PBC Sermons

Lionel Gibbs

I am not the Messiah, John the Baptist sends his Disciples after Jesus

The testimony of John in John 1:19-51 begin with these words. In todays sermon we see how it is the Lord who bids us to come and see, but we also ask, who or what do we seek!


In the Beginning…the Word

John does not begin his retelling of the Gospel on a hillside, or a manger or with Kings and wise men, but before it all began. John begins at The Beginning, when Jesus already was. What this then means that the one who created all chose to become flesh and became an infant means all [ more… ]


The Holy Spirit: Look at the Fruit

Paul is defending the freedom and liberty that is found in Christ, but also instructs us to examine ourselves, to sow to the Spirit and not to the Flesh


Holy Spirit 3: The Gifts and Calling of God Ephesians 4

Paul encourages to live a life worthy of the calling that God has given us, to use the Spiritual Gifts He has given us. Yet Paul also feels the need to emphasise that these gifts are to be used to build up the body, to encourage one another, to strengthen one another, to cause division [ more… ]


Church Family Weekend: The Parable of the Talents.

Over the weekend of Sat 28th and Sunday 29th Aug we gathered together for a variety of meetings. We enjoyed a BBQ on the Sat afternoon which for many of us was the first time we had enjoyed each others company since the first lockdown.   On the Sunday we took the opportunity to recommit [ more… ]


The Holy Spirit 1: John 14 and 15

The first of a new series considering the Person who is the Holy Spirit. Todays introduction raises many of the characteristics of the Holy Spirit which will be considered in weeks ahead, using the structure of John 15 and 15 when Jesus is preparing His disciples that He is about to leave them, but that [ more… ]


The Seven Letters of Revelation: Ephesus

The first Letter that Jesus sent in Revelation was to the people of Ephesus. A church that has so much history and had worked well to keep the church going and to keep the church pure. Yet, they had lost their first love! Let us hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church


So, you think you know Jonah?

So, you think you know Jonah?

‘Everyone’ knows the story of Jonah; children still hear the story and often as adults we remember it with some fondness. Jonah, the man who tried to run away, the many who was swallowed by a great fish, the man who eventually obeyed. Jonah the moaner! A source of fun and one of the easier [ more… ]


Psalm 88: Spiritual Depression

Psalm 88: Spiritual Depression

How are you? Really? Most people’s response to the first question is usually ‘fine, thanks’. If we’re honest most people are just being polite, saying hello. We’ve all seen the look on someone’s face as the person they ask starts to pour out their heart to them and they don’t know what to do. God [ more… ]


Trusting God when you don’t understand him

Trusting God when you don't understand him

The prophet Habbakuk wrestles with a common problem we face: how do we respond to God when he does things we just don’t understand?

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