Category: Reflections

This is the place where you can find sermons and other reflections that have been part of Cornerstone worship. They may be in text form or podcasts.

Sermon for Easter Day – Sunday, 31 March 2024

By Revd Helen Cameron:
Chair of the Northampton District of the Methodist Church; Moderator of the Free Churches Group; President of Churches Together in England; President designate of Methodist Conference 2024–25.
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Sermon for Christ the King Sunday, 26 November 2023

By Revd George Mwaura [Bible readings: Psalm 95: 1–7a and Matthew 25: 31–46] King of kings, speak to us in the shelter of this sanctuary by your Spirit and reassure us of a favourable judgement when we come face to face with you. Amen The Reader’s Digest carried a humorous story of a nurse who worked...

Sermon for Sunday, 2 July 2023

By Revd George Mwaura
[Bible readings: Psalm 89.12–18 and Matthew 10: 40–42]

In year 6 of my primary school days, a trip was arranged to go to Mombasa the costal port of Kenya and visit the historical city to see for ourselves marine life and sea-going vessels. It was a wonderful opportunity for village boys like me. Notices had been sent to parents with instructions about transport, accommodation, lunch, times of departure and return. For us, the trip was like waiting for Christmas. Finally, the day arrived. We grabbed our lunches and lined up for the bus. At the back of the queue, one boy began to cry because he had forgotten to bring his lunch box and would have to stay behind. …
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Sermon for Sunday, 28 May 2023 – Pentecost

By Revd George Mwaura
[Bible readings: Acts 2: 1–21 and John 20: 19–23]
Every preacher would love to have the kind of response to a sermon that Peter had on the Day of Pentecost. Three thousand people had their lives profoundly changed and were added to the Church. For most of them, it was a change that would make them a pariah in their communities, some, would go on to die for their faith. Their faith was not a wishy-washy affair; oh no, it involved a complete commitment to the Word of God. …
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Sermon for Sunday, 7 May 2023 Easter 5

By Revd George Mwaura [Bible readings: 1 Peter 2: 2–10 and John 14: 1–14] The movie, The Wizard of Oz, tells the story of Dorothy, a young woman picked up in a tornado and dropped somewhere far away from her home in Kansas. There, she is told that the secret to going back home is to...

Sermon for Sunday, 23 April 2023 – Easter 3 – On the road with Jesus

By Revd George Mwaura [Bible readings: 1 Peter 1: 17–23 and Luke 24: 13–35] Willie Nelson, the famous country musician sings about being on the road all the time. His music, like many other genres, often carries the themes of love and loss, of pain and suffering, of shattered dreams and courageous perseverance. My sermon...

Talk and Prayers for Sunday, 22 May 2022 (Easter 6)

By Andrew and Jane Betts from Advantage Africa Talk By Andrew Betts It’s good be back at Cornerstone this morning, thanks so much for inviting us. A lot has happened since I last spoke here. Last time it was on Zoom. This time we are mostly face to face with some on live stream. Last time...