Diocese of Oxford

Sermons by Dave Adams LLM

Dave’s career has included time as a journalist, a research tutor in higher education, and an organisational consultant in the UK, India, Hong Kong and parts of Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He has experience working for an international broadcasting organisation, a pan-European satellite educational network, an online news service and a study and research centre focused on international development.

The elephant in the room ……

Gospel        John 20.19–31 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John All        Glory to you O Lord    When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood…

Do we see Advent as an …adventure?

Gospel        Mark 13.24–37 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark All        Glory to you O Lord     ‘But in those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven,  and the powers in the heavens will…

How does God show up today?

Gospel       Matthew 28.16–20 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew All           Glory to you, O Lord.       16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17When they saw him, they worshipped him; but some doubted. 18And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven…

Sow the seeds

Gospel    John 20. 19–31  Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John    19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace…

Death is not the end of life

Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John Glory to you, O Lord. 17 When Jesus arrived, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, some two miles away, 19and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them about their…

Why can’t we be good?

Gospel       Matthew 4.1–11 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew       4Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2He fasted for forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3The tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of…

Scatter a little salt

Gospel    Matthew 5.13–20 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew 13 ‘You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14 ‘You are the light of the…