Sermons

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John | Abraham | James

Ben Gibbins | Sunday November 21, 2021 | John

Jesus is the Saviour of the world because the world needs a saviour. We need food for energy, but Jesus is fueled and energised by doing the will of his Father. In initiating a conversation with a Samaritan woman, Jesus breaks down barriers. If we try to pretend to be better than we really are then we don’t appreciate how good Jesus is.

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Richard Owen | Sunday November 14, 2021 | John

Jesus is not on a par with John the Baptist, but he is the Word made flesh. John is not jealous of Jesus but is pleased that his own disciples are leaving him to follow Jesus. John has an important role as the Best Man at the wedding, but it is not the Best Man’s role to end up with the bride at the end of the day.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read John 3:22-36

Dan Maton | Sunday November 7, 2021 | John

Jesus won’t fit into Nicodemus’ existing system as a Pharisee - instead, he tells Nicodemus that he needs a new start. Nicodemus may have had just one conversation with Jesus yet he became a disciple. What can God do with just one conversation?

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Grant Riley | Sunday October 31, 2021 | John

Jesus demonstrates his divinity by clearing the courts, by architectural arguments and by obvious omniscience. The animals in the temple courts were being sold at inflated prices and were taking up the only space where gentiles were allowed to worship God. The real temple is Jesus’ body, the place where God dwells, and this is why he has authority.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read John 2:13-25

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Water into Wine

John 2:1-11

Chris Chart | Sunday October 24, 2021 | John

Jesus attended social events. He wants to be involved in the whole of our lives, whether good or bad. He knew that his first miracle would start the ball rolling and that it would lead inevitably to Calvary, and perhaps this is why he doesn’t want to be pressurised by his mother. Running out of wine would have been a social embarrassment, but Jesus takes away the shame of the host, just as he takes away the shame of us all.

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Signpost to Jesus

John 1:19-51

Richard Owen | Sunday October 17, 2021 | John

John the Baptist is like a sign-post. He has great humility and points away from himself to Jesus. Jesus is the one who takes away the sin of the world. It doesn’t bother John that his disciples leave him to follow Jesus. Jesus doesn’t point to anyone - he is the one to be followed, and the invitation today is to come and know him.

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Introducing Jesus

John 1:1-18

Dan Maton | Sunday October 10, 2021 | John

John’s prologue is like a movie trailer. John is setting the scene, beginning with the fact that Jesus is God. He introduces characters, starting with John the Baptist, whose aim was to glorify Jesus.

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Time for Messy Church

Isaiah 62:1-5

Jeremy Simpkins | Sunday October 3, 2021 | Miscellaneous

Our call is to build the Church. God is calling for fresh passion for the local church. He wants things to get messy.

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Trust in The Lord

Proverbs 3:5-6

Chris Frost | Sunday September 26, 2021 | Miscellaneous

Proverbs is a leadership book, a probability book and a thinking book. The wise person will listen to advice. We should use our understanding but not lean on it. To acknowledge God is to submit to his ways.

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Dan Maton | Sunday September 19, 2021 | Miscellaneous

God initiated and accomplished salvation all by himself. How persuaded are we that the gospel is true? Can people encounter God through City Church Sheffield?

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Psalms 98

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The Road to Emmaus

Luke 24:17-35

Richard Owen | Sunday September 12, 2021 | Miscellaneous

Like the two disciples on the Emmaus Road, we need clarity on who Jesus was and what he has done. Jesus proves who he is from the Old Testament - he’s not just a prophet but the Mighty God, God With Us, whose suffering was prophesied. Nothing went wrong with God’s plan - the cross was part of the plan.

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Rejoice in The Lord

Philippians 4:4

Ben Gibbins | Sunday September 5, 2021 | Miscellaneous

Rejoicing doesn’t mean always feeling joyful, but tuning in to what is really there. Paul rejoices even though he’s in prison, because Christ is being preached, because the Philippians are like-minded and because they’re in Christ.

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Dan Maton | Sunday August 22, 2021 | Miscellaneous

It is good to praise the Lord - it benefits us and causes us to flourish, as it is what we are designed for. Praising God gladdens the heart and stretches the mind. It is good to consider what God has done.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Psalms 92:1-15

Richard Owen | Sunday August 15, 2021 | Miscellaneous

We live between pre-covid times and post-covid times, and in-between times can be difficult. But we can draw near to God because God is with us and he is faithful.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Hebrews 10:19

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The Death of Abraham

Genesis 25:1-11

Grant Riley | Sunday August 8, 2021 | Abraham

God was faithful to Abraham throughout Abraham’s life and, like Jesus, he lived a life of service. In being buried in the Promised Land Abraham trusted God’s promise to give the land to his descendents, and we can look back and see how God was faithful after Abraham’s death.

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Isaac and Rebekah

Genesis 24

Chris Chart | Sunday August 1, 2021 | Abraham

Abraham makes plans for Isaac in line with the promises he received from God and has been living with. The first thing his servant does on arriving at his destination is to pray. Isaac’s love for Rebecca reflects Christ’s love for the church.

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Dan Maton | Sunday July 25, 2021 | Abraham

Abraham mourned the death of Sarah. It is appropriate to grieve. Like Abraham and Sarah, we are aliens in the world who do not really belong anywhere. We are citizens of heaven - it is important to remember where we’re from and where we’re headed.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Genesis 23

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Abraham is Tested

Genesis 22:1-19

Blessan Babu | Sunday July 18, 2021 | Abraham

Unbelievers may think this passage shows a cruel God, but they are missing the bigger picture. Abraham may not have been angry with God, but he would have experienced emotional turmoil, and yet he obeyed God. It was God who miraculously gave Isaac to Abraham in the first place. God did not withhold his only Son. Isaac lived because a ram died in his place; we live because the Lamb of God died in our place.

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The Treaty with Abimelek

Genesis 21:22-34

Richard Owen | Sunday July 11, 2021 | Abraham

Abimelech saw that God was with Abraham. God is with us too, so let’s let our light shine, showing love and kindness to those around us, being open with one another and dealing with conflict well.

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Chris Chart | Sunday July 4, 2021 | Abraham

God makes specific promises to individuals. God provides for us whether we are like Hagar and Ishmael who have reached the end of their resources or whether we are like Abraham who is distressed for others. Abraham entrusts Ishmael’s life to God, just as he later entrusts Isaac’s life to God.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Genesis 21:8-21