Diocese of Oxford

Sermons by Roy Tarbox LLM

Nicodemus: born again?

Gospel               John 3.1–17 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews. He came to Jesus by night and said to him, ‘Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that…

Has God caught your attention?

Gospel        Matthew 2v1-12 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew All        Glory to you O Lord    In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we…

True light never becomes darkness

Gospel        John 1.6–8, 19–28 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John All        Glory to you O Lord       There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. He himself was not the light, but…

Safeguarding …… love your neighbour as yourself

Gospel        Mark 12. 28-31 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark All        Glory to you O Lord   One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, ‘Which commandment is the first of all?’ Jesus answered, ‘The first is,…

Cultivate a thankful heart

Gospel        Matthew 20.1–16 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ   according to Matthew All        Praise to you O Lord     ‘For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the labourers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his…

The magnificent creation surrounding us

Gospel       Matthew 15.21–28 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew All        Glory to you, O Lord.     Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, ‘Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter…

What does this parable mean to you?

Gospel       Matthew 13.24–30,36–43 Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew All          Glory to you, O Lord.     He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to someone who sowed good seed in his field; but while everybody was asleep, an enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and…

The gift of the Holy Spirit

Gospel           John 7.37–39  Hear the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John. All           Glory to you, O Lord.       37 On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, 38and let the one who believes in me drink. As the…