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

Apr 3, 2020

Focus readings: Matt 21:1-11, Phillipians 2:5-11 DIRECT DOWNOLAD

The original of this sermon included two video Clips from Bluefishtv (now Rightnow media). The sermon makes pretty good sense without the clips but if you click on the titles it will take you to an official YouTube version of the videos: Abraham Lincoln:...


Dec 23, 2019

Luke 2:1-20

Love Changes everything and on the first Christmas the Loveof God became a human being and did just that. This is a major rewrite and new recording of an earlier Christmas message , in the the context of a difficult couple of years for me personally and in ministry.

 

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May 29, 2019

Focus Reading Jn 17:20-26 

John should have been a home shopping marketer! When we read some of the longer passages in John's gospel we hear Jesus and John, say something, then say it again and repeat it and so on. It's like those old TV ads. In Australia there was a telemarketing group called Demtel and the face of...


May 15, 2019

Focus readings: Rev 21:1-6 & John 13:31–35 

In 2016 I wrote:

It is just over 100 years since  men landed on the beaches of Gallipoli and began laying down their lives for the sake of others. At a time like this it is tempting to glorify war. There was nothing glorious about World War 1. It was all about great imperial...


May 11, 2019

Focus Passage: Revelation 7:9-17

It is tempting on when we remember the suffering of the world to go one of two ways with our faith. One way is to believe that God has abandoned us, or even that God does not exist.  The other temptation is to say that this life is simply a veil of tears and there is a greater, better...