Sermons and Talks

This section offers a wide range of sermons and talks recorded at St Paul’s church during our 10.00am Sunday service. We hope you enjoy them.

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Coming again in GloryComing again in Glory
Talk from 9 December at the 10.00am eXplore service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Reading: Luke 3:1-6

 

 

Christ the KingChrist the King
Talk from 25 November at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Readings: Revelation 1:4-8 and John 18:33-37

 

 

Stir Us UpStir Us Up: Our Values and Priorities
Talk from Sunday 18 November at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: Hebrews 10:11-25 and Mark 13:1-8

 

OUR VALUES
1 One body: under Jesus as head
2 Prayerful: watching and joining God at work
3 Gospel people: identity in the whole Bible
4 Witnesses: growing confidence to live and tell
5 Learners: safe to try, fail, trust and grow
OUR PRIORITIES
1 Grow a church of every generation in the welcome of Jesus Christ
2 Grow deeply in God in word and spirit, bible and prayer
3 Be good news in Tupsley and our frontlines

 

Walking in Peace: Reconciles to GodWalking in Peace: Reconciled to God
Talk from Remembrance Sunday 11 November at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Reading:  Genesis 32:3-11, Genesis 33:1-11

 

 

Love with all your heartLove with all your heart
Talk from Sunday 4 November at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Reading: Mark 12:28-34

 

 

A Rescuing GodA Rescuing God
Talk from Sunday 28 October at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Reading: Hebrews 7:23-end

 

 

Bible SundayBible Sunday
Talk from Sunday 21 October at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Tony Bailey
Reading: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5

 

 

The Rich ManThe Rich Man
Talk from Sunday 14 October at the 10.00am eXplore service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Readings: Hebrews 4:12-16 and Mark 10:17-31

 

 

Finding GodFinding God
Talk from Sunday 7 October at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: Hebrews 1:1-4;2:5-12 and Mark 10:2-16

 

 

Perspective and PrioritiesPerspective and Priorities
Talk from Sunday 30 September at the 6.00pm service at St Andrew’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: James 5:13-20 and Mark 9:38-50

 

 

Right with GodRight with God
Talk from Sunday 23 September at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Readings: James 3:13-4:8 and Mark 9:30-37

 

 

In the image of GodIn the image of God
Listen to the talk from Sunday 16 September at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Readings: James 3:1-12 and Mark 8:27-end

 

 

A Living FaithA Living Faith
Talk from the 10.00am eXplore service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Karen Bishop
Readings: James 2:1-17 and Mark 7:24-end

 

 

What is Worship?What is Worship?
Talk from the 6.30pm Worship Nights at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: James 1:17-27 and Romans 12:1-2

 

 

The Armour od GodThe Armour of God
Talk from the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: Ephesians 6:10-20 and John 6:56-69

 

 

Imitators of ChristImitators of Christ
Talk from the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Pam Row
Readings: Ephesians 5:15-20 and John 6:51-58

 

 

Paul's ChallengePaul’s Challenge
Talk from the 10.00am eXplore service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Eleanor Benson
Readings: Ephesians 4:25-5:2 and John 6:35;41-51

 

 

Unity and MaturityUnity and Maturity
Talk from the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Readings: Ephesians 4:1-6 and John 6:24-35

 

 

The Fullness of ChristThe Fullness of Christ
Talk from the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: Ephesians 3:4-21 and John 6:1-21

 

 

Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene
Talk from the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Readings: Zephaniah 3:14-20 and John 20:11-18

 

 

Do not be afraidDo not be afraid
Talk from the 10.00am Confirmation service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Bishop Richard Frith
Readings: Mark 6:30-52 and Philippians 4:4-13

 

 

Paul: spreading freedom in Jesus Christ
Over the next six weeks we’ll be looking at Paul from Acts. Paul brought the good news of Jesus to Europe. Paul valued diversity of gender, race, class, age and culture in a revolutionary way.

 

One in ChristPaul 6: One in Christ
Talk from the 10.00am eXplore service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: Acts 28:11-31 and 2 Corinthians 5:11-21
Follow up readings: Ephesians 2:11-22 and Romans 9-11

 

Strength in WeaknessPaul 5: Strength in Weakness
Speaker: Eleanor Benson
Readings: Acts 27 and 2 Corinthians 11:30-12:10
Follow up readings: 2 Corinthians 10-12 and Psalm 139

 

 

Paul 4: True teamworkPaul 4: True teamwork
Talk from the 8.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Karen Bishop
Readings: Acts 18 and Romans 12
Follow up readings: 1 Corinthians 3, Acts 19-20, Acts 21-22

 

 

Paul 3: Unknown GodPaul 3: Unknown God
Talk from the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Readings: Acts 17:16-34 and Romans 1:14-25
Follow up readings: Psalm 50, 2 Corinthians 10:1-5, Colossians 2:1-15

 

 

