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

Feb 26, 2012

Focus Reading: Mark 8:31-38 SUBSCRIBE ON ITUBES

I wish I hadn’t done it my way.

One year at Tannum Sands I made up a series of Symbols to place on a board for each Sunday in Lent. I didn’t have a big enough board, so I made my own. I cut up some wood with the only saw I had – a pruning saw. I tried banging in the...

Feb 19, 2012

Focus Readings: 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-15

When Jesus says "The kingdom of God has come near repent and believe the Good News" - We should listen to him and turn to him and believe in his words because he not only knows what it’s like to be God, he knows what it’s like to be human. He not only knows what it’s...

Feb 12, 2012

Focus Reading: Mark 1:40-45

If we asked the question “As Christians, how should we live?”, even given a broad range of theological perspectives the answers we get could be summarised in one word - “Jesus”. 

So our compass in life, our map, our pointer is the life, the teaching, the death and the resurrection of...

Feb 5, 2012

Focus reading: Mark 1:40-45

Nothing and no-one is untouchable for Jesus. All of us know what it is like in small or big ways to be excluded by others. Deliberately and actively left out or ignored by peers, or family, or former friends. Left out because in their view we have done or are something wrong. Sometimes we may...

Welcome Ivy Rose...

Feb 3, 2012

Your Blogger's first daughter!

Welcome to the world, Ivy Rose Gillies!

Ivy Rose Gillies, born 7:30am, 3/2/12, 3855g, 8lb 8oz, 50cm long, 36.5cm head circ. Dark hair and rosy cheeks! Had a good feed straight away. Mummy tired but doing well.

Daddy tired but doing well too!

I think she is beautiful! Our two sons...