Mar 20, 2020
This is a re-podcast from an earlier episode. In coming weeks while church services are cancelled due to COVID19 (Corona Virus) I will try to post new material that better fits the context.
Focus Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1–13, John 9:1–41 Clck arrow above to download audio
It is hard to imagine a figure in the Bible...
Nov 4, 2019
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
What does it mean to be a light shining from the hillside? What does it mean to be the salt of the earth. If you look at our church building on a map and think of the 30-40 people we currently get on a Sunday you would be forgiven for...
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
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...