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Welcome to our Sermon Archive! We've been recording the sermons from our 11am Morning Praise services since Spring '18. All of the sermons can be found below and are in date order with the most recent first. You can either stream the sermons online or download to play later - simply click the sermon title for either option.
Lent 3 - All things new, growing as individuals
Sunday 15th March 2020
Phil takes a look at how we can be restored and refreshed by our hope in Jesus.
Lent 2 - Praying with Jesus
Sunday 8th March 2020
A look at how we spend time in God's presence and what that means for our faith and relationship with Jesus.
Lent 1 - Seasons of change
Sunday 1st March 2020
Philip starts our lent course looking at the famous passage about time from Ecclesiastes 3, a passage which encompasses the whole of life in all its seasons.
Children of God
Sunday 16th February 2020
The fourth instalment in our series exploring Galatians. There was a problem with the recording so there is a bit missing at around 10 minutes into the talk - apologies.
Sunday 9th February 2020
Paul from Frontiers
Paul from mission society Frontiers shares thoughts on our commission to tell the world the good news of Jesus.
Was Paul an apostle? Are you?
Sunday 2nd February 2020
Can Paul be considered an Apostle the same as the 12 who were with Jesus? Steve explores Paul's claims to being an apostle and what that means for us.
The law - is it important?
Sunday 26th January 2020
In this next part of Galatians Paul addresses the role of the Jewish law in the new Christian faith. The law was vitally important to the Jews, gave them identity but Paul explains how Jesus came to fulfil the law.
The Gospel of Christ or a different one?
Sunday 19th January 2020
The first in our five week sermon series on Galatians. Today Steve unpacks what Paul has to say about which gospel we should follow and what we should be careful to stay clear of.
How we should seek God's strength
Sunday 12th January 2020
Phil uses the lives of four Christians over the centuries to illustrate how we seek God's strength.
The Message of Christmas
Sunday 29th December 2019
David reminds us what the message of Christmas really is.
Shepherds and Angels
Sunday 22nd December 2019
What was it like to be one of the shepherds who were given the news of Jesus' birth on a dark hillside outside Bethlehem on that first Christmas.
Joseph, Jesus' earthly father
Sunday 15th December 2019
Phil looks at Joseph's part in the Christmas story and what we can learn from him.
Talented Church - part 3
Sunday 8th December 2019
Third part in our exploration of what it means to be church and what being a member of a church looks like.
Talented Church - part 2
Sunday 1st December 2019
Second part in our exploration of what it means to be church and what being a member of a church looks like.
Praise Service - Remembrance
Sunday 10th November 2019
David White was guest speaker at Praise & Worship on Remembrance Sunday. He spoke on the theme of remembrance from Psalm 103.
Prayer Part 7 - Spiritual Warfare
Sunday 3rd November 2019
The story of our faith is often one of conflict - all the disciples were executed for their faith, and this continues today. David explores the area of prayer where we fight back against the powers that want to destroy our faith. Spiritual warfare is not against people. Spiritual warfare is about prayer.
Prayer Part 6 - Praying in the silence
Sunday 27th October 2019
Sometimes God seems silent but he isn't - his voice can always be heard through the Bible. When we make time to hear God's voice he is there. Steve encourages us to take time each day to be quiet in God's presence to hear His voice.
Prayer Part 5 - Contemplative prayer
Sunday 20th October 2019
Ron shares his thoughts quiet prayer and being still in God's presence. He encourages us to give this a go, to find a quiet space in which to meet with God.
Prayer Part 4 - unanswered prayer
Sunday 13th October 2019
When our prayers seem to go unanswered are we asking the right question when we ask why? May be we should instead be asking who is God. In the Narnia books Lucy is reminded that Aslan is not a tame lion but he is good. We should be looking to the spiritual realms for answers to our physical problems.
Prayer part 3
Sunday 6th October 2019
Phil shares his thoughts on prayer.
