Bread of Angels Sermons


For five Sundays, beginning on July 29th, the theme of our Sunday readings is The Bread of Angels. To read or revisit sermons preached in this series, please click on the links.

On Sunday July 29th, the gospel reading was the story of the feeding of the five thousand from John’s Gospel. Revd Christine’s sermon looks at the way John’s telling of the story points to the truth that Jesus is far greater than Moses, the he is, in fact, the Son of God. Thinking of the part played in the story by the boy who offers to share his picnic, Revd Christine encourages us to ask ourselves  what our on response is to that extraordinary revelation.

Revd Christine’s 2nd sermon was preached on August 5th and looks at the reaction of the crowd to the feeding of the five thousand. Revd Christine asks whether they were following Jesus as tourists or as pilgrims, a question we can ask ourselves too.

On August 12th, Josie preached on Jesus’ saying I am the bread of lifeJosie’s sermon looks at two Old Testament Stories (the angel feeding Elijah in the wilderness and the story of manna from heaven in Exodus) and what they have to say about bread for the journey.  Josie concludes with our need for Jesus, the living bread who is food for our journey in this world and beyond.

On August 26th Joe’s sermon  was on John 6.59-69. Joe preaches about the way, in this story, and in our lives today,  Jesus shocks people and forces them to make up their minds to follow him or to reject him. To those who stayed with him he gave life beyond their imaginings and he offers the same to you and me today.