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Not drunk as you suppose! The evidence for the Resurrection by Revd Alex Pease

  Tonight we held our very special sung Evensong to celebrate Pentecost as part of the world wide prayer in Thy Kingdom Come movement and 70 people in the parish joined us. A few days ago half a dozen of … Continue reading

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The Acts of the Apostles….were acts, not chats! Acts 2:1-21 by Revd Alex Pease

The Acts of the Apostles were Acts not chats! It’s easy to feel defeated, like the disciples before the Resurrection, hiding in a room for fear of the Jews.  Its easy to stay inactive, like the disciples after the Ascension, … Continue reading

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A new heart of flesh Ezekiel 36:24-28 by Revd Alex Pease

Ezekiel 36:24-28 Who has heard these sorts of comments about the Bible:  “I don’t think it means that…’; “its not relevant for today”; “its all too fundamentalist”; “Why should I follow something written so long ago”; “It’s all made up … Continue reading

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Ascension or Astronaut? Acts 1:1-11 by Revd Alex Pease

Acts 1:1-11 Was Jesus an astronaut? I guess that the landing on the moon in 1969 was one of the biggest events of my childhood.  It fired the imagination.  Incredibly memorable.  The count down.  The clouds of smoke as the … Continue reading

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Making a Difference: Matthew 25:34-36 Winchester Basics Bank and Night Shelter

As followers of Christ, we show our love for him and our appreciation at what he has done for us, by serving others; as the very challenging passage in Matthew 25:34-36 below shows us. Today in our service of Parish … Continue reading

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Hunger and thirst for righteousness Matthew 5:6 by James Wright

With many apologies (from Alex Pease) for failing to record this excellent sermon – too much technology to deal with at once! Introduction 100 years ago Oswald Chambers wrote that, at first, the Beatitudes appear to be just beautiful instructions for … Continue reading

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Abraham and Isaac….is God trustworthy? Genesis 22 – a talk for BCP Communion by Revd Alex Pease

Genesis 22 – Abraham and Isaac This is one of the most difficult passages of the whole Bible and so really justifies a much longer unpacking than I can do in a BCP morning communion! However I will do my … Continue reading

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Peter: unschooled, unreliable, but filled with the Holy Spirit, brings Dorcas back to life Acts 9:36-43 by Revd. Alex Pease

This talk was given at a service of Communion with baptism of baby Jack in St John’s Itchen Abbas Acts 9:36-43 We have just heard a story from the Bible, from the Acts of the Apostles, about a death: the … Continue reading

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Superheroes: Joseph and God’s Big Plan by James Greig – May Family Service Sunday 5th May 2019

SUPERHEROES: JOSEPH AND GOD’S BIG PLAN On Sunday we started a new series exploring Biblical superheroes. Over the next few months we are going to look at some remarkable characters throughout the Bible, and how God used them Today we … Continue reading

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The Risen Christ and the Challenges he gives us by Revd. Christopher Blissard-Barnes John 20:19-23

With apologies for the late posting of this sermon from Sunday 28th April 2019 Following the battle of Waterloo, General  Wellington sent a message back to London which read, ” Wellington defeated Napoleon at Waterloo.”  But there was a problem … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday – Important News John 20:1-18 by Revd Alex Pease

We were packed out at St John’s Itchen Abbas this morning – 166 – more than 10% of the civil population!  This was hugely encouraging and thank you to the Itchen Abbas Church Wardens and sidesmen/women and to the Tottle … Continue reading

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What foot washing tells us about the character of God A sermon for Maundy Thursday John 13:1-20 by Revd. Alex Pease

John 13:1-20 What would you do? What would I do, if we won the Lottery? And when I say ‘won’, I don’t mean the odd thousand.  I mean millions and millions. One mega winner gave up work and travelled the … Continue reading

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‘I am doing a new thing, do you not perceive it?’ Isaiah 43:16-21 by Revd Alex Pease

Isaiah 43:16-21 Do you glory in the past or are you excited by the future? When I was an ordinand, one of my tasks was to go and work on secondment with a vicar called Arthur in a parish in … Continue reading

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Why St Paul doesn’t tell women to love self sacrificially – Mothering Sunday sermon by Revd. Alex Pease

Mothering Sunday 2019 Mothering Sunday is not the same as Mothers Day. Mothers’ Day was first proclaimed in the United States by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914 after a campaign led by a lady called Anna Jarvis who wanted to honour … Continue reading

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Judgement and Fruitfulness Luke 13:1-9 by Revd Christopher Blissard-Barnes

Sermon for  Martyr Worthy,  March 24th, 2019.  Luke 13; 1-9. Whenever Pontius Pilate ‘s name come up, whether when we are reciting one of the Creeds in Church, or in our Bible reading, or particularly once again in Holy Week … Continue reading

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