Sermons by Darren Ayling

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Darren is a co-pastor at Central. He has been pastoring since 2008.

New Citizens – Philippians (Philippians 2:1-11)

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Today, we continue our series on Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi.  Philippians, written while Paul was in a prison cell, possibly in Rome, is a thank you letter expressing gratitude to the Christian church in Philippi for being partners with Paul in the spreading of the Gospel. Philippi was a Roman colonial city […]

New Citizens – the Letter to the Philippians

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Today we start a series on Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi.  Philippians, written while Paul was in a prison cell, possibly in Rome, is a thank you letter expressing gratitude to the Christian church in Philippi for being partners with Paul in the spreading of the gospel. Philippi was a Roman colonial city […]

A Lenten Journey with Les Miserables: The Bishop of Digne

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Luke 10:25-37; Luke 24:28-31 This Sunday is the second in the season of Lent. Our series for Lent draws on the story and characters of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. The series is based on a book called ‘Another Story Must Begin’, a Lenten study series written by the priest at a Church in England used […]

A Lenten Journey with Les Miserables: The story of Javert

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Today, we consider Javert, a complex character, who, in a literary sense, is the ‘villain’ or antagonist in the story. But in contrast to villains in many stories, Javert lives an ordered, moral and law-abiding life. For Javert, though, the law is not a source of liberty, but instead makes him less than fully human. […]

A Lenten Journey with Les Miserables: The story of Fantine

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Isaiah 58:1-12, Rev 21:1-5a This Sunday is the first in the season of Lent. Our series for Lent draws on the story and characters of Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. Today, through the characters of Fantine and Cosette,  we’ll look at how the beginnings of the story of Les Misérables demonstrate the need for the Gospel […]