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

Jul 27, 2011

Focus Reading: Genesis 45:1–15

In today’s Sermon I want to talk about the way that God can even use disaster, or things going wrong to bring about good things. God Can turn tragedy into triumph, despair into hope and destruction into salvation.

We especially see this in the story of Joseph. As one commentary says: -...

Jul 27, 2011

Focus reading: Matthew 14:22–33

At my induction I said that I believe that it’s not us who go to God, it’s God who comes to us. In today’s story from Scripture that’s the whole shape of what happens. We need help from outside. We can not make it by ourselves. All of us, not just Peter and the disciples are...

Jul 27, 2011

I want you to put yourselves in the place of each of the characters in the story of the feeding of the 5000. 

Who are you more like?

Are you like the crowd is there some emptiness, some need which has to be filled? (It could be a need for food, healing, hope, meaning or even material things.)

Are you more like the...

Jul 21, 2011

Focus reading Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52

The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed. It grows into the biggest of plants. Or it’s like a little yeast in some flower making the whole batch rise. God can take the smallest and most insignificant things and cause the most wonderful transformation. Any person, any prayer,...

Live in Hope Sermon text. Proper 11 Year A 2011

Jul 9, 2011

Message Live in Hope

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Just in case you get too depressed as you listen to this week’s sermon I’d better tell you where we’re going from the start. Both the reading from Matthew and from Paul...