Author Archives: Avril Hannah-Jones

Sermon: The unfashionable virtue of obedience

Of course we cannot be perfect, as our Father in heaven is perfect. But every time we try to be better, every time we could call another Christian, ‘You fool’, or objectify someone by looking at them with lust in our hearts, and yet we don’t – we come closer to being the people God created us to be. Continue reading

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Sermon: Following in the footsteps of the Apostle Peter and Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Sermon for Camberwell Uniting Church 26th of January, 2020 Matthew 4:12-24 Isaiah 9:1-4 These weeks that we have between Christmas and Lent are dedicated to the nature of vocation or call. We’ve seen Jesus’ call to begin his public ministry … Continue reading

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No need for a Religious ‘Freedom’ Act

The Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 is a solution looking for a problem. Continue reading

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Sermon Against the Prosperity Gospel

Nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus, neither success nor failure, wealth nor poverty, health nor sickness, happiness nor despair. Continue reading

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Sermon: God’s Humanity

even more important than the details of the incarnation is the simple point of the incarnation. In Jesus, God became one of us. In Jesus, God embraced humanity. Continue reading

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Sermon: The foolishness of the wise

The magi may be ‘wise men from the East’ but apparently they lack all common sense. Continue reading

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Sermon: Putting Herod back into Christmas

If we include the Massacre of the Innocents and the Flight into Egypt in the Christmas Story, then the answer to the question, ‘where is God?’ is: ‘right there in the midst of danger and slaughter, vulnerable and defenceless’. Continue reading

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