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Sermons are usually preached on Sundays and special festival days. Where possible, sermons are made available on this website as a resource for those unable to attend in person and for further consideration for those that do.
All world religions have for many centuries used different modes of communications to deliver the message of their faith and the sermon is one effective method often used.
In the Christian Church we take as a general inspiration the prophets of ancient times, and more specifically the preaching of Jesus Christ and his followers. Although he spent much time dealing with individuals and small groups, another favourite occupation was giving huge crowds of people food for thought.
Nowadays, sermons are given either more formally during an act of worship or increasingly through the media, often though not exclusively based on passages from Scripture. They consist of the preacher’s own words used to inspire, educate, challenge, inform and even admonish God’s people.