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Second Sunday after Pentecost 6th June 2021

Sermon.  1 Samuel 8:4-11, 16-20, 11:14, 15, Psalm 138,   2 Cor 4:13-5:1.   Μark 3:1-17 There is a lot contained in our gospel reading today. It reminds me of how much can pass by in a week and it takes a while to catch my breath before reflecting on the events of the week. Instead I want to focus on verse 1 to…

Trinity Sunday 30th May 2021

Isaiah 6:1-8     Psalm 29,     Romans 8:12-17,    John 3:1-17. I posted on Facebook a video of an animation titled ‘St Patrick’s Bad Analogies’, with a statement below the video that says, ‘the problem with using analogies to explain the Holy Trinity is that you always end up confessing some ancient heresy’.[1] For those of you with internet, it is worth taking a look…

Pentecost 23rd May 2021

            Acts 2:1-21. Psalm 104:26-36.  Romans 8:22-27.   John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15 Last week I spoke on Ascension as the moment Jesus left the disciples to be with the God in order that the Holy Spirit, the Advocate could be sent to empower the disciples and the Church. Pentecost marks for us the moment the disciples receive the promise of the Holy Spirit to…

Ascension 16th May 2021

Sermon. Ascension 16th May 2021 Acts 1:1-11, Psalm 93.   Eph 1:15-23.   Mark 16:15-20 As we come closer to the end of this season of Easter, today we celebrate the Ascension of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The Ascension marks the moment when Jesus leaves the earth to return to the Father but it also signals the beginning of the church with…

Sixth Sunday of Easter 9th May 2021

Sermon      Sixth Sunday of Easter                  9 May 2021 Acts 10:44-48.  Psalm 98.   1 John 5:1-12.     John 15:9-17 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love. As we near the end of this Season of Easter, we hear again the words of Jesus after he went out  of the upper room that Jesus and…

Fourth Sunday of Easter 25 April 2021

Sermon.    Fourth Sunday of Easter               Anzac Day           25 April Acts 4:5-12.   Psalm 23.     1 John 3:16-24.     John 10:11-18 Today marks two significant days, one which invites us to remember those who fought alongside Australian’s in world wars and the other a Church tradition, that this Sunday is known as Good Shepherd Sunday. For me, the two seem inextricably linked. Today we…

Third Sunday of Easter 18th April 2021

Sermon 3rd Sunday after Easter             18 April 2021    Delivered at St Andrew’s Acts 3:12-20,   Ps 4,   1 Jn 2:15-17, 3:1-6,    Luke 24:36b-48 Walking with friends can be one of the most pleasurable things to do in life. Walking and talking. It is often surprising what comes out of those wandering conversations. Today’s gospel reading comes as the second part of the…

Second Sunday of Easter 11th April 2021

Sermon      2nd Sunday after Easter         11 April 2021 Acts 4:32-37.  Ps. 133.   1 John 1:1-2:2.     John 20:19-31 Peace be with you. This is the greeting we make during the Greeting of Peace. It is an ancient greeting. The Hebrew word Shalom is most likely the word Jesus used in his greeting. Shalom. Peace be with you. I watched a movie some…

Easter Sunday 4th April 2021

Sermon: Easter Sunday       4 April 2021 Acts 10:34-43   Hymn to the Risen Christ APBA p. 6.   1 Cor. 15:1-11.   John 20-1-18 Allelujah, Christ is Risen, He is Risen indeed, Allelujah? Today marks the day the Christian church the world over celebrates the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Today places an emphasis on God’s triumph over death, asking us to focus on the…