A two-part overview of the book of Ruth

We’re starting a sermon series on the book of Ruth at my church, All Saints, Ealing, this coming Sunday (10 January 2021), and I’ve done an overview of the book to orientate the congregation. It’s in these two videos: the first is just over 9 minutes, and the second is a little under 17 minutes. Comments very welcome!

A sermon on Luke 1:26-38

Here’s a video sermon (just over 20 minutes) which I have just recorded for a church in Pune, India (hence the greetings at the beginning) on Mary’s encounter with the angel Gabriel in Luke 1:26-38. Comments most welcome! Incidentally, I had two incidents in November of my blog being hacked. Following good help from my hosting company, InMotion, all now seems to be well. For those who know about such things, I’ve gone over to a secure URL—hence it now begins https, rather than http.

Love: a two-part sermon

Below are the two parts of a sermon on love based on Matthew 22:34-40 and 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8, recorded for my church’s online service for Sunday 25 October 2020. The first part focuses on Jesus’s teaching on love (Matthew; c. 16 mins), and the second Paul, Timothy and Silas as examples of love in action (1 Thessalonians; c. 8 mins). Comments welcome!

More slides from Mark study days

Here are the slides I used for the second study half-day for the clergy and lay ministers of the diocese of Exeter, focusing on Mark’s ‘journey’ section 8:22–10:52. It’s a fascinating section, framed by the healings of two blind men (8:22-26 and 10:45-52), and full of teaching on discipleship. Comments welcome! If you missed the slides from the first study half-day, they’re available here.