Sermons by Rev John (Jo) Sweeney

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Wednesday 18th May: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney

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Wednesday 18th May: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney Plans are currently under way for a large parade in Omagh next Sunday 22 May to commemorate the Battle of the Somme during the First World War. Orangemen from many parts of Co Tyrone will parade to three local churches including our own. Readings and prayers have […]

Wednesday 11th May: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney

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Wednesday 11th May: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney I was disturbed when I read of a young college student from these parts who was interviewed on radio about a report he had written recommending that religion be kept out of schools. As a Christian minister I have been privileged on countless occasions to conduct morning […]

Wednesday 4th May: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney

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Wednesday 4th May: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney I wonder what you make of the recent controversy about which Rory McIlroy made comment. I am not a member of any Golf Club but I am certain if I was I would have no difficulty with ladies having permission to be members also. I cannot remember […]

Wednesday 27th April: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney

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A few weeks ago I preached from John 21; a well-known passage where Jesus reinstated Peter. You remember of course this was after Jesus’s resurrection and therefore after Peter had denied Jesus. Truth to tell I often feel like Peter; glad that I too can be afforded a second chance. If you have followed any […]

Wednesday 17th February: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney

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Isn’t it funny how there are things which we see on a regular basis but take little notice of. For example do you know that locally we regularly handle bank notes that display the Coats of Arms of each of the six counties of Northern Ireland? Another local bank has the following motto printed on […]

Wednesday 25th November: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney

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Wednesday 25th November: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney Are you an Esau or a Jacob? David Pawson poses this question in his chapter about the prophet Obadiah. The book of Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament but it contains some very important messages. The reason for the question posed is that two […]

Wednesday 18th November: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney

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Wednesday 18 November: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney ‘God loves me with love everlasting; a love that goes on without end. God loves me with love everlasting. Jesus is my forever friend. Everlasting; a love that goes on without end. Everlasting. Jesus is my forever friend’. Try singing this little song to the tune of […]

Wednesday 11th November: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney

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Wednesday 11th November: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney As we continue studying the Old Testament prophets I am indebted to David Pawson for his book, ‘Unlocking The Bible: Omnibus’. His insights are indeed most helpful. As he writes about the prophet Nahum he asks us to consider an aspect of God which is difficult to […]

Wednesday 4th November: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney

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If I asked you to come up with the name of a character from the comics of an earlier generation such as The Beano or The Dandy I would expect names like Dennis the Menace or Desperate Dan; perhaps even Korky The Cat. But how many remember the character Jonah. Truth to tell although I […]

Wednesday 28th October: Midweek Thought: Rev Jo Sweeney

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On one occasion a minister approached a man who had not been to church for many weeks to try to find out the reason for his absence. The minister explained, ‘You and God have some business to think about’. The man replied ‘I’m well aware of that but I think I’ll do better if I […]