June 19th – an introduction to Philippians
‘From Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus – To all God’s people in Philippi who are in union with Christ Jesus, including the church leaders and helpers: 2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.’ Philippians 1.1-2
June 12th – Friends of God
‘We were God’s enemies, but he made us his friends through the death of his Son.’ Romans 5.10
May 29th – the armour of God
‘Put on all the armour that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against the Devil’s evil tricks.’ Ephesians 6.11
May 22nd – preparing for Jesus leaving
“When I go, you will not be left all alone; I will come back to you.” John 14.18
May 15th – Submit to one another – Ephesians 5.21 – 6.9
‘Submit yourselves to one another because of your reverence for Christ.’ Ephesians 5.21
May 8th – In the shepherd’s care
The Lord is my shepherd; I have everything I need. Psalm 23.1
May 1st – Take care of my lambs
‘Jesus said to them, “Come and eat.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” because they knew it was the Lord. 13 So Jesus went over, took the bread, and gave it to them; he did the same with the fish.’ John 21.12-13
April 17th – Jesus is alive
“Why are you looking among the dead for one who is alive? He is not here; he has been raised.” Luke 24.5
April 10th – Jesus entry into Jerusalem
‘Jesus answered, “I tell you that if they keep quiet, the stones themselves will start shouting.” Luke 19.40
April 3rd – Heaven scent
Then Mary took a whole pint of a very expensive perfume made of pure nard, poured it on Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair. The sweet smell of the perfume filled the whole house. John 12.3
March 27th – The Prodigal Son
Happy are those whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned. Psalm 32.1
March 13th – When the going gets tough
Some Pharisees came to Jesus and said to him, “You must get out of here and go somewhere else, because Herod wants to kill you.” Luke 13.31
March 6th – Ephesians 5.1-20
February 27th – the transfiguration of Jesus
With our own eyes we saw his greatness. 2 Peter 1.16
February 20th – No more lying then
‘Each of you must tell the truth to the other believer, because we are all members together in the body of Christ.’ Ephesians 4.25
February 13th – Go and speak for me
‘Then I heard the Lord say, “Whom shall I send? Who will be our messenger?” I answered, “I will go! Send me!”‘ Isaiah 6.8
February 6th – Ephesians 4.1-16
‘live a life that measures up to the standard God set when he called you.’ Ephesians 4.1b
January 30th – Jesus challenges the people
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has When the people in the synagogue heard this, they were filled with anger. They rose up, dragged Jesus out of town, and took him to the top of the hill on which their town was built. They meant to throw him over the cliff, but he walked through the middle of the crowd and went his way. Luke 4.28-30
January 23rd – The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed’ Luke 4.18
January 16th – Ephesians 3.14-21
‘For this reason I fall on my knees before the Father,’ Ephesians 3.14
January 9th – the baptism of Jesus
“Jesus also was baptized. While he was praying, heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit came down upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my own dear Son. I am pleased with you.” Luke 3.22
January 2nd – A time for everything
‘So get up. Take the child and his mother and ‘Everything that happens in the world happens at the time God chooses.’ ? Ecclesiastes 3.1
December 26th – Escape to Egypt
‘So get up. Take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt and stay there until I tell you to leave.’ Matthew 2.13
December 19th – Carol Service
December 12th – Born to die
‘Now, Lord, you have kept your promise, and you may let your servant go in peace. With my own eyes I have seen your salvation,’ Luke 2.29to prepare the way for me.’ Malachi 3.1
December 5th – The Lord is coming soon
‘The Lord Almighty answers, “I will send my messenger to prepare the way for me.’ Malachi 3.1
“The time is coming when I will fulfill the promise that I made to the people of Israel and Judah.” Jeremiah 33.14
‘For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles, pray to God.’ Ephesians 3.1
At that time you were apart from Christ. You were foreigners and did not belong to God’s chosen people.’ Ephesians 2.12
October 24th – COP26
October 10th – What must I do to receive eternal life?
