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

Oct 26, 2011

Focus reading: Matthew 25:1-13

The parable of the ten wise and foolish bridesmaids is one of those passages of the Bible which is sometimes a bit difficult to get a hold of or understand.

Oil is the key to understanding what this parable is all about. In this sermon I’m going to argue that the Oil is the Holy Spirit...

Oct 19, 2011

Focus reading: Psalm 107:1-9

This psalm is essentially a call on the people of Israel to bear witness to all the wonderful things that God has done for them. This should be the pattern of our lives. In our worship, words and deeds we are called to announce this - announce the wonderful things that God has done and is...

Oct 17, 2011

Focus reading: Matthew 22:34–46

Love… It’s that simple.

For decades churches, companies, individuals and organizations have spent incredible energy trying to come up with mission statements… trying to discover their mission. There is some value in this. It helps us clarify our purpose, our core business. It...

Beliefs about Jesus

Oct 17, 2011

From time to time those of us who are ministers get sent questionaires about our beliefs. Here are my responses to the latest one - it was a useful reflection for me...

1.    Who is Jesus and what is your take on him?

Jesus is a real human being like you and me and also truly God who in himself has reconciled all...

Oct 5, 2011

Focus reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 

Think of your own faith story. There are surely people who have encouraged you in your faith because they have lived out the good news of God’s love in such a powerful way that it has encouraged you and others to go on in you faith or even to begin your faith journey. While it...