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Insights - 2004 Archive



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   This page contains all the available sermon recordings from 2004.  If you're looking for a particular sermon and it isn't here, then it probably wasn't taped.  (A few recordings have not been placed on the website, either because they are of very poor sound quality or because they contain substantial quotations from copyright material.)

   The table below also lists the Gospel reading for each service
(which is often, although not always, the subject of the sermon), and sometimes other relevant readings as well.

   Please refer to the main Insights page for more information about downloading these files.


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Copyright in the text and presentation of these recordings is held by Kelvin Wright.  You may download these files for private, non-commercial use only.  Please do not make multiple copies of these recordings, redistribute them on the internet, or use them to make money.  If you would like to make these recordings available to others, please tell them about the St John's website or add a link to this page from your own website.



title

date

readings

summary

file size

Heroes
26-Dec-04
Matthew 2: 13-23
Christian heroes: Stephen and Wenceslas.
15:04/
2.58 MB
Think Again
5-Dec-04
Matthew 3: 1-12
Repentance: looking at things in a new and fresh way.
12:36/
2.16 MB
All Things Pass
28-Nov-04
Matthew 24: 36-44
The Erebus disaster, sparrows and braided rivers; fragility and permanence.
11:13/
1.92 MB
What God Do You Believe In?
10-Oct-04
Luke 17: 11-19
Elephants and 'Uncle George'; our pictures of God, and where they can come from.
14:52/
2.55 MB
Credo
3-Oct-04
2 Timothy 1: 6-14; Luke 17: 5-10
Faith and belief; Constantine, the Creed, and Christendom.
17:25/
2.99 MB
What Does Christ Require of Me?
5-Sep-04
Philemon 1-25; Luke 14: 25-33
Till We Have Faces; Christianity is an ongoing commitment, and we are shaped by our choices.
13:43/
2.35 MB

What is at the Centre?
29-Aug-04
Jeremiah 2: 4-13; Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16; Luke 14: 1, 7-14
Idolatry: elevating good things to places for which they were never intended.  The particular forms of idolatry to which the Church is prone.
15:13/
2.61 MB
The Sabbath
22-Aug-04
Hebrews 12: 18-29; Luke 13: 10-17
The importance of 'Sabbath time' - not because we are blindly following rules, but to keep our lives in their proper context.
15:27/
2.65 MB
Power and Authority
8-Aug-04
Luke 23: 1-12
The difference between power and authority.  Three qualities which mark a true leader.
19:25/
3.33 MB
The Rich Fool
1-Aug-04
Luke 12: 13-21
Our great wealth, and its dangers.
10:14/
1.75 MB
God the Father
25-Jul-04
Luke 11: 1-13
The Lord's Prayer.
15:44/
2.70 MB

The Kingdom Around Us
4-Jul-04
2 Kings 5: 1-14; Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20
The Kingdom of God is found in the most mundane and ordinary places.
12:49/
2.20 MB
What's Your Excuse?
27-Jun-04
Luke 14: 12-24
Our pathetic excuses for not doing what is actually in our own interests.
12:33/
2.15 MB
The Woman Who Anoints Jesus
13-Jun-04
Galatians 2: 16-21; Luke 7: 36-50
The historical and social context of this Gospel story.  Our behaviour reflects who we really are.
16:36/
2.85 MB
The Tower of Babel
30-May-04
Genesis 11: 1-9; Acts 2: 1-21; John 14: 8-17
The problems and wonders of communication, and what went wrong with the Pentecostal movement.
19:19/
3.31 MB
Embarrassment
25-Apr-04
Revelation 5: 11-14; John 21: 1-19
Jesus and Peter; self-knowledge, and the four words for love.
17:45/
3.04 MB
The Prodigal Son
14-Mar-04
1 Corinthians 10: 1-13; Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32
Identifying with the other characters in a well-known parable.
16:16/
2.79 MB
The Transfiguration
7-Mar-04
Luke 9: 28-36
The difficult but important step from theory to reality.
10:30/
1.80 MB
Pride
29-Feb-04
Luke 4: 1-13
What pride actually is, and why it is the worst of all sins.
14:25/
2.47 MB
Patterns of Resurrection
22-Feb-04
Genesis 45: 3-11, 15; 1 Corinthians 15: 35-38, 42-50; Luke 6: 27-38
Great themes of the Universe: death and new life, from butterflies to mountains to stars.
15:47/
2.70 MB
Leadership
8-Feb-04
1 Corinthians 15: 1-11; Luke 5: 1-11
The responsibility we have both to follow and to lead, as the Christian Church goes through great change.
19:43/
3.38 MB



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