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

Nov 26, 2011

Focus Reading: Isaiah 40:1-11

In our disconnected, violent, and often warring world we need words of comfort and peace. Isaiah 40 brings us three very powerful words of comfort from God. “I forgive.” “I am coming.” and “I will carry you”. In a world dominated by a thirst for revenge which often leads to a...

Nov 22, 2011

Focus Reading Isaiah 64:1-9

If like me you’ve grown up in a mainline Christian church and have looked around you while congregations have closed and declined then it would be easy to despair. If you are like me and you’ve grown up in a mainline church and you’ve come to a living faith in God revealed in...

Nov 10, 2011

Focus Reading: Matthew 25:31-46

As individual Christians and as a church our job is not anything as difficult as solving all our problems. It is simply to worship and love God. Today’s parable in Matthew 25:31-46 makes it clear that the main way we do this is by serving our neighbour, especially our needy neighbour....

Nov 2, 2011

Focus Reading Matthew 25:14-30

In the world of Jesus a talent was an incredible amount of money. It is 15 years wages for a labourer. The master in this parable is amazingly generous in trusting his servants with so much. Even the last servant with his one talent, but this last servant did not understand what he had...