Category: Advent

2nd Sunday in Advent – Sermon 168

Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thoughts of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN Introduction Telling the truth is not always easy – but God commands that we do it – Today we don’t often speak about lies – we…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

2nd Sunday in Advent – Sermon 23

Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thought of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN INTRODUCTION This week we light the second candle of our Advent wreath – and we focus especially on the prophets – to help us look again…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

3rd Sunday of Advent – Sermon 77

Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thoughts of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN Introduction Less than two weeks to go – and around seven posting days to Christmas – have you sent off all your Christmas cards yet? –…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

2nd Sunday of Advent – Sermon 61

Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thoughts of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN Introduction “On Jordan’s bank the Baptist’s cryannounces that the Lord is nighawake, and harken, for he bringsglad tidings of the King of Kings” The first verse…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

1st Sunday in Advent – Sermon 167

Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thought of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN INTRODUCTION Learn a lesson from the Fig tree. When its tender shoots appear and are breaking into leaf – you know that summer is near –…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

1st Sunday in Advent – Sermon 153

Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thought of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN INTRODUCTION Advent – a season of expectation – preparation – anticipation – the start of the new church year – observed since at least the fourth…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

1st Sunday in Advent – Sermon 136

Prayer to start May the words of my lips and the thought of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN INTRODUCTION Well – Its started – and I don’t mean Christmas – Today – is the first Sunday in Advent – the first Sunday in the…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

2nd Sunday before Advent – Sermon 108

Prayer to Start May the words of my lips and the thought of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN INTRODUCTION What’s your favourite picture or painting? Constables Haywain? – Van Gough’s Sunflowers – Renoir’s boating party – the Mona Lisa – the Sistine Chapel? Paintings…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

2nd Sunday before Advent – Sermon 35

Prayer to Start May the words of my lips and the thought of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN INTRODUCTION "Lo He comes with clouds descendingOnce for favoured sinners slainThousand, thousand saints attendingSwell the triumph of His train,Aleluia Christ appears on earth to reign!"The first…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off

3rd Sunday before Advent – Sermon 120

Prayer to Start May the words of my lips and the thought of our hearts be graciously received for the Glory and Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ AMEN INTRODUCTION  Few things are more difficult – in life than to follow God’s call for faith and love It sounds wonderful – but when it comes…

By Derek Buckthorpe 13th February 2011 Off