Prayer Part 2 - Adoration
Sunday 29th September 2019
We start to get into the Lord's prayer this week. Phil unpacks what it means to give adoration and worship to God from the first line of the Lord's Prayer - Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Prayer Part 1 - The Story of Esther
Sunday 22nd September 2019
The first in an eight week series on Prayer following The Prayer Course in housegroups. Steve explores how sometimes it seems that God is silent and uses the story of Esther in the Old Testament to help us understand this.
Sunday 15th September 2019
Bishop Philip introduces Transforming Mission and commissions St Martins at the start of our journey.
Joel Part 4 -
Sunday 15th September 2019
Part 4 of our series on Joel. Steve brings it altogether and encourages us to go out with the good news of the gospel to make disciples.
Joel part 3 - Restoration: Eden regained
Sunday 8th September 2019
Phil leads us through these powerful verses from Joel which take us to the beginning of the early church and demonstrate the pouring out of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Joel part 2 - Judgement and mercy
Sunday 1st September 2019
Ron shows how judgement and mercy go together. This is salvation - Jesus on the cross taking our sins - judgement and grace.
Joel Part 1 - Between Eden and the wilderness
Sunday 25th August 2019
The first part of a four part series on Joel. How did God's people respond to the devastation of a plague of locusts and what can this teach us thousands of years later?
The light and love of the truth of the gospel
Sunday 18th August 2019
David guides us through Jesus teaching from Luke 12.
What is faith?
Sunday 11th August 2019
Phil, our new curate, explores the idea of faith and how we have faith in God.
Treasures in jars of clay
Sunday 4th August 2019
It's not the type of container that is important it is what is inside that matters - Christ lives in us.
Sunday 28th July 2019
Ron explores the story which follows Jesus' teaching on prayer in Luke 11. Jesus tells us to ask, seek and knock, and God will answer. We can be bold in prayer and have confidence in God.
Knowing God's presence together as a church
Sunday 21st July 2019
In the fourth of the Presence series Steve lifts the lid on how the church is God's tool on earth and should be Alive. We should let our light shine out as the church of God and bless our community so that everyone will know we are God's disciples and they will want to join us.
The Presence of God - and eternal perspective
Sunday 14th July 2019
What will heaven be like? Mark, from Light & Life Church in Liskeard, explores the presence of God into eternity
The Presence of God for other people
Sunday 7th July 2019
Jim Hillier from Grace Church
The presence of God for other people. How we are taking the presence of God into the places where we work and where we meet other people. From the passage from 2 Corinthians Jim explores how we are an aroma and a letter for Christ.
The Presence of God
Sunday 30th June 2019
Jordan Russell from Greenbank
Jordan Russell from Greenbank shares about God’s presence, how it has no limits, He can be everywhere all of the time. We need to look to the one who never changes, whose presence is always there. If we draw near to God he will draw near to us. Apologies that the beginning of the recording is missing.
The Power of the story
Sunday 23rd June 2019
Stories, especially true stories, convey to us important truths. They often sow the seeds of the gospel. Ron shares with us the truths from a story in Jesus life and how telling our story can be a powerful witness.
The Prodigal Son (Father's Day)
Sunday 16th June 2019
Laura, who is on placement with St Martin's as part of her ordinand training, opens up the story of the prodigal son for Father's Day.
Thy Kingdom Come - evening celebration
Sunday 9th June 2019
God's good future for us and his love for us. What does it mean for us to receive God's Spirit of adoption, to know that we belong to God's family.
Thy Kingdom Come - morning celebration
Sunday 9th June 2019
Krish Kandiah speaks at the morning celebration of Thy Kingdom Come beacon event at St Martin's. He explores the greatest prayer - The Lord's Prayer, and how we respond today to those words spoken by Jesus two thousand years ago.
Sunday 2nd June 2019
Steve speaks from Matthew 16:13-19 on the rock on which the church is built and how we can show that to our community.
Jesus calms the storm
Monday 27th May 2019
We all, like the disciples, have a desire to grow and learn and change. We all follow something or someone in life. As Christians our challenge is to show that Jesus is the ultimate answer.
Talents - use them!
Sunday 19th May 2019
A look at the Parable of the Talents and how it can apply to our lives.
