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

Apr 28, 2012

Focus Reading 1 John 10:11-18

In Australia we think of drovers and stockmen as people who drive sheep with dogs and whips but in Jesus’ time the shepherd led his sheep and knew them each by name. This was especially true if the shepherd owned the sheep. They were all his income and his whole way of life. Jesus uses...


Apr 21, 2012

Focus reading: Luke 24:36-48 SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES

Today's Bible reading (Luke 24:36-48) begins just after the two disciples return to Jerusalem from Emmaus to tell the others that they have seen Jesus alive. In that story (Luke 24:13-36) and in today's story, Jesus opens the hearts and minds of the disciples by sharing...


Apr 10, 2012

Focus passage 1 John 1:1-2:2

We are all sinners but Jesus is the means by which God deals with our sin.

I came up with an illustration for this some time ago:

A child invites his friend to play cricket (or baseball) in the back yard. In many Australian back yards there is a household rule. You must keep the ball...


An Apology and an Apologetic. Easter Day 2012

Apr 10, 2012

Life forever and now!

Due to two funerals in holy week and all the usual Easter activity, I did not manage to post last week. Below is my Easter Day Sermon - Text only. It's an Apology (the reasoning connected with my belief) for the Resurrection.

2000 years ago something so momentous happened that it changed the world...