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

A sermon for next Sunday - Lent 1 b from 2012

Feb 12, 2018

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Focus Readings: 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15

When Jesus says "The kingdom of God has come near repent and believe the Good News" - We should listen to him and turn to him and believe in his words because he not only knows what it’s like to be God, he knows what it’s like to be human. He not...

Feb 12, 2018

Focus Passages 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9

The Disciples had seen it all especially Peter and James and John. They should have known that Jesus had authority, was special. In fact less than a chapter earlier Peter has declared Jesus to be the Anointed one, the Son of the Living God. When Jesus is transformed and...

Feb 5, 2018

This is a repodcast from 2012 for next Sunday

Focus Reading: Mark 1:40-45

If we asked the question “As Christians, how should we live?”, even given a broad range of theological perspectives the answers we get could be summarised in one word - “Jesus”. 

So our compass in life, our map, our pointer is the life,...

Feb 5, 2018

Focus reading Isaiah 40:21-31 (But refers to 1 Corinthians 9:16–23 & Mark 1:29–39)  Direct download click here

The first hearers of today’s reading from Isaiah were the people of Israel in exile. They had lost their country, city, temple, land and probably family members. They were dragged to a strange land. They...

Jan 30, 2018

Your Famous blogger

Mark 1:29-39

I am an extremely famous person. Those of you in Australia you may know Clinton Shifskofski. He’s a footy player who has represented his state in both League and Rugby. He grew up in Moranbah and was at the High School when I was a teacher there. I’m pretty sure that I once...