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

Step out in faith. Reflection for Pentecost + 21 C 2019

Sep 25, 2019

Walking feet

Key Text Jeremiah 32:1-9

Over 2500 years ago the city of Jerusalem the capital of Judah, the southern kingdom of Israel was being besieged by the mighty Babylonian Empire. The city was holding out but pretty much everyone knew what was about to happen. The city would fall. It did fall and it was then utterly destroyed....


Sep 19, 2019

Focus readings: Gal 3:23-4:6, Luke 17:11-19, Luke 7:36-50

One of the radical things about Jesus was that he mixed with everyone, and encouraged his followers to do the same. Today everyone who wants to is welcome to come to the table to receive communion. You are welcome, not because you are good or spiritual but...


Sep 19, 2019

Focus readings: Romans 8:14-21, Mark:12:28-34, Matthew 28:16-20

Last Sunday I quoted the Basis of Union* Paragraph 1 which says the
purpose of the Church is to set forth the Word of salvation for all
people. I argued that your vision or purpose to be those who shine
God’s light from the hillside is basically the same...


Jul 29, 2019

Focus Scripture Matthew 5:13-16 & Isa 49:1-6 Preached 21st July 2019

 

The purpose of every Christian and every church is to be light and salt for the world.

As a congregation the vision or purpose of the Karana Downs Uniting church is to “Shine God’s light from the hillside.” At first this may seem a bit vague,...


Jun 21, 2019

Focus Readings Psalm 8, Romans 5:1-5 b. John 16:12-15


Today is Trinity Sunday. Sometimes people say that the doctrine of the Trinity is an abstract bit of theology invented by theologians. The truth is that it was actually the way the early church experienced God. They knew God as the Father in Heaven, God as one of...