Dec 23, 2019
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
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...
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...