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

Jun 5, 2020

Focus readings: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20

The Trinity is a difficult concept to understand. How can God be one and three at the same time. While the Trinity did not become "official" until about 300 years after Jesus, today’s readings show us that this way of understanding God had already begun among...

Jun 5, 2020

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” (Matthew 28:18, NRSV)

Trinity Part 5

“The church took a Jewish boy and made him God.” I remember hearing these words from David Marr, the witty Australian broadcaster and journalist. He has a flair for biting satire,...

Jun 5, 2020

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.” (Matthew 28:16–17, NRSV)

Trinity Part 4

Matt 28.16-17

“The opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the...

Jun 3, 2020

Matthew 28:19–20 (NRSV): Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

Sometimes this passage is used to argue...

Jun 2, 2020

So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:27, NRSV)

What does it mean to be made in the image of God? Is it about emotions, or morals, compassion, a sense of justice, creativity, or does God look like us? To confuse matters further we...