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

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...

Mar 26, 2018

Focus Reading Mark 11:1-11

Like the crowds we want Jesus to meet our needs, hopes and expectations. Like the Romans we don’t want him disturbing our good order and well worked out systems. Like the Sadducees we’d prefer he didn’t call us out of our comfortable situation and like the Pharisees we would prefer...

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

Key Passage Mark 1:18-28 direct download link

What is it that makes Jesus’ ministry so different from the ministry of other teachers of his time?

Mark says that Jesus speaks with substance and with authority that is instantaneously recognizable to all who heard him. This authority of Jesus is not only seen this week...