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

Mar 9, 2019

Focus readings: a. Deuteronomy 26:1-11 a. Deuteronomy 26:1-11 b. Romans 10:8b-13 c. Luke 4:1-13

sorry about the length this week!!

Like many of you when I grew up I was heavily influenced by the idea that Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for my sins, who’s death on the cross “paid the price” for my sin and the sin...


Nov 3, 2018

Focus Reading Ruth 1:1-18  

It is said that Benjamin Franklin while visiting Paris spent time with various thinkers and was becoming fed up with the way they belittled the Bible. Rather than attack them head on he told them that he had discovered a wonderful piece of literature he would like to share with them at a...


Oct 24, 2018

Focus reading: Hebrews 7:23-28

Last week at our church service I said the most powerful image of baptism for me is the image of Jesus being buried in the tomb and being raised to new life. (Romans 6) I believe that baptism is a symbol or sign that Jesus shares his life with us and our life with God. Jesus as I believe...


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...