Sermon Archives

August 19, 2018

13th Sunday after Pentecost

[Jesus said] “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” […]

August 12, 2018

12th Sunday after Pentecost

Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” […]

July 29, 2018

10th Sunday after Pentecost

Immediately [Jesus] made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone […]

July 22, 2018

9th Sunday after Pentecost

“Come Away and Rest” We live in a busy, noisy world. Busy is the description of the day and noisy is the environment in which we live. Our schedules are tight – our diaries committed – our ears are full of radios, TVs, iPods, music streaming, music downloads, YouTube, maybe even CDs and tapes and […]

July 15, 2018

8th Sunday a Pentecost

Don’t be afraid! King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.” But others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of […]

July 1, 2018

6th Sunday after Pentecost

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases … never We hear many accounts of God’s goodness to people throughout the Bible. We emphasise that God’s graciousness is at work – the unexpected happy endings to a tough situation. There is no hint of being deserving or of earning the good outcome. We see this […]

June 24, 2018

The 5th Sunday after Pentecost

On that day, when evening had come, [Jesus] said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so […]

June 17, 2018

The 4th Sunday after Pentecost

The quip goes as follows: ‘The problem is, whoever you vote for, the government always gets in’. 1 There’s more than a trace of anarchy in that comment – it sounds cynically Australian – but I’m sure that its sentiment has been heard in many countries. Historically speaking, it is a relatively new sentiment, because […]

June 3, 2018

The 2nd Sunday after Pentecost

One Sabbath [Jesus] was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he […]

May 27, 2018

The Holy Trinity

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. […]

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