Author Archives: Tim Chesterton

About Tim Chesterton

Family man, pastor, storyteller, musician, songwriter. E-mail me at timchesterton at outlook dot com

Initial sermon thoughts on 1 John 3:11-24

This is not a sermon; it’s simply the beginning of the sermon preparation process. Hopefully these thoughts might trigger some of your own, if you are preaching on this passage this coming Sunday – or help you to get ready, … Continue reading

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Praying for our enemies – when the rubber hits the road

Bishop Angaelos is the General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom. This is his outstanding statement regarding the most recent brutal murders of Christians by ISIS in the Middle East. All I can say is, this man … Continue reading

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A School for Saints and a Hospital for Sinners (a sermon on 1 John 3:1-7)

Back in the nineteenth century, the great Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon once attended a conference at which the keynote speaker began to proclaim what was called the doctrine of sinless perfection. This belief has cropped up in Christian history from … Continue reading

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Remember the Gospel

Surely one of the most frightening and disorienting experiences we can have as human beings is to begin to be aware that we are losing our memory. How do I know who I am, if I’m not sure where I’ve … Continue reading

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This Joyful Eastertide

My favourite Easter hymn. Christ is risen! Happy Easter, everyone!

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Into the wilderness with Jesus

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, and Lent will begin – an annual season for going out into the desert, metaphorically speaking, away from distractions, in order to pay attention to what God is saying. A season for silence and self-examination, for prayer, … Continue reading

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‘Listen to Him’ (a sermon on Mark 9.2-9)

There’s a well-known story about a man who fell off a cliff. On the way down he managed to grab a branch, and there he was, suspended a thousand feet above a gorge, with only the branch preserving him from … Continue reading

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