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.

Mark’s Gospel slides

I’m in the midst of doing some study half-days for clergy and lay ministers in the Anglican diocese of Exeter, and give below links to two sets of slides from the first half-day, which covers Introducing Mark—an overview of Mark’s shape and key themes, and a look at the death and resurrection of Jesus in Mark. [The second half-day’s slides are now available here.] It’s been very interesting revisiting Mark for this purpose, after recently revising the material on Mark in Exploring the New Testament Continue reading →