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

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...


Jun 21, 2019

Focus Reading Acts 2:1-21

When the Spirit is poured out in the Acts reading, the disciples begin to speak in other languages. The Jewish people gathered from all around the world for the Festival, probably spoke common Greek and they all would have known a little Hebrew, but their day to day language would have been the...


May 22, 2019

Focus reading: Rev 21:10, 21:22-22:5

In the history of our faith, God has been with people in lots of different ways.  In the Old Testament God was with people in some dramatic ways but it always seemed to be the select few and even then God was never with people face to face. In the New Testament, God was seen to be...