PBC Sermons

Ian Gray

I Am: 3 – The Light of the World

I Am: 3 – The Light of the World

Light is so fundamental to our existence, and yet we’re so accustomed to “light on demand” in the West that we take it completely for granted. Many of us are familiar with Jesus’ phrase “I am the light of the world”, but we tend to miss out the surrounding verses and context.


I Am: 2 – The Bread of Life

I Am: 2 – The Bread of Life

We’re in a series called “I Am”, in which we’re getting to know more about who Jesus was by looking at the claims he made about himself in John’s gospel. Jesus claimed that he was “the bread of life” – what does that mean?


I Am: 1 – The Saviour of the World

I Am: 1 - The Saviour of the World

Did you enjoy your pancakes on Tuesday? That’s the annual clue that Lent is here – the season of preparation for Easter. We’re starting a new teaching series for Lent, looking at the “I am” sayings of Jesus. Today, we’re reading the account of a distinctly out-of-the-ordinary meeting between Jesus and a Samaritan woman, when [ more… ]


Heaven Calling: 5 – All Present & Correct (part B)

Heaven Calling: 5 – All Present & Correct (part B)

Today we’re finishing our series “Heaven Calling” by looking in detail at some more of the Gifts of the Spirit – “God-given abilities which enables believers to effectively serve the body of Christ” – including the controversial and often misunderstood ones of Prophecy and Speaking in Tongues.


Heaven Calling: 4 – All Present & Correct (part A)

Heaven Calling: 4 - All Present & Correct (part A)

Do you get excited when you get a gift? (If not, what’s wrong with you?!) God has chosen the perfect gift for each person in the church; the strange thing is that many of us don’t know what we’re supposed to do with our gift, others don’t try to use it, and some of us [ more… ]


Heaven Calling: 3 – Servants’ Entrance

Heaven Calling: 3 – Servants' Entrance

How do you feel about being a servant? We’re back in our series “Heaven Calling”, looking at the idea that everyone on the planet has been Called by God. The third aspect of our calling is to be a servant – not a very politically correct idea these days, and yet that’s exactly the image [ more… ]


Heaven Calling: 2 – Happy Families

Heaven Calling: 2 – Happy Families

The need to belong is one of our most basic human instincts. As we continue our series “Heaven Calling”, today we’re looking at how God calls us not only to be, but to belong, and provides us with a family to belong to that is guaranteed not to change or disappear.


Heaven Calling: 1 – What’s in a name?

Heaven Calling: 1 - What's in a name?

Isn’t it irritating when someone writes to you and gets your name wrong? We know instinctively that names are more than just labels – they’re important to our identity. In the Bible they’re often even more important than that – God uses names of people to reveal important truths and characteristics about them. We’re thinking [ more… ]


Epiphany 3 – Party Time

Epiphany 3 – Party Time

Today is the third Sunday in Epiphany! That may not be a phrase you might expect to hear in a Baptist church, but for the last two weeks we’ve been looking at the ancient church festival of Epiphany, where we remember how Jesus was revealed. Today, we’re going with Jesus to a wedding!  


Epiphany 1 – Expect the Unexpected

Epiphany 1 - Expect the Unexpected

Today is the first Sunday in Epiphany! (Epi who?) It’s not a festival that many people are familiar with these days, especially in the UK – but in former days this was one of the most important Christian feast days! So what’s it about, what was the big deal, and what are we missing? (Apologies [ more… ]

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