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

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,...

How much have we been forgiven? Proper 19 A 2017

Sep 16, 2017

Focus Text Matthew 18:21-35 

This will probably get me into trouble with everyone but here goes:

Peter asks a question. How much should I forgive 7 times and Jesus answers, no not 7 times but depending on the translation 7 times 7 or 7 times 70 Essentially as I said last week Jesus is saying forgive and keep on...

Aug 23, 2017

Focus reading: Romans 12:1-8 

The central message of this reading is that we should give our love and service, live our Christian lives as a free gift, a gift that is free from the priorities of this world, that as Christians we are not to be squeezed into the world's mould. To live the Christian life, to live for...

Aug 15, 2017

Each of the set readings for today give us strange pictures of unity. Psalm 133 speaks of Unity being like perfumed oil that runs down the hair and beard of Aaron, (Moses’ brother). Genesis 45 has Joseph forgiving the brothers who wanted to kill him sold him into slavery. Romans 11:1-2,29-32 has Paul tell us that...