Sermons at St. Andrew's Scots Kirk

29th March St Andrew's Sunday Service

Sunday Service: 29th March 2020

This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office. St Andrew’s Scots Kirk      Lent 5            Theme: We Shall Overcome Readings: Ezekiel 37.1-10  and John 11. 17-44. Prayer: Wherever we hear the words may we also receive your word, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen.   Our readings today are the reading that Christians

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Colin Sinclair

Prayer from Rt Revd Colin Sinclair

Living God, In our hour of need, we turn again to you, for we have nowhere else to turn. We put our faith in you because you have proved your faithfulness time and again. We reaffirm our love for you because you have never let us go. We thank you that you are not distant

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Found Sheep

Sermon: 22nd March 2020

This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office. Crisis of Leadership            Readings Psalm 23, 1 Samuel 16:1-13, & John 9. 1-12 St Andrew’s Scots Kirk at Lent 4 Prayer           “Lord take our wandering thoughts and guide us. We have come to hear your word, with your teaching now provide us.” Amen

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Woman At Well

Sermon: 15th March 2020

This is an embedded Microsoft Office presentation, powered by Office. St Andrew’s Scots Kirk                                                  Sunday 15 March 2020 Theme: Thirsty? Readings: Exodus 17:1-7    and John 4: 5-42 What do you thirst for? We know about thirst in Colombo in March, don’t we? It is hot by 9.00am and piping hot by noon. The

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Sermon: 9th February 2020

Theme: Shine Bible readings: Isaiah 58.1-9  Matthew Chapter 5.13-20 “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’” These are the words of

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Sermon: 2nd February 2020

Scripture: Micah 6: 1-8 / Matthew 5: 1-12 Text: And seeing the multitudes, Jesus went up into a mountain and when he was set his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them saying; (Matthew 5: 1, 2) IN THE NAME OF GOD, FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT, AMEN With its

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Conflicted Cousins

Sermon: 12th January 2020

Conflicted Cousins Sermon SASK 12 January 2020             Readings: Isaiah 42.1-9 and Matt 3.13-17 We are going to think about conflict today and consider there are two sides to it – a positive and a negative side. The musical concept of harmony helps me…  Wally Armbruster says. “If everybody’s singing the same note that is

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Wise Men Gifts

Sermon: 5th January 2020

Epiphany! St Andrew’s Scots Kirk, ColomboIsaiah 60. 1-9     Matthew 2.1-12 Prayer: May the words of my mouth and the mediations of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, our Rock and our Redeemer. “And Nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” Isaiah 60:3 The early Christians were

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Sonoran Desert In Bloom

Sermon: 15th December 2019

Rejoicing Reasons to Rejoice at St A’s in Advent      Isaiah 35            Matthew 11 It could only be a C of S minister who would begin an Advent sermon in a prison cell. Many of us C of S clergy have not been regularly confused with a ray of sunlight!  In the Old Days in

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Sermon: 1st December 2019

Overflowing Hope Readings Isaiah 2.1-5 and Romans 13.11-14Advent 1 There are 3 Hopeful points today. Advent is a time of preparation for the Christian community. It is the season where that overused word but evergreen concept comes into its own. I am hopeful today, are you? Despite the terrorist attack in London on Friday, I

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Sermon: 24th November 2019

Sermon: 24th November 2019

SASK  Christ as King    9.30am 24 November 2019   Readings: Psalm 46 and Colossians 1. 11-20. Prayer Close your eyes? Please close your eyes for a minute or two?  I want you to bring to mind your favourite picture of Jesus Christ… Can you picture his hair its texture and shade, his eyes, their colour,

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 17th November 2019

Readings:  Malachi 4.1-2a and Ephesians 4.11-16 The Gifts of The People I bet I know the main thing that has been on you your mind this week? No, not who is going to win the election? Will brave Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in forthcoming test match series? Not even what am I going to eat

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Family Service: 10th November 2019

Readings:  Micah 4.1-8 Luke 1.68-70 War, Peace and Silence Where did you first experience the eloquence of Silence? Hasn’t silence a matchless power of its own? Did you first feel it after an outstanding piece of playing at a concert, followed by a stunned silence? Or was it in a sporting context?  Did you witness

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 3rd November 2019

Readings Habakkuk 1 and 2 and Luke 19.1-10 Short Talk  The story of Zacchaeus is one which appeals to children, not least because they can easily visualise the small man who climbed up a sycamore tree. Children are often fascinated by ‘height’ and take pleasure in charting their own growth. I measured the height of

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 20th October 2019

On Healing 2 Timothy 2.8-15  &  Luke 17.11-19 Our subject is healing today Have you ever bought a lottery ticket? I was in Scotland to lead the funeral of a friend this week. He was the only person I know who used his date of birth and his date of death as his lottery numbers?

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 6th October 2019

Readings  2 Timothy 1.1-14  Luke 17:5-10 Just plain daft! Mad? A crazy idea. Planting trees in the sea sounds like a stupid exercise. Ludicrous! I reckon that is exactly how Jesus meant it to sound. We miss the point of this mini-parable if we look at it with solemn eyes It is cartoon he is

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 29th September 2019

Readings Jeremiah 1-3a, 6-15  and Luke 16.19-31 Psalm 150 The joyful finale to the Psalms, the song book of Judaism (King James Version) Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. 2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3

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St. Andrew's Scots Kirk Church Praying

Sermon: 22nd September 2019

Readings:  Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 and Luke 16.1-13 Prayer Stewards of the Earth What did you do on Friday? Think about it for a minute… Did you know that 100,000 people in 160 counties and 3,000 cities took to the streets to protest. Some of whom had never walked under banners before… On our Church of Scotland

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