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

Dec 28, 2012

My actual sermon text for this Sunday [30 Dec 2012] (Different to the podcast.) UPDATE:Audio file added 5 Jan 2013

Focus Reding Colossians 3:12-17

For those of us who believe in the incarnation, that Jesus truly was God amongst us, fully God and fully human, central to our faith is the notion that we need a saviour....

Dec 24, 2012

Focus Readings:Colossians 3:12–17 Luke 2:41–52

The little boy Jesus in the temple didn't seem to be very obedient, but the broader picture of this story and the reading from Collossians is that we should be obedient firs to God not to our families our our parents. Of course the motivation for this is the gift we...

Love changes everything - Christmas Day Sermon text.

Dec 22, 2012

This is the text to my Christmas Day Sermon. I hope to post the audio but probably not til Christmas Eve Australian time.

Focus Reading: Luke 2:1-20 

There are variety of beliefs in our congregation about the Christmas story. Most of the members believe as I do that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in a borrowed room, or to...

Dec 17, 2012

Focus reading: Luke 1:39–55

Near the end of this sermon I say these words:

“We’re all sinners, who need help but we’re forgiven sinners. People who God has made and is making whole. People like Alexi (a drug dealer turned pastor) and Mary, blessed by God.

Think of a sinner you know, someone like you, who needs...