Author Archives: avrilhj

Palm Sunday Sermon for the combined service

we can work for peace, justice and reconciliation with complete confidence, because God has already won the victory Continue reading

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Sermon: On not being able to do the right thing

There are times in all our lives when we find that it isn’t the right time or place for us to do what we think is right, what we had planned, and we have to pause, take stock, change our minds. Continue reading

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Sermon: When bad things happen

We live in a world in which, sadly, bad things do happen to good people. Continue reading

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Message to the Muslim Community

We rejoice that we live in a multi-cultural and multi-faith community … Continue reading

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Sermon: God’s motherly love

In times of difficulty, post-Royal Commission, during congregational change, grieving the Christchurch massacre, as we walk with Jesus on the road to his death during Lent, we can rely on the God who loves us as a mother and protects us as a hen protects her chicks Continue reading

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Sermon for Carlynne’s Ordination

Carlynne, it is absolutely vital that you preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in opposition to the deadly hatred we see spewed by so many. Continue reading

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Prayer for Christchurch

Help us to recognise racism and white supremacy in all its forms and to repudiate it utterly. Continue reading

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