3 things to remember when you don't know what to do
Sunday 5th May 2019
Jesus takes charge, Jesus provides, Jesus restores.
Identity and purpose in Christ
Sunday 28th April 2019
A look at our identity and purpose in Christ and how the two are closely connected.
Sunday 21st April 2019
Steve's sermon from the combined Easter Day service.
Sunday 14th April 2019
Sermon from the evening Praise Service on Palm Sunday.
Talking Jesus part 6
Sunday 14th April 2019
The final part of the Talking Jesus course - how do we go on talking about Jesus in our lives, how do we make the most of every opportunity.
Talking Jesus part 5
Sunday 7th April 2019
What is God's story that we want to tell our friends about?
Talking Jesus part 4
Sunday 31st March 2019
Part 4 in the sermon series running alongside the Talking Jesus course being studied in housegroups.
Talking Jesus part 3
Sunday 24th March 2019
How can we be salt and light for Jesus in our lives?
Talking Jesus part 2
Sunday 17th March 2019
Worship - when we meet with Jesus, we experience him and have a glimpse of his glory.
Talking Jesus part 1
Sunday 10th March 2019
The first sermon in the series following the course Talking Jesus. The course is being followed by housegroups. David challenges us to change the conversation, to make a conscious decision to talk about Jesus.
Sunday 3rd March 2019
A look at the wisdom of God from Paul's writing to the church in Corinth
Ephesians part 6
Sunday 24th February 2019
To know the love of Christ even though it cannot be fully known because it surpasses knowledge.
Ephesians part 5
Sunday 17th February 2019
Jesus tore down divisions between people and between God and his people. God does not want to keep his distance from us. How should this change how we do church?
Ephesians part 4
Sunday 10th February 2019
Three questions we ask: what is wrong with the world? What is wrong with people? What is wrong with me? This passage is Paul's diagnosis, prognosis and prescription for our lives and our church.
Ephesians part 3
Sunday 3rd February 2019
The third part of our examination of the church through the lens of Paul's letter to the Ephesians.
Ephesians part 2
Sunday 27th January 2019
The second part of our look at Ephesians and what that shows us about God's plan for his church today.
Ephesians part 1
Sunday 20th January 2019
Beginning a six week look at Ephesians and what that teaches us about our church today.
St Martin's vision presentation
Sunday 13th January 2019
A presentation of the vision for the growth of St Martin's church in the next few years.
Gathering darkness and danger
Sunday 6th January 2019
Darkness and light through the story of the escape to Egypt and Herod's murder of the children.
Jesus lost in Jerusalem
Sunday 30th December 2018
Looking further ahead to when Jesus was 12 years old and the family visited Jerusalem
Mary & Elizabeth - who, how and why
Sunday 23rd December 2018
A look at Mary and Elizabeth in the run up the the birth of Jesus Christ.
Prelude to God working in a wonderful way
Sunday 16th December 2018
The birth of John the Baptist
Sunday 9th December 2018
Revelation shows the power, enormity and might of God, God who chose to make himself known to us in a display of love and sacrifice.
The beating heart of New Testament Christianity
Sunday 2nd December 2018
How does the church of the New Testament, as described in Acts, compare to church today.
Christ the King
Sunday 25th November 2018
Christ the King - the Sunday before Advent. A look at who is 'Christ the King' through the story of Jesus calming the storm.
The Bible Course part 4 - Prophecy
Sunday 18th November 2018
A look at Old Testament prophecy and what prophecy means for us today.
The Bible Course part 3 - God's Name
Sunday 4th November 2018
The revelation of God's name and his identification of himself as the God who saves. Yahweh is the one who rescues us from the things that enslave us.
The Bible Course part 2 - God's Covenant with Abraham
Sunday 28th October 2018
Exploring God's call to Abraham and God's covenant with Abraham. How do we discern God's call on our lives today. Apologies, this is quiet recording.
The Bible Course part 1
Sunday 21st October 2018
The first in the new series linked to The Bible Course produced by The Bible Society which is being studied in housegroups at St Martins.
