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

Sep 29, 2011

Focus reading: Philippians 3:4b-14

Paul’s main argument in today’s reading is that there is nothing we can do to earn God’s love or favour. Churches like the Uniting Church baptize babies like Parker and Jaxon to proclaim the belief that there is nothing we can do to earn God's love because God already loves us...

Sep 20, 2011

Focus Passage Phillipians 2:1-13

Today I want us to look at the passage from Philippians. Ever since Early July the readings we have been following from Paul’s Letters from Romans and now from Philippians have essentially been dealing with the same problem. How do we live as Christians? How do we live out our faith?...

Sep 11, 2011

Focus Reading  Philippians 1:21–30

In today's Phillipians reading Paul is thought to be writing from jail, with the threat of possible death hanging over him. When he says "to live is Christ, to die is gain" He's saying that all of us have the privilege of sharing in Jesus’ work. For Paul the Phillipians and us this...

Sep 1, 2011

Focus Reading: Matt 18:21-35

I believe that to understand today's reading is to understand that the unforegiving servant was forgiven more than 150, 000 years wages for a labourer, by his master. It was an amount that he could never repay. This is a picture of the grace and mercy of God. We can never repay God's love...

Sep 1, 2011

Focus reading: Matthew 18:15-20

You may not be aware of it but when the author of Matthew’s gospel put together the sayings and stories of Jesus he did it in a very careful way.  It is made up of an introduction which talks about Jesus’ birth and a conclusion which is about Jesus’ death and resurrection. In...