Acting in FaithPaul 2: Acting in Faith
Talk from the 10.00am eXplore service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Eleanor Benson
Readings: Acts 16:16-40 and Luke 4:16-21
Follow up readings: Isaiah 61, Galatians 2, Galatians 4:1-7

 

 

 

Paul 1: Zeal to ZoePaul 1: Zeal to Zoe*
Talk from 3 June at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: Acts 9:1-31 and Philippians 3:4-6
Follow up readings: Galatians 1, Acts 11:1-30
*Zoe: a Greek word meaning life beyond biological life

 

 

Father Son and Holy SpiritFather, Son and Holy Spirit
Short talk from Trinity Sunday 27 May following a talk from Ben Lea of Close House, Hereford
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: Romans 8:12-17 and John 3:1-17
Find out more about Close House

 

 

The Power of LoveThe Power of Love
Short talk from Sunday 20 May following the wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle with reference to Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Bishop Michae Curry’s sermon ‘The Power of Love’
Readings: Acts 2:1-21 and John 15:26-27

 

 

Stand Out and ShineStand Out and Shine
Talk from Sunday 13 May at the 6.00pm service at St Andrew’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Readings: Philippians 2:12-18 and John 17:6-19

 

 

A Light in the DarkA Light in the Dark
Talk from Sunday 13 May 2018 at the 10.00am eXplore service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rob Oram
Readings: Philippians 2:12-18 and John 17:6-19

 

 

Becoming a ChristianBecoming a Christian
Talk from Sunday 6 May 2018 at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Paddy Benson
Readings: Acts 10:44-48 and John 15:9-17

 

 

Christ is the CornerstoneChrist is the Cornerstone
Talk from Sunday 22 April 2018 at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Readings: Acts:4:5-12 and John 10:11-18

 

 

Weakness Witness WordWeakness Witness Word
Talk from Sunday 15 April 2018 at the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
This also includes a testimony of witness by Shauna, currently an intern at St Paul’s
Readings: Acts 3:12-19 and Luke 24:36-48

 

 

One in heart and mind: SharingOne in heart and mind: Sharing
Talk from Sunday 8 April 2018 at the 10.00am eXplore service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Eleanor Benson
Readings: Acts 4:32-35 and John 20:19-31

 

 

WitnessesEaster: Witnesses
Talk from the Easter Sunday 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 and Mark 16:1-8

 

 

David: Developing a heart of God
Through Lent we focused on one of the key figures in the Old Testament: David, Jesus’ ancestor. David is presented as a deeply flawed mixture of real vulnerabilities we all share; and yet he trusts the same unique loving living God we have come to know in Jesus Christ his Son. Through David we can also develop, flawed and vulnerable as we are, a heart growing in the greatest adventure of trusting God.

 

Lent 5: Misplaced TrustLent 5: Misplaced Trust
Sunday 18 March 2018
Revd Rachel Robertson
Reading: 1 Chronicles 21 – 22:1
Background reading: 2 Samuel 18-19 and 21-23:7

 

 

Ruth's StoryLent 4: Ruth’s Story
Sunday 11 March 2018
Karen Bishop
Readings: Ruth 1:1-18 and 4:13-17
Background reading: Ruth 1-4

 

 

Idle Hands: and severe mercyLent 3: Idle Hands and severe mercy
Sunday 4 March 2018
Eleanor Benson
Reading: 2 Samuel 11-12:15
Background reading: 2 Samuel 2:1-7 and Chapters 6 and 7

 

 

Fugitive yet safe in the LordLent 2: Fugitive: yet safe in the Lord
Sunday 25 February 2018
Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: 1 Samuel 24 and Psalm 57
Background readings: 1 Samuel 18 to 20

 

 

Lent 1: God choosesLent 1: God chooses
Sunday 18 February 2018
Revd Nick Armstrong
Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Background reading: 1 Samuel 8 and 13

 

 

Listen to HimSunday 11 February 2018: Listen to Him
Talk from the 10.00am eXplore service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Eleanor Benson
Reading: Mark 9:2-9

 

 

This is my sonSunday 11 February 2018: This is my son
Talk from the 6.00pm Communion service at St Andrew’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Reading: Mark 9:2-9

 

 

A thankful peopleSunday 4 February 2018: A thankful people
Talk from the 10.00amCommunion service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Paddy Benson
Readings: Colossians 1:15-20 and John 1:1-14

 

 

Who is this manSunday 28 January 2018: Who is this man?
Talk from the 10.00am morning worship at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Nick Armstrong
Readings: Revelation 12:1-5 and Mark 1:21-28

 

 

Abundant GiftsSunday 21 January 2018: Abundant Gifts
Talk from the 10.00am service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Readings: Revelation: 19:6-10 and John 2:1-11

 

 

Close EncountersSunday 14 January 2018: Close Encounters
Talk from the 10.00am eXplore service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Lynda Hingley
Reading: John 1:43-51

 

 

Come and SeeSunday 14 January 2018: Come and See
Talk from the 8.00am Communion service at St Paul’s
Speaker: Revd Rachel Robertson
Reading: John 1:43-51

 

 

 

 

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