“Go and sell all you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven; then come and follow me.” Mark 10.21
October 3rd – Love God and love your neighbour
‘you must love God with all your heart and with all your mind and with all your strength; and you must love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ Mark 12.33
September 26th – Whoever is not against us is for us
‘In the past you were spiritually dead because of your disobedience and sins.’ Ephesians 2.1“John said to him, “Teacher, we saw a man who was driving out demons in your name, and we told him to stop, because he doesn’t belong to our group.” 39 “Do not try to stop him,” Jesus told them, “because no one who performs a miracle in my name will be able soon afterward to say evil things about me. 40 For whoever is not against us is for us.” Mark 9.38-40‘In the past you were spiritually dead because of your disobedience and sins.’ Ephesians 2.1
September 19th –
‘In the past you were spiritually dead because of your disobedience and sins.’ Ephesians 2.1
September 5th – I always thank God for you
‘For this reason ever since I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God’s people, I have not stopped giving thanks to God for you.’ Ephesians 1.15&16
August 29th – Hearing the voice of God
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10.27
August 22nd – To whom can we go
‘many of Jesus’ followers turned back and would not go with him any more.’ John 6.66
August 15th – Give thanks to the Lord
‘Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!’ Ephesians 1.3
August 8th – Jesus the Bread of Life
“I am the bread of life,” Jesus told them. “Those who come to me will never be hungry; those who believe in me will never be thirsty.” John 6.35
August 1st – Introduction to Ephesians
This week will be an introduction to Ephesians and you should read Ephesians 1.1-4 to prepare for it
July 11th – Appoint a King to rule over us
‘Appoint a king to rule over us so that we will have a King as other countries have.’ 1 Samuel 8.56
July 4th – The Lord has helped us all the way
June 20th – the loss of the Ark
So they sent messengers to Shiloh and got the Covenant Box of the Lord Almighty, who is enthroned above the winged creatures. And Eli’s two sons, Hophni and Phinehas, came along with the Covenant Box.’ 1 Samuel 4.4‘
June 13th – Listening to God
‘Speak Lord your servant is listening.’ 1 Samuel 3.9
June 6th – Samuel dedicated in the Temple
‘She took Samuel, young as he was, to the house of the Lord at Shiloh.’ 1 Samuel 1.24
May 30th – Communion at General Assembly
May 23rd – Hannah prays for a son
‘Hannah made a solemn promise: “Lord Almighty, look at me, your servant! See my trouble and remember me! Don’t forget me! If you give me a son, I promise that I will dedicate him to you for his whole life and that he will never have his hair cut.” ‘ I Samuel 1.11
May 2nd – Remain united to me
‘Remain united to me, and I will remain united to you. A branch cannot bear fruit by itself; it can do so only if it remains in the vine. In the same way you cannot bear fruit unless you remain in me.’ John 15.4
April 25th – this is how we know what love is…
” This is how we know what love is: Christ gave his life for us. We too, then, ought to give our lives for others! 1 John 3.16
April 18th – Jesus appears among them
‘Look at my hands and my feet, and see that it is I myself’ Luke 24.39
April 4th – Easter Sunday
Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the entrance. John 20.1
April 2nd – Good Friday service
March 28th – Palm Sunday
‘Praise God! God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Mark 11.9
“We are going up to Jerusalem where the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and the teachers of the Law. They will condemn him to death” Mark 10.33
‘Then Jesus called the crowd and his disciples to him. “If any of you want to come with me,” he told them, “you must forget yourself, carry your cross, and follow me.’ Mark 8.34
February 28th – On and off the wall
February 21st – Jesus in the wilderness
Today in our podcast we are hearing of the start of Lent and our journey to the foot of the cross. Shared by Stephen Manners.
February 14th – They saw his glory
Today in our podcast we are hearing of Jesus transfiguration in Mark 9.2-10
Sermon preached by Rev Martin Fair, Moderator of the General Assembly with reading and prayers by Stephen Manners.
