What’s in a name?

Word Cloud for Sunday 14th July 2013 Sermon


This Sunday, I have the very great privilege of preaching at Waterlooville Baptist Church, on Matthew 16:13-20; Peter’s confession of Jesus as the Messiah. I’m really looking forward to it, and everything is very nearly all ready to go for my first preach of three this summer! I thought I’d stick my draft into a Word Cloud and see what came out – any guesses for who I’m focussing on? I tend to write out my talks in full first, to help give me a sense of clarity and direction, and it certainly helps to clear and focus the mind. For someone who does a degree which involves writing a lot of essays, usually up to 3000 words on any of a various range of political theories, to get the opportunity to write at that length about Jesus is a wonderfully therapeutic activity. As opposed to being a bit of a drag, it’s rather more of a delight!

I would appreciate your prayers that all would go well, that I would be able to speak with the confidence and authority that only comes from God, and that He might really speak through me to anyone who is listening.



A link for the talk can be found here, and the supporting Powerpoint presentation can be found here.