God is the cornerstone of our existence
Sunday 14th October 2018
How do we live so that our lives show that this is true.
Joel's message of hope
Sunday 7th October 2018
Talk from harvest service
Banquet in Heaven
Sunday 7th October 2018
It's not about the group of people you belong to but how you respond to God's message.
A Fairy Story
Sunday 30th September 2018
Sermon from the Praise Service
Sunday 30th September 2018
Sermon from Benefice communion service
Are You Ready?
Sunday 23rd September 2018
Speaking from Daniel 6, Steve challenges us on whether we are giving God our all and if we are prepared for whatever tomorrow may bring.
God's Love in the Community
Sunday 9th September 2018
Chris Goldsmith / Steve Morgan
Marking the reopening and re dedication of St Martin's Church, Bishop Chris and Steve Morgan share passionately about the power of God's unshakeable love and the command to share it with the community.
The Heart of the Matter
Sunday 2nd September 2018
Ron shares from Mark 7, challenging us on our heart attitudes, reminding us that these are far more important to God than our traditions and outward things.
Ready for Battle
Sunday 26th August 2018
Sharing from Paul's letter to the Ephesian Church, Ron reminds us of the realities of being in a spiritual battle and both challenges and encourages us to be alert, equipped and empowered on the battlefield.
A Call to Christian Living
Sunday 19th August 2018
Speaking from Ephesians 5, David shares Paul's challenge to live lives that demonstrate the validity of our faith to a watching world.
Jonah: Pick & Mix Jesus
Sunday 12th August 2018
Challenging us not to have a 'pick and mix' faith, Steve speaks from Jonah 3 and encourages us to ask ourselves if we, too, are living our lives on the run from God's presence and purpose as Jonah did.
Sunday 5th August 2018
Steve shares from Deuteronomy what the feast of First Fruits means for us today.
A Fragrant Offering
Sunday 8th July 2018
As he closes the "God's Bounty: Our Response" sermon series, Steve shares with us the "secret of contentment" that Paul spoke of in Philippians and how we can apply this in our living and giving.
Giving: Power and Grace
Sunday 1st July 2018
What do Unity, Generosity, Animosity, Electricity and Multiplicity have in common? Ron unfolds Acts 4:32-37 to reveal the connection...
Giving is a Gift
Sunday 17th June 2018
Steve shares from Corinthians on how the opportunity to give to both the poor and the church is a gift and encourages us, as Paul did the Corinthians, to be joyful givers.
So Little Yet So Much
Sunday 10th June 2018
Steve shares a thought-provoking and challenging message on how we ought to be responding to God's goodness and bounty.
God Loves Giving!
Sunday 3rd June 2018
Join us as we begin our series looking at 'God's Bounty: Our Response'! David launches the series by studying the generosity of God and challenging us to live with hands that are open to give and receive.
Sunday 27th May 2018
Steve explains the importance of unity within the Church.
Sunday 20th May 2018
David White challenges us with what Pentecost means for us today.
Sunday 13th May 2018
Steve explores the connection between what we consider to be 'home' and the Holy Spirit
A Royal Invitation
Sunday 6th May 2018
In Isaiah 55 we see the greatest invitation ever issued, with far-reaching implications. Ron tells us more...
The Great Love of Jesus
Sunday 29th April 2018
Visiting speaker Malcolm Griffiths shares thoughts on how we can share the love of Jesus in our community.
My Dream of the Future - Resurrection Hope
Sunday 29th April 2018
David unfolds Acts 17:22-31, addressing the question, "what right does God have to 'command all people everywhere'?"
What's in a Name?
Sunday 22nd April 2018
Steve shares what it means to be called a Christian and challenges us to live our lives in allegiance to Christ.
Prayer (part of the 'Soul Care' series)
Sunday 21st January 2018
David White shares four foundational truths to encourage and aid us in our prayer lives - and our relationships with God.
A Word for Liskeard
Sunday 17th November 2013
Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Justin Welby visits St Martin's Church with a challenge for us to love and bless our community.