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

May 11, 2019

Focus passage: Luke 15:1–3, 11b–32

Whoever you are, whether we are the shameful sinner, the lost son, in the far away country caught in the drought, or the self righteous, judgmental sinner (older brother) refusing to come into the house, the message is the same. The Father comes out to us and invites us into the...

Oct 19, 2018

Focus reading: Mark 10:17-31

There is a joke about a man who falls down a cliff. He finds himself dangling from a tree a few metres down. If he lets go he will certainly fall to his death. In desperation he cries out “Help me, is there anybody up there?” A calm but powerful voice respond “Yes I AM here”. “Who...

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...