Curate Hannah uses Exodus 20 to explain how our worship is our service. Worship is only worship when it is directed towards God as Sovereign, not to the false gods of the world around and as Deuteronomy 10 says, we are called to fear God, walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve Him with all our heart and soul and to keep his commandments.
Using Mark 14:1-9 Sophie talks (and demonstrates) what it means to worship with all of your heart
Hannah Baylor reminds us of God’s promise of justice, using the story of David and Bathsheba found in 2 Samuel chapter 11. Speaking from the heart she refers to her doctoral thesis and extended theological study to speak on this difficult passage.
TRIGGER ALERT: sexual abuse, abuse of leadership/power and cultures of victim-shaming are mentioned in this sermon, as are recent allegations against a well known Christian leader.
Those listening in person were reminded of safeguarding provisions and also signposted for pastoral care. Those listening online can access similar information here: https://www.churchofengland.org/safeguarding
David Baylor shares how we can respond to God’s generosity in our lives and relates this to our service where 5 people were baptised.