February 7th – Jesus first 100 days of ministry
Today in our podcast we are hearing of what Jesus did as he started his ministry – healing and teaching.
Sermon preached by Rev Teri Peterson of St John’s, Gourock with reading and prayers by Stephen Manners.
January 31st – Jesus begins his ministry
Today in our podcast we are hearing of Jesus starting his ministry teaching in the synagogue.
Shared by Stephen Manners.
January 24th – Come with me
Today in our podcast we are hearing of the call of the first disciples by Jesus to ‘come with me and I will teach you to catch people’.
Shared by Stephen Manners.
January 17th – Come and see
Today in our podcast we are hearing of the call of the first disciples by Jesus to ‘come follow me’.
Shared by Stephen Manners.
January 10th – the baptism of Jesus
January 3rd – The journey of the Wise Men
Today in our podcast we are hearing of the journey of the Wise Men. Shared by Sophia Duncan.
Dec 13th – How happy you are to believe
Today in our podcast we are hearing from Elizabeth, mother of John and cousin of Mary and how they both celebrated being pregnant with special babies. Shared by Stephen Manners.
December 6th – This is the Good News
There is such a temptation at this time of year to dress up the message in the glitz and the glamour, the tinsel and the trappings that it gets dumbed-down, lost even. We are all called to go out and share the Good News as the angels did to the Shepherds – ‘This very day in David’s town your Saviour was born – Christ the Lord!’ Luke 2.11 – to tell the world that Jesus is born. Who are you going to tell? Shared by Stephen Manners
November 29th – Watch then
35 Watch, then, because you do not know when the master of the house is coming – it might be in the evening or at midnight or before dawn or at sunrise. 36 If he comes suddenly, he must not find you asleep. 37 What I say to you, then, I say to all: Watch!” Mark 13.35-37
Shared by Stephen Manners
November 22nd service – I was hungry but you would not feed me
Jesus tells a story of how the Son of Man will separate his people into two groups: one group is welcomed into his kingdom, the other turned away. And the deciding factor – what puts us in one group rather than the other – is how we treat other people. Those welcomed into the kingdom of heaven are those who cared for the hungry, the poor, the sick and the stranger. Those who didn’t do these things are not welcomed in. Shared by Stephen Manners.
November 15th service – Love God above all and your neighbour as yourself
If you click on the ‘i’ in the top right hand corner of the video you will find the song videos Charlie mentions and you can click on them and they will open in a new tab. Mind and click on the wee ‘x’ to get back to Charlie’s service on the tab that you are viewing the service video.
November 8th – You have changed my sadness into a joyful dance
All of us I’m sure wish we were never sad but we are at times. But in our sadness we can hold onto the fact that we can put our hope in the Lord. His love for us is sure and strong. Shared by Stephen Manners.
November 1st – Watch out then because you do not know the day or the hour
Are we ready for Jesus return? Do we really believe that he is going to return? Are we living our lives doing what Jesus wants. Could we, say if I knew Jesus was coming back tomorrow I could carry on doing what I had all ready planned. Shared by Stephen Manners.
October 18th – Many are invited but few are chosen
Jesus’ listeners may well still be feeling battered by the parable of the wicked tenants but he continues to reinforce the point, telling this parable to explain what the Kingdom of heaven is like. Shared by Stephen Manners
October 11th – What a rich harvest your goodness provides! – Psalm 65.9-13
‘You show your care for the land by sending rain; you make it rich and fertile. You fill the streams with water; you provide the earth with crops.’ Psalm 65.9. Shared by Stephen Manners
September 27th – Promises do you keep them – Matthew 21.28-32
Today’s parable of the two sons helps us to understand why Jesus’ teachings would not make him popular and would eventually lead to arrest and execution. Shared by Stephen Manners.
