Category Archives: Sermons

Sermon: Hannah sings a new song

As we remember the anniversary of Kristallnacht and grieve the murder of worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue we remember that we Christians are the younger sisters and brothers of the Jewish people and we should offer them the love and respect that older siblings deserve. Continue reading

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Sermon: For all the saints

Living a holy life, again luckily for us, doesn’t mean being dour, stern and strict. For the Prophet Isaiah a life of holiness culminates in end-time feasting; accepting from God a feast of rich food, a feast of well-matured wines, of rich food filled with marrow, of well-matured wines strained clear. Continue reading

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Sermon: Don’t accept injustice (Part 3)

The Book of Job is absolutely anti-prosperity gospel. The good are not always rewarded; the bad are not always punished. When people suffer and cry out to God our best response is not to defend God and tell them that God has a plan. Continue reading

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Sermon: Don’t accept injustice (Part 2)

Job complains and accuses God of wrongdoing, but he does that because he believes in a God of justice. Continue reading

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Sermon: Don’t accept injustice!

The other point I want to make is that Job’s wife is a hero. Continue reading

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Sermon: The church is called to pray

In recent years as the horrors of the Royal Commission have educated us about the dangers of the wrong sort of touch we have become a little scared of the right sort of touch. Continue reading

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Sermon for Police Remembrance Sunday

If we curse people with the same mouth with which we bless God, we are as weirdly