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

The whole armor of God! A reflection on Ephesians 6.10-20

Jun 27, 2020


I’ve no idea what Charles is preaching on this Sunday so this is a personal reflection on the passage he has chosen Ephesians 6:10-20. It is a passage about Spiritual warfare and how you can defend yourselves from the enemy with the armour of God. I think we are always in a spiritual...

Jun 16, 2020

This week the Uniting Church will be 43 years old. So for today I am reprinting a short talk I gave at the 40th anniversary in Toowoomba.
Uc Anniversary
The overriding idea is that the church exists to proclaim the word of salvation to all people. This was the vision which sparked the uniting church off. I don't know if we have the...

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

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...