PBC Sermons

Ian Gray
15/07/2018

Esther: 3 – Spoilers!

Esther: 3 - Spoilers!

We’re in a series focussing on the story of Esther, from the Old Testament, with all its remarkably modern-day parallels. Today we meet the last main character of the story – Haman, a man who thoroughly deserves the epithet “Horrible Haman”. Spoiler Alert! We’re going to find out what happens at the end of the [ more… ]

08/07/2018

Esther: 2 – Beauty and the Beast

Esther: 2 - Beauty and the Beast

Last week we started a new series, looking at the story of Esther from the Old Testament. It might be 2,500 years old, but with corrupt statesmen, empowered women, epic parties, an attempted genocide, political satire, cliffhangers, jealousy, treachery, romance, and betrayal, it’s all remarkably up to date! Today we meet Esther herself, along with [ more… ]

01/07/2018

Esther: 1 – Party in the Palace

Esther: 1 - Party in the Palace

We’re starting a new series today looking at a story of corrupt statesmen, empowered women, epic parties, and an attempted genocide. It’s full of political satire, it’s got cliffhangers, it has jealousy, treachery, romance, betrayal, bloodshed and a (reasonably) happy ending. Welcome to the book of Esther…

17/06/2018

Money Matters: 3 – Passionately Generous

Money Matters: 3 - Passionately Generous

Today is our special Gift Day for the Building Project. In the lead up to this, we’ve been in a short series taking a serious look at our attitudes to money and possessions. Now, as we reach the challenge of the Gift Day itself, we’re going to be taking a look at an example Jesus [ more… ]

10/06/2018

Money Matters: 2 – Tithing on Trial

Money Matters: 2 - Tithing on Trial

Leading up to our special Gift Day on June 17th, we’re in a short series taking a serious look at our attitudes to money and possessions. Today, the Biblical principle of Tithing is on trial – we’re going to be looking at what it means, and at whether this Old Testament law applies to us [ more… ]

03/06/2018

Money Matters: 1 – What’s Mine is Mine

Money Matters: 1 - What's Mine is Mine

Uncomfortable talking about money? Jesus wasn’t – in fact he was really clear that money matters; so we’re going to take it seriously too. Leading up to our special Gift Day on June 17th, we’re going to be spending some time examining our attitudes to money and possessions – including a no holds barred look [ more… ]

13/05/2018

Inside Out: 7 – Happily Ever After?

Inside Out: 7 - Happily Ever After?

“And they both lived happily ever after…” But what happens when two people don’t? Divorce is just as painful today as it was when Jesus spoke about it, but have we correctly understood what he said? That’s our topic for today as we continue our series on the Sermon on the Mount.

29/04/2018

Inside Out: 6 – Living with Lust

Inside Out: 6 - Living with Lust

Sex is a topic that, in church, seems either to be avoided altogether, or talked about in very negative ways. But today we’re going to see what Jesus has to say about this in his Sermon on the Mount, as we continue our series looking at the Inside Out kingdom of God that he was [ more… ]

15/04/2018

Inside Out: 4 – Good and Angry

Inside Out: 4 - Good and Angry

Sometimes we think we’ve got everything sorted out – for ourselves, for those we love, maybe even for God. Then some idiot comes along and does something that messes it all up. Aaarggh! Today we’re looking at what Jesus has to say in the Sermon on the Mount about anger, and what place that has [ more… ]

01/04/2018

Easter Day: Nothing to wear!

Easter Day: Nothing to wear!

Today we’re celebrating the greatest day in history – Easter Day – the day that God defeated death, and brought his son Jesus back to life! But we’ve got a double celebration today, because four people are being baptised as a sign of their decision to follow Jesus as Lord. So if it’s such a [ more… ]

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