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

May 31, 2020

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.” (Acts 2:5–6, NRSV)

Over the last week we have been thinking about the things the Spirit does. This...

May 31, 2020




 Preached for Ipswich City Uniting Churches online worship.

YouTube version can be found HERE

Good morning Church! What a great privilege it is to be sharing God’s word with you at this time of our Pentecost Celebration.


The story of Pentecost actually...

May 31, 2020

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” (John 20:21–22, NRSV)

The Spirit brings peace. So far this week we’ve thought about how the Spirit creates and renews (Monday),...

May 29, 2020

There are different ways to serve the same Lord, and we can each do different things. Yet the same God works in all of us and helps us in everything we do.” (1 Corinthians 12:5–6, CEV)

The Holy Spirit gives gifts to build up the body. So far this week we’ve thought about how the Spirit creates and...

May 27, 2020

This is a re-post of a sermon preached in 2018 and recorded in 2019.

When the Spirit is poured out in the Acts reading, the disciples begin to speak in other languages. The Jewish people gathered from all around the world for the Festival, probably spoke common Greek and they all would have known a little Hebrew, but...