Sermons by The Rev. Alex Shuttleworth

Sermons by The Rev. Alex Shuttleworth

Nov. 2/3: Repent!

Grace just outrages us sometimes. From a human perspective it seems unfair and we like (other) people to get what they deserve. Jonah echoes the psalm, knowing that God forgives, perhaps also, like the psalm, he was looking for some …

Oct. 13: The Storm Calms

The Psalm imagines the believer reaching their desired haven. Ironically, in some ways, this will be the last place Jonah wanted to be. The calming of the storm reveals to the men that Jonah’s god is in fact The God …

Sept. 28/29: Fleeing from the Job

We’re not told why Jonah flees, we’re only told what he flees from—the job that God gave him. Later he claims he was fleeing from the job because he knew it would succeed. Like us, Jonah struggles with many aspects …

Sept 7/8: Bought with a Price

Whatever we think of giving to God, we must know first how much God prizes us. God so greatly values our lives that he gave his only son to purchase our freedom. We are therefore invaluable to Him. Readings from …

Aug. 3/4: Jesus Heals Two Blind Men

Human incapacity and vulnerability is no barrier to the overwhelming grace of God. Again Jesus’ most specific of miracles reveals who he is as well as what he is like. Readings from this service: Isaiah 42: 14-16 Psalm 146: 7b-10…

July 27/28: Jesus Feeds 4000

We can be slow to learn. Sometimes we need to see more than one miracle. We can convince ourselves that great things never really happened and before they happen it is impossible for us to comprehend how God will do …
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