Sermon Plan 2020


We have a regular pattern of preaching at All Nations that cycles through Old Testament, New Testament, and topical sermons. We also rotate through genres in the Bible, covering narratives, prophecy, wisdom and more. The aim is that over time we all receive a balanced diet from the Bible. From March, we are returning to the gospel of Matthew. We have two special sermons on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

29-Mar Simon Matt 11:20-30 Is 55 Jesus, the hinge on which everything hangs
5-Apr Simon Matt 12:1-14 1 Sam 21:1-9 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath
10-Apr (GF) Tim Romans 5:1-11 Luke 23:26-49 Peace with God
12-Apr (Easter) Simon 1 Peter 1:1-9 John 20:1-10 Looking towards a wonderful inheritance

From mid-April, we will be starting in 1 Kings, the account of God’s work through his people and their kings. We will see connections with Jesus, godliness and foolishness, and a realistic depiction of a world where we live for ourselves. After this, we will have a topical sermon series dealing with the kinds of hard questions we all want to know the answer to. This will finish with an evangelistic weekend with the theme of science for us to both invite our friends to and get our own thinking clear on.


Preacher Text Second reading Title
19-Apr Simon 1 Kings 1 Matt 1:1-17 The legitimate king; don’t fall for imitations
26-Apr Simon 1 Kings 2 1 Peter 4:1-11 The king as an agent of justice
3-May Simon 1 Kings 3 James 1:1-8, 3:13-18 The value of wisdom
10-May Simon 1 Kings 4 Rev 7:9-17 Living the fulfilled promises of God
17-May Tim 1 Kings 5-7 Ephesians 2:11-22 The beauty of God’s temple
24-May Simon 1 Kings 8 Rev 21:1-8 God’s presence among his people
31-May Simon 1 Kings 9-10 1 Cor 10:1-13 Full of promise, but not quite there
7-June Simon 1 Kings 11 Phil 2:1-11 How to assess leadership the right way
14-June Tim Hebrews 6:13-20; John 6:35-40; Romans 8:12-17 Romans 8:31-39 Assurance: How can I be sure I will make it to heaven?
21-June Tim Romans 3:9-26 Psalm 51:1-12; Genesis 6:1-8 Sin: Are we born evil? Are we as bad as we can be?
28-June Simon Ps 139, Romans 8:18-30 Luke 13:1-8 If God is so good, why is the world so full of evil?
5-July Simon Eph 2:1-10 Deut 9:1-5, Josh 24:1-13 How are Catholics and Protestants different?
12-July Tim Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thess 4:1-12; 1 Thess 5:12-24 Exodus 20:1-17 How can I know what the will of God is for my life?
19-July Tim John 14:15-31; John 16:4-15 Acts 2:1-12; Eph 1:11-14 Who is the Holy Spirit and what does He do?
26-July Simon (evangelistic service) Ps 19, Judges 6:1-24, 36-40 John 20:30-31, Luke 1:1-4 Hasn’t science got rid of God?