Many of our sermons are posted here. The online versions include links to the Bible texts we are exploring and sometimes other links, such as pictures or films.
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.
Here are some important recent sermons:
The Wisdom of Humility: the Kirking of the Inverness Council 2019. The Kirking is an annual event when city councillors and members of the community join us to seek God’s blessing on our city. In 2019, this came at a time of political crisis caused by Brexit.
Easter Sunday 2018– taking inspiration from the anti-gun protests by young people in the USA, and the self-sacrifice of a French Gendarme
Another Sermon about Easter, from 2013
Christmas Eve 2018, featuring a Bible reading from space
Reflection for the centenary of the outbreak of World War One given at a civic service on the anniversary in August 2014
Remembrance Sunday 2018: the anniversary of the Armistice
Reformation Sunday 2017: Martin Luther, faith, truth, and how the church still fails to learn from him
Kirking of the Council 2017: why Buzz Aldrin punched someone, and the threat of fake news
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
A faith for fools, which reflects on controversy about the place of worship in Scottish schools (February 2014)
We hope you enjoy the sermons!