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

Mar 26, 2014

Focus reading: John 9:1-42 Download Audio File


This is a reposting of a sermon from 2011

All of us have blind spots about people. There are some groups of people who we don’t like or trust or look down on. Often this is quite irrational. I sometimes joke to Heather that people who have designer wall rugs "will be...

Mar 21, 2014

Focus reading: John 4:5-42  Click here for audio file.

It’s hard to see just how amazing the events of today’s Bible story are. So what if Jesus talks to a woman at a well and tells her that she’s been married five times. If it was me I don’t think I’d run into town and tell everyone I’d met the most...

The answer to question number 1.

Mar 21, 2014

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In his Faith and Theology Blog 

"Google it: 20 questions Google can and can't answer"

Dr Ben Myers says that the #1 question google can answer is "Which is cooler, Gangnam style or tattoos?" 

I have serached for this a number of times and have not found an appropriate answer.

I therefore wish to present my own answer...

Mar 13, 2014

Focus Reading: Gen 2:15-17; Gen 3:1-7, Matt 4:1-11 Click HERE for Audio File

Jesus is confronted by three temptations in the desert. He is tempted to look after his own physical needs, to serve himself but he looks to his relationship with God to provide. He is tempted to make a spectacle of himself, prove himself before...

Mar 11, 2014

Focus Reading: John 3:1-17 Click here for   Audio File

The story of the snake being lifted up in the desert makes no sense. The story of Jesus being lifted up on the cross and giving us eternal life makes no sense either! Yet that is what this famous passage tells us is the truth of our life and salvation. Nicodemous...