Sermons by The Rev. Alex Shuttleworth

Sermons by The Rev. Alex Shuttleworth

Jan. 25/26: Raised by Grace

God lavishes grace on us through his saving initiative. The language of death could not be stronger in debunking the idea of salvation through our own works:  the dead do not raise themselves. Readings from this service: Ephesians 2: 1-10…

Nov. 23/24: The Convicted Judge

We begin our Advent season series this week as we celebrate Christ the King Sunday. Christ the King Sunday is a time to remember that although Jesus looked like a criminal, he is now enthroned as judge & king. He …

Nov. 16/17: The Compassion of God

Have we reckoned with the scale of the seriousness of unforgiveness? The world is perishing, we have been given a message of forgiveness, but sometimes we act as though we’d rather they didn’t hear it! Readings from this service: Jonah …

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 …