Dec 21, 2010
Readings Isaiah 7:10-16, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25
Emmanuel: A sign of Hope
For King Ahaz in ancient Israel facing invasion from the Syrians and for Joseph living under Roman occupation with a fiancé pregnant before marriage there may not have been much hope around. Into the middle of this uncertainty both Ahaz...
Dec 14, 2010
Readings Isaiah 35:1-10; James 5:7-10; Matthew 11:2-11
The Uniting Church is a Bible based church. The church’s foundation document puts it like this: When the Church preaches Jesus Christ, her message is controlled by the Biblical witnesses.
In other words our speaking about Jesus, life for him,...
Nov 29, 2010
Presented Sunday 28 11 2010 at St Stephen's Uniting Church Toowoomba
Readings: Isaiah 21:1-5; Ps 122; Rom 13:11-14; Matt 24:36-44
What do you do when visitors are coming? If you are like me you run around getting the house tidy. When I was at Tannum Sands I sometimes had so many dirty dishes that on Bible Study nights I...
Nov 22, 2010
A Season of Grace
Presented 7 November 2010, St Stephen's Toowoomba
Key Reading 2 Thesalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 (See especially v 16-17)
When I was a high school English teacher, I shared the Lyrics of the Midnight Oil song - The Forgotten Years with my year 11 English class.
As they looked at the lyrics and...
Nov 22, 2010
Presented at St Stephen's Toowoomba 21st November 2010
This Sunday when we celebrate Christ the King we celebrate a very different sort of King. Jesus gave a total commitment to us in order that we might be reconciled to God. I believe that in Jesus God had truly come amongst us as one of us, a real...