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Gospel centred sermons, based on the lectionary often in advance.

Mar 23, 2017

A Reposting of an earlier sermon

Focus reading: John 4:5-42

It’s hard to see just how amazing the events of today’s Bible story are. So what if Jesus talks to a woman at a well and tells her that she’s been married five times. If it was me I don’t think I’d run into town and tell everyone I’d met the...

Mar 23, 2017

Focus Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1–13, John 9:1–41  Clck arrow above to download audio

It is hard to imagine a figure in the Bible more flawed than David. Yet through David we receive the Psalms (the people of God worshipping in song) and the promise of Jesus. God not only looks beyond our external limitations to...

My thoughts on being born again from 1999

Mar 8, 2017

Was thinking about my sermon for Sunday and was reminded that way back in 1999 when I was doing some chaplancy at the Gladstone Campus of CQU I was asked by a student on the CQU Christian list (remember lists) about the importance of being "Born again".

The student we will call Dave asked 

My question is "What...

Mar 8, 2017

Focus Reading John 3:1-17

I'm terrible at asking for help! In this I guess I'm like a lot of people. Most people would rather do things themselves than ask for help. More than that when we hear something is for free we tend to be suspicious and ask "What's the catch?" We get cynical and tend to believe that...

Mar 2, 2017

Focus Readings Gen 2:15-17, 3:1-7, Rom 5:12-19, Matt 4:1-11

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Knowledge, or at least some knowledge is dangerous. I would rather live today than 3 000 years ago, in an age of modern health care, jet planes, computers and air conditioners. At the same time if we...