September 20th – The first shall be last – Matthew 20.1-16
Jesus tells this parable of the workers in the vineyard to teach us something about God and his new kingdom. Shared by Stephen Manners
September 13th – Forgiveness – Matthew 18.21-35
‘Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, if my brother keeps on sinning against me, how many times do I have to forgive him?’ Matthew 18.21. Shared by Stephen Manners
September 6th – the Extra Mile – Luke 10.25-37
Today is the beginning of Guild week and our service is led for us by Sophia Duncan. David Stark is playing two hymns with singing from Lynda Stark and Sophia. Kath Manners leads us in prayer and reads the story of the Good Samaritan
August 30th service – Listen to Him – Matthew 16.24-17.8
We are all called as disciples to listen to Jesus. To hear what he has to say and follow him – “This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased – listen to him!” Matthew 17.5 Shared by Stephen Manners
August 23rd service – the birth of Moses and the naming of Peter – Exodus 1.15 – 2.10, Matthew 16.13-20
Remembering the remarkable midwives of Exodus. This service is shared by Colin Johnstone, minister of Cheviot Churches
August 16th service – a Cannanite woman begs Jesus for help. Matthew 15.21-28
God’s love is for everyone, regardless of race or gender or ethnicity. This service is shared by Colin Johnstone, minister of Cheviot Churches
August 9th service
August 2nd service – The feeding of the 5000 – Matthew 14.13-21
The feeding of the 5000 – shared by Sophia Duncan. Reading by Charlie Orr
July 26th service – James 5.7 – 20
Patiently wanting for the Lord to return. Shared by Stephen Manners
July 19th service – James 4.11- 5.6
Do not judge others and use your wealth wisely. Shared by Stephen Manners.
July 12th service – James 3.13 – 4. 10
Following the wisdom of the world or living the wisdom of God? Shared by Stephen Manners
July 5th service – James 3.1-12
Being a good teacher and controlling your tongues. Shared by Stephen Manners
June 28th service – James 2.14-26
Faith shown by our actions, by how we live out our lives. Shared by Stephen Manners
June 21st service – James 2.1-13
We continue in our study of the letter of James, how we should focus on welcoming and caring for the poor. Shared by Stephen Manners
June 14th service – James 1.12-27
We continue in our study of the letter of James. Shared by Stephen Manners
June 7th Service – James 1.1-11
Stephen Manners shares this, the first podcast in our series on the letter of James, introducing who James is and what he is trying to teach us
May 31st – Pentecost service
May 24th, 2020 – Jesus prays that God would give glory to his son
Jim Smith shares this podcast on John 17.1-11 – “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your Son, so that the Son may give glory to you.” John 17.1
May 17th, 2020 – John 14.15-21 – When I go you will not be left all alone
May 10th, 2020 – John 14.1-14 – In my Father’s house are many rooms
Stephen Manners shares this podcast based on John 14.1-14 where Jesus tells his disciples he is leaving them but that he will return to take them to his Father’s house.
May 3rd, 2020 – John 10.1-10 Listening to the voice of Jesus
Stephen Manners shares this podcast based on John 10.1-10 – we are like sheep, following Jesus the Good Shepherd whose voice we recognise and trust.
April 26th, 2020 – Luke 24.13-35 The road to Emmaus
Sophia Duncan shares this podcast based on Luke 24.13-35 – the journey to Emmaus where two of Jesus followers walk with Jesus but at first don’t recognise him.
April 19th, 2020 – John 20.19-31 Stop your doubting and believe
Stephen Manners shares this podcast based onJohn 20.19-31 – the story of Thomas coming to believe that Jesus had risen from the dead.
Easter Sunday – April 12th, 2020 – Matthew 28.1-10
Stephen Manners shares this podcast based on Matthew 28.1-10 – the two women visit the tomb and see the Angel of the Lord.
Palm Sunday – April 5th, 2020 – Matthew 21.1-11
Stephen Manners shares this podcast based onMatthew 21.1-11 – Jesus entry into Jerusalem on a donkey.