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

Past Sermons for coming weeks Proper 14 B -17 b

Aug 5, 2018

Just in case I can't get back into the rhythm of podcasting here are links to sermons from 2012 which connect to the coming weeks in the lectionary.


Aug 5, 2018

Over the last couple of months I've not blogged  nor published any podcasts. The main reason for this is the death of my mum, a wonderful woman of faith. Today I re-publish a sermon from six years ago which introduces the Book of Ephesians and its main themes.

I also include links to past sermons. There are some gaps,...

Jun 2, 2018

Focus Scripture Acts 10:

I am nervous about posting this podcast because it refers to the Marriage inclusion/redefinition of marriage debate. My denomination, the Uniting Church in Australia is considering changing its definition of marriage to be between "two persons" rather than between "a man and a woman". 

In this...

May 28, 2018

Focus Reading: Mark 4:26-34

Granny Smith, one of the early midwives in the settlement of Sydney Australia, once threw out some little red crab apples. One sprouted and grew a tree that bore big green apples, great for eating and cooking. These apples, "granny smiths", became a world wide favourite. When asked about the...

May 28, 2018

Focus readings: 1 Samuel 8:4-20 & 2 Cor 4:13-5:1

In the reading from I Corinthians today Paul urges us to be heavenly minded and urges us to endure because we have the hope that we share in the new life of Jesus, raised from the dead. He says 2 Corinthians 5:1 (NRSV) “we have a building from God, a house not made with...