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

May 28, 2018

Focus Reading: Mark 4:26-34

Granny Smith, one of the early midwives in the settlement of Sydney Australia, once threw out some little red crab apples. One sprouted and grew a tree that bore big green apples, great for eating and cooking. These apples, "granny smiths", became a world wide favourite. When asked about the...

May 28, 2018

Focus readings: 1 Samuel 8:4-20 & 2 Cor 4:13-5:1

In the reading from I Corinthians today Paul urges us to be heavenly minded and urges us to endure because we have the hope that we share in the new life of Jesus, raised from the dead. He says 2 Corinthians 5:1 (NRSV) “we have a building from God, a house not made with...

Feb 12, 2018

Focus Passages 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-9

The Disciples had seen it all especially Peter and James and John. They should have known that Jesus had authority, was special. In fact less than a chapter earlier Peter has declared Jesus to be the Anointed one, the Son of the Living God. When Jesus is transformed and...

Feb 5, 2018

This is a repodcast from 2012 for next Sunday

Focus Reading: Mark 1:40-45

If we asked the question “As Christians, how should we live?”, even given a broad range of theological perspectives the answers we get could be summarised in one word - “Jesus”. 

So our compass in life, our map, our pointer is the life,...