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

Proper 26 A Give me oil in my lamp (2014) Matt 25

Oct 31, 2020

Focus reading: Matthew 25:1-13 Direct Audio Download

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...

Oct 24, 2020

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 16, 2020

Focus reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1–10 

This Sunday 18 October 2020 I will be preaching on the Gospel reading. Click here to join the live stream 9 am (18/10/20) Or watch it later.

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...

Oct 9, 2020

None of us who are Christians worships a golden calf like the people of Israel in the wilderness. We are far more subtle. An idol is anything we put at the centre of our lives instead of God. Sometimes I think we worship the church or its buildings instead of its Lord. Sometimes we worship our money or our...

Oct 9, 2020

Focus reading: Philippians 3:4b-14

Paul’s main argument in today’s reading is that there is nothing we can do to earn God’s love or favour. Churches like the Uniting Church baptize babies like Parker and Jaxon to proclaim the belief that there is nothing we can do to earn God's love because God already loves us...