ve been writing, including a series of reflections for Holy Week.

Joshua: The New Covenant (Joshua 24)

The book of Joshua ends with a poignant ceremony in Shechem, a place with a rich history. In this talk Liam looks at Joshua 24 and considers our need for a New Covenant. (mp3)

Joshua: The City of Refuge (Joshua 20)

As the people prepare to settle in the land, God gives instructions for how they are to conduct themselves, and the kind of cities they are to build. In this talk, Liam looks at the themes of justice and refuge, and how we can live as ‘good news’ people. (mp3)

Joshua: Crossing the Jordan (Joshua 3)

The people prepare to cross the Jordan, and as with Moses before, the water parts to let them through. In this talk on Joshua 3, Liam considers the themes of consecration, faith, and baptism. (mp3)

Technology and Multisite Preaching. Or ‘Did Jesus eat chia seeeds?’

So with my tongue lodged somewhere in the vicinity of my cheek, here are four vaguely interconnected observations from my first stab at live multisite preaching.

Jesus, Gun Control and “Homeric” Wisdom

Some thoughts from Homer Simpson on Jesus and gun control.