St John & St Mark Church Bury

to know, grow and show the love of God

Preacher: Nigel Silvester

Authorised Lay Minister

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Bible Text: Acts 10:34-43, Acts 11:19-26 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: Trinity | We heard two portions of scripture…

Sunday, June 28, 2020
We heard two portions of scripture from the Acts of the Apostles - Acts 10: 34-43 and Acts 11: 19-26. In the first, Peter is speaking to Cornelius and his…
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Prepared to be Different

Bible Text: Matthew 10:24-39 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: Trinity | In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear some…

Sunday, June 21, 2020
In today’s reading from Matthew, we hear some no-nonsense talking from Jesus as he continues to prepare his disciples for the realities which face them as they take his teaching of…
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How vast beyond all measure

Bible Text: John 14:15-21 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: Easter | As I read and re-read today’s verses from…

Sunday, May 17, 2020
As I read and re-read today’s verses from John’s gospel, I found a song growing in my mind. A song which grew louder and stronger. Stuart Townend’s ‘How deep the…
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Orchestration and Spontaneity

Bible Text: Matthew 21:1-11 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: Lent | A story of liberation It would have been…

Sunday, April 5, 2020
A story of liberation It would have been very busy that day. Jerusalem packed with pilgrims coming into the city from all over to celebrate the Passover. Inspired by the…
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Be Curious

Bible Text: Psalm 121 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: Lent | Psalm 121 is among the best known –…

Sunday, March 8, 2020
Psalm 121 is among the best known – perhaps not quite on a par with Psalm 23 but not too far behind. “I lift my eyes to the hills...” People…
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What’s important to you?

Bible Text: Genesis 32:22-31, Luke 18:1-8 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: After Pentecost | What is important to you?…

Sunday, October 20, 2019
What is important to you? What's worth fighting for? What would make you be determined and persistent, not give up, not be put off until you got it sorted? Is…
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Mind the Gap

Bible Text: Luke 16:19-31 | Preacher: Ian Banks, Nigel Silvester | Series: After Pentecost | Ian. Nigel and I had…

Sunday, September 29, 2019
Ian. Nigel and I had originally planned a talk which was very loosely based on a sermon given over 60 years ago by Martin Luther King Jr (1). His sermon…
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The faith challenge

Bible Text: Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: After Trinity | Faith – how many times did we…

Sunday, August 11, 2019
Faith – how many times did we hear the word in our reading? 6. The word is mentioned some 400 times in the Bible, depending on which version you read.…
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Blessings and Woes

Bible Text: Luke 6: 17-26 | Preacher: Nigel Silvester | Series: Epiphany | Our reading this morning from Luke chapter…

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Our reading this morning from Luke chapter 6 is headed “Blessings and Woes”. Jesus speaking to his disciples, telling them who will be blessed and who won’t. Very similar to…
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