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

Was Jesus a Failure? Palm Sunday Year A

Mar 29, 2017

Focus readings: Matt 21:1-11, Phillipians 2:5-11 DIRECT DOWNOLAD

The original of this sermon included two video Clips from Bluefishtv The sermon makes pretty good sense without the clips but if you click on the titles it will take you to a preview of the videos: Abraham Lincoln: Perserverance to live by faith. and

Mar 29, 2017

Focus reading: John 11:1-45

An oldy but a goody, a narrative sermon. I will play the part of Lazarus, the friend Jesus raises from the dead in the story of John 11. Along the way I will reflect on who Jesus is and what life itself means. I try to reflect the kind of ideas and culture that surrounded Lazarus but in the...

Mar 23, 2017

A Reposting of an earlier sermon

Focus reading: John 4:5-42

It’s hard to see just how amazing the events of today’s Bible story are. So what if Jesus talks to a woman at a well and tells her that she’s been married five times. If it was me I don’t think I’d run into town and tell everyone I’d met the most...

Mar 23, 2017

Focus Readings: 1 Samuel 16:1–13, John 9:1–41  Clck arrow above to download audio

It is hard to imagine a figure in the Bible more flawed than David. Yet through David we receive the Psalms (the people of God worshipping in song) and the promise of Jesus. God not only looks beyond our external limitations to...

My thoughts on being born again from 1999

Mar 8, 2017

Was thinking about my sermon for Sunday and was reminded that way back in 1999 when I was doing some chaplancy at the Gladstone Campus of CQU I was asked by a student on the CQU Christian list (remember lists) about the importance of being "Born again".

The student we will call Dave asked 

My question is "What does it...