PBC Sermons

Ian Gray
25/08/2019

Extraordinary Nobodies: 7 – Undercover Agent

Extraordinary Nobodies: 7 – Undercover Agent

You might know the name Obadiah – but which one? There are several in the Bible, and the man we’re looking at today only gets a very short mention. But don’t let that fool you – the work he did was deep undercover, and literally life saving for the hundred prophets that he hid from [ more… ]

11/08/2019

Extraordinary Nobodies: 6 – Unlikely Hero

Extraordinary Nobodies: 6 – Unlikely Hero

We’re in a series called “Extraordinary Nobodies”, looking at some of the “minor” characters in the Bible – what Hollywood might call the “bit players”. That’s kind of a loose description though, because God has a habit of taking some of those minor characters and giving them huge impact in the most unlikely ways. Like [ more… ]

04/08/2019

Who is this God?

Who is this God?

Who is this God that we serve? In one sense, it seems almost pointless even trying to work it out, because by definition God is so utterly beyond our experience and our understanding. And yet, he has chosen to reveal himself in different and unexpected ways. So even if what we can see is the [ more… ]

28/07/2019

Prayer: What’s it all about?

Prayer: What's it all about?

The instinct to pray is surprisingly common, not just to Christians, or even to people of other faiths. Even people who would say they have no faith admit to praying sometimes! But to be honest, prayer (and how it works) can be really confusing. Today we’re going to take a fresh look at prayer. What’s [ more… ]

16/06/2019

Extraordinary Nobodies: 3 – Two Scared Men, No Horse

Extraordinary Nobodies: 3 – Two Scared Men, No Horse

We’re in a teaching series looking at some of the many “extraordinary nobodies” in the Bible – people who only get a passing mention, but who we can really learn a lot from. Today we’re looking at two men, one of whom was historically very much a somebody, but only because of the actions of [ more… ]

09/06/2019

Extraordinary Nobodies: 2 – Messy Church

Extraordinary Nobodies: 2 – Messy Church

We’re in a teaching series looking at some of the many “extraordinary nobodies” in the Bible – people who only get a passing mention, but who we can really learn a lot from. Today we’re visiting the rather messy New Testament church of Philippi, and looking in particular at two of its leaders – Euodia [ more… ]

02/06/2019

Extraordinary Nobodies: 1 – Hungry Boy

Extraordinary Nobodies: 1 - Hungry Boy

Most of us can name some of the people we think of as “superheroes” of the Bible – the famous characters like Elijah, Peter, Esther or Mary. But there are hundreds of people in the Bible who only get a passing mention – are they worth our attention? We’re starting a series today looking at [ more… ]

26/05/2019

Psalm 27

Psalm 27

What’s your biggest fear in life? Not many of us could match David (shepherd, songwriter, soldier, and king) for a life packed full of things to be quite legitimately terrified about – and yet David was able to write in Psalm 27, “why should I be afraid?” What gave him such confidence, and what can [ more… ]

19/05/2019

I Am: 8 – The Resurrection and the Life

I Am: 8 - The Resurrection and the Life

There’s an old saying that two things are unavoidable in life: death, and taxes. That isn’t entirely true – lots of people seem to avoid paying any tax! As for death, though, a few people have delayed it, but only one person has beaten it completely. As we finish our series “I am” based on [ more… ]

12/05/2019

I Am: 7 – The True Vine

I Am: 7 - The True Vine

We’re nearly at the end of our series looking at who Jesus claimed that he was. Most of the other “I am” statements from John’s gospel are pretty clear straight away – “I am the Way”, or “I am the Good Shepherd”. But in today’s passage, Jesus said “I am the true vine”. What does [ more… ]

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