Preaching the word is central to worship in our Reformed tradition. Most Sundays, this we do this in the Sunday sermon.
Mostly our preaching is based on based on a list of Bible passages for each Sunday, called a ‘lectionary’. We normally use the Revised Common Lectionary, a lectionary used by many churches around the world which you can find here. There’s more about the lectionary here.
The sermon is an ‘event’, which takes place during worship. But many people like to read and ponder again, or catch on up sermons they miss. So we provide notes for many of our sermons online.
Online sermons are posted on our blog. The include links to the Bible texts we are exploring and sometimes other links, such as pictures or films.
Here are some important recent sermons:
Reflection for the centenary of the outbreak of World War One given at a civic service on the anniversary in August 2014
Choose Life! the sermon for the Kirking of the Council in 2014
A faith for fools, which reflects on the controversy about the place of worship in Scottish schools (February 2014)
Kirking of the Council 2013: Pontius Pilate and a politician’s dilemma (There is more information about the Kirking here).
Sermon from the week before the 2013 Kirking of the Council
Kirking of the Council 2012
Dedication of Cameron Highlanders Memorial
Hope in a Fragile World: Martin Johnstone, Priority Areas Secretary
The Church and Universities: James Fraser, Principal of the Highlands and Islands
Christianity and Morality
All one! A sermon about gender and sexuality
Christianity’s God: Trinity Sunday 2013
The Scandal of Grace (the Prodigal Son)
The myths of poverty
Remembrance Sunday 2011
We hope you enjoy the sermons!