PBC Sermons

Ian Gray
15/12/2019

Advent: Living in Between – 3

Advent: Living in Between - 3

Christmas lights are twinkling away in homes and shops all around the town – which is a bit of welcome cheer given the darkness of the world around us. In the last of our Advent series, thinking about Living In Between the coming of the baby and the coming of the King, today we’re reflecting [ more… ]

08/12/2019

Advent: Living in Between – 2

Advent: Living in Between - 2

Today is the second Sunday in Advent – the four weeks in the run up to Christmas, when we wait not only for the celebration of when Jesus came as a baby, but also for his coming again, as the King of Glory. One has already happened, the other is in the future – we’re [ more… ]

01/12/2019

Advent: Living in Between – 1

Advent: Living in Between - 1

Today is the start of Advent – the four weeks in the run up to Christmas. The word Advent just means “coming”, and it’s a time not only to remember when Jesus came as a baby, but also to prepare ourselves as we await his coming as the King of Glory. One has already happened, [ more… ]

17/11/2019

Come to Me…

Come to Me...

We’re in the mood for celebrations today! It’s our birthday as a church – 130 years of Baptist witness in Peebles (as well as 150 years of the Baptist Union of Scotland). Everyone is invited to the prayer event this afternoon, but this morning we’re thinking about a different invitation, to something even better!

10/11/2019

No Answer: 3 – When God is Late

No Answer: 3 - When God is Late

Why doesn’t God do something about that? It’s a question that frustrates all of us at times – whatever “that” might be. Why is it that sometimes God doesn’t do what we expect him to do, given what we know about his love, his mercy, his character? And if he doesn’t, can we still trust [ more… ]

03/11/2019

No Answer: 2 – When God won’t co-operate

No Answer: 2 - When God won't co-operate

What happens when we’re praying about something really important, something that really means a lot to us, but God won’t give us what we’re asking for? That’s what the apostle Paul experienced.

27/10/2019

No Answer: 1 – When God doesn’t pay attention

No Answer: 1 - When God doesn’t pay attention

We often talk about how God answers our prayers. But what happens when he doesn’t? What about those times when it seems God just isn’t paying attention, or doesn’t want to co-operate, or is late? Is it our fault – are we doing something wrong? That’s the theme of our new series starting today.

13/10/2019

Man in the Mirror 1

Man in the Mirror 1

What do you see when you look in the mirror? The Bible says that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made”. We were created to be loved. But we often get caught up in patterns of self-loathing and shame. Maybe it’s time to take a look at our relationship with the “Man in the Mirror”, and [ more… ]

15/09/2019

Inside Out: 18 – A Tale of Two…

Inside Out: 18 - A Tale of Two...

Today is the last part of our series working through the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ description of what God’s new upside down, inside out Kingdom looks like, and what it means to live in it. At the end of the sermon, Jesus attacks the religious leaders who have been listening to him, and challenges [ more… ]

01/09/2019

Inside Out: 16 – Pause

Inside Out: 16 - Pause

Are we supposed to make judgements, or not? You might be forgiven for being slightly confused about that question if you read what Jesus says on the subject.

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