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

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...


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...