Sermon: Baptism of Jesus

Sermon – January 10th 2021 Previous version preached at Dunbarney and Forgandenny, January 7th 2018 Genesis 1:1-5; Mark 1:1-11 Today, we begin with the beginning of the book which begins the Bible – Genesis. The first verse of that wonderful, imaginative account of how all things began when God created creation, begins, ‘In the beginning, […]

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Sermon: Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet

A Sermon Preached by the Reverend Trevor Jamison for Saint Columba’s United Reformed Church, North Shields, 3rd January 2020 Luke 2:21-40 I would like to invite you to join a choir, though you don’t have to be able to sing in order to take part. Each year, at Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. […]

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Sermon: Gift Giving

A Sermon Preached by the Reverend Trevor Jamison for Saint Columba’s United Reformed Church, North Shields, 3rd January 2021 Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12 ‘Then opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts …’ (2:11) Well, gift-giving was a bit different in our household this Christmas. Instead of a rush around the shops everything was purchased […]

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Sermon: Mary and God’s Love

A sermon preached by the Reverend Trevor Jamison at Saint Columba’s United Reformed Church, North Shields, December 20th 2020 – the fourth Sunday in Advent Luke 1: 26-55 This is a sermon about how Mary, the mother of Jesus, teaches us important lessons about God’s love and Christian discipleship in the twenty-first century world, because […]

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Sermon: “I am NOT the Messiah”

A sermon preached by the Reverend Trevor Jamison, Saint Columba’s United Reformed Church, North Shields, on third Sunday in Advent 2020 Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; John 1:6-8, 19-28 So, ‘there was a man sent from God, whose name was John,’ says the Gospel of John (1:6), This John, though, was not the one whose name is […]

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