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Summer Sermon Series

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Posted by Ros Clarke, 23 Jun 2020

Church Society are offering a series of nine video sermons for use over the summer.

We’re delighted to be offering this Summer Sermon Series for 2020 featuring Lee Gatiss, Rod Thomas, Wallace Benn, George Crowder and Mark Wallace. Nine sermons on video are available to download here, for use in your church services this summer. The files can be edited into your church services for Facebook, YouTube or Zoom, or if you prefer, you could upload them to your church’s website, Youtube or Facebook page as they stand. Please do not cut, edit or add anything to the sermon videos. Each sermon is 12-15 minutes long.

The sermons follow the lectionary readings for July and August, from Matthew 11-16, but they are intended to be suitable as stand alone sermons. You could choose to use one or two of them to fill a gap in the preaching rota, allowing exhausted clergy a couple of much-needed weeks off. Or you could choose to use the whole series, perhaps supplementing the videos with some questions for small groups and individuals to reflect on and discuss.

Unsettling Rest: Matthew 11:16-30, Mark Wallace

The Parable of the Sower: Matthew 13:1-21, Lee Gatiss

The Parable of the Weeds: Matthew 13: 24-43, Rod Thomas

Parables of the Kingdom: Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52, Rod Thomas

Love and Power: Matthew 14:13-21, George Crowder

Fear and Doubt: Matthew 14:22-36, George Crowder

Never Despair: Matthew 15:21-28, Mark Wallace

Peter’s Confession: Matthew 16:13-20, Wallace Benn

The Cost for Jesus: Matthew 16:21-28, Wallace Benn

We’d love to hear how you use the sermons and other creative ideas for churches this summer. Please let us know on our Facebook page or tweet us @churchsociety.

ETA: The sermons are now also available in audio form to use instead of or in addition to the videos if you would find that helpful. Many thanks to Martyn Saunders for doing the work of extracting and uploading the audio, and generously sharing them.

Ros Clarke is Associate Director of Church Society

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