Christianity

Welcoming Jesus

Whether it’s Palm Sunday or not, we need to welcome Jesus into our lives. Mark 14 shows us 3 ways we can do this: through sacrificial worship, like the woman who poured perfume on Jesus’ head; through submissive worship, like the disciples who trusted Jesus’ words; and through sacramental worship, Read more…

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Jesus’ authority

This is a sermon preached at St Peter & St Paul Shepton Mallet on┬áMark 11:27 – 12:17. Jesus enters our lives, as he entered Jerusalem, with authority. Our response should be submission. We should find our identity in him, the anchor in the storm, defining ourselves first and foremost as Read more…

By Matthew, ago
Christianity

The sovereignty of God

Or: God, our ultimate superhero This is a sermon I preached at St Aldhelm’s Doulting, focusing on James 4:11-17. Superheroes are everywhere in today’s culture. In some ways we’re a bit like them, in that we often judge each other, comparing our own skills and achievements against other people. James Read more…

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Sermon: Living faithfully

This is a sermon I preached at St Peter & St Paul Shepton Mallet, looking at James 2:14-26. James writes to young Christians in churches across the Middle East, telling them that faith without works is dead. At first glance, that seems contrary to Paul’s teaching, so we need to Read more…

By Matthew, ago
Christianity

Sermon: Fear conquered through faith

In this sermon, preached on Sunday 19 February at St Peter and St Paul Shepton Mallet, we look at different types of fear, the importance of keeping our fear in the context of Jesus’s power, and the assurance that fear is conquered through faith in Jesus. Mark 4:35-6:6 https://www.matthewdawkins.co.uk/wp-content/audio/sermon-2017-02-19.m4a

By Matthew, ago
Christianity

Sermon: redefining the Kingdom

Another sermon, preached at St Aldhelms Doulting on 5 February. Many people think they are entitled to the Kingdom of God, but Jesus’s message is that it is only by grace that we are saved. Mark 3:7-35 https://www.matthewdawkins.co.uk/wp-content/audio/sermon-2017-02-05.m4a

By Matthew, ago
Christianity

Sermon: Jesus, King of sinners

In my latest sermon, preached on 22 January 2017 at St Aldhelm’s Doulting, we look at Mark 1:40 – 2:17. We read about the leper Jesus healed, the paralysed man who was lowered through the roof, and the calling of Levi. https://www.matthewdawkins.co.uk/wp-content/audio/sermon-2017-01-22.m4a Summary Donald Trump has been inaugurated as President Read more…

By Matthew, ago