Sermons by Nick Clevely


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Jonah 4:1-11: Jonah’s anger

Speaker: | October 13, 2019

Jonah is one of several books in the Bible that would not be accepted to be made a Hollywood movie; the main reason being that there is no happy ending. When Jonah comes to an...


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Jonah 3:1-10: God’s grace in Nineveh

Speaker: | October 06, 2019

Jonah 3 is usually known as the chapter where Jonah was obedient, but in truth this chapter is not about Jonah but about God. God and His grace, not man and his obedience are the...


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Luke 2:39-52: The Childhood of Jesus

Speaker: | October 06, 2019

‘Who am I?’ a basic question that all of us have struggled to answer. For many of us this has been a tremendous struggle, for those brought up in a Christian home and taught a...


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Jonah 1:17-2:9: The sign of Jonah

Speaker: | September 29, 2019

One of the major stumbling blocks to people accepting the book of Jonah is the issue of ‘the big fish.’ Modern man has spurned the story thinking that is it absolutely impossible that a man...


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Luke 2:22-38: Jesus presented at the Temple

Speaker: | September 29, 2019

Jesus being presented at the temple is usually not seen as a very important part of the birth narratives in the gospels, but it is important for several reasons. Jesus presentation of the temple gives...


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Jonah 1:7-16: Jonah and the Sailors

Speaker: | September 22, 2019

‘Drawing straight lines with crooked sticks’, this is a one liner that I could write over this portion as we see God using an unwilling Jonah to do much more than he ever intended. Bringing...


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Jonah 1:4-6: The Storm

Speaker: | September 15, 2019

Storms have proven to be effective means of bringing people closer to God. It was Martin Luther’s prayer in a thunderstorm that resulted in him giving up his law studies and taking up monastic vows....


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Luke 2:1-7: The Birth of Christ

Speaker: | September 15, 2019

When I say ‘Christmas’ what comes to mind? Santa Claus, stockings, reindeer, Christmas trees, gifts, food…. Most of our associations have to do with lights, and music and festivities, and large family gatherings with lots...


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Luke 1:57-80: The Benedictus

Speaker: | September 08, 2019

There are two ways in which God faithfully parents us with suffering. Think of these as two different types of parental discipline. There is the use of suffering in our lives in general which acts...


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Jonah 1:1-3: Jonah’s flight

Speaker: | September 01, 2019

When I say, ‘the book of Jonah’ what comes to mind? For most of us we think of that memorable story of a runaway prophet from Sunday school. As you get older you may think...


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Contradictions in the Bible

Speaker: | August 25, 2019

Nearly anyone you speak to today will say that the Bible is full of contradictions, therefore it cannot be a solid basis upon which to build our faith in God. I suggest that anytime someone...


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Luke 1:39-55- The Magnificat

Speaker: | August 18, 2019

Worshippers—that is one of the most fundamental things that we are as human beings.  We are made to worship, we will find our joy and satisfaction in worship, yet because of our sin we are...