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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…

Good Friday 2nd April 2021

Good Friday Sermon                     2 April 2021 Delivered at St Andrew’s Isaiah 52:13-53:-12.  Psalm 22.  I Cor 1:18-31.   The Passion John 18:1-19:42 This Holy Week has for the first time in a long time resonated deeply within me. The more I read the Passion Narratives, the more I want to understand Jesus last days of his ministry leading up to his death…

Palm Sunday 2021

Palm Sunday      Sermon                                            28 March 2021 Liturgy of the Palms Mark 11:1-11.  Isaiah 50:4-9a.   Psalm 31:9-18.     Phil 2:5-11.   Passion Reading: Mark 14:1-15:27 Today there are many people in New South Wales, Queensland and possibly in Victoria who affected by such severe flooding will be sleeping on borrowed beds, using borrowed belongings to see them through a devastating situation. For some, their homes…

Fifth Sunday in Lent 21st March 2021

Sermon      5th Sunday of Lent.                         21st March 2021 Jer 31:31-34.      Ps 119:9-16.       Heb 5:5-14.       John12:20-33        Our Gospel reading today follows on from Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem. It may seem that the readings are a little out of order. But what these passages remind us of, is the fact that the disciples did not appreciate the significance of what was…

Fourth Sunday of Lent … Mothering Sunday 14 March 2021

Sermon Mothering Sunday 4th Sunday of Lent.   14 March 2021 Numbers 21:4-9.  Ps 107:1-3, 17-22.  Eph 2:1-10.   John 3:14-21 One of the most precious things in life is the love between a mother and her new born child. There is something very special. There is no denying the bond created between mother and child in those early days. Parents continue to forge…

Sermon Third Sunday of Lent 7 March 2021

Exod 20:1-17.   Ps 19.     1 Cor 1:18-25     John 1:13-22 Today we step further into our Lenten Journey. It is the third Sunday of Lent. This week our Gospel reading explores Jesus going into the Temple in Jerusalem and driving out the money changes. The Old Testament looks at the Ten Commandments and in the New Testament reading in 1 Corinthians speaks of…