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

Jun 26, 2020

“and whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones in the name of a disciple—truly I tell you, none of these will lose their reward.”” (Matthew 10:42, NRSV)

Matthew 10:40-42 is a strange and powerful passage! It essentially says that any Christian who goes anywhere consciously in the name of...

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...

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...

Apr 17, 2020

Focus text: 1 Peter 1:3-9

The prosperity, the peace, the security and the wealth that most of us have is a gift that we have done little or anything to deserve. We may build on, or squander that gift, but we have done nothing to deserve it. It is an unfair and wonderful gift to us. We may argue the toss about whether...

Apr 11, 2020

Focus reading: Collossians 3:1-4 Matt 28:1-10

(This is a re-podcast from 2011, later today I will podcast a sermon specific to this Easter Sunday from Rev Peter Taubner.)

Me (Andrew Gillies) on my wedding day.

Nick Vujicic, was born in 1982 in Brisbane, Australia. Without any medical explanation or warning, Nick came into the world with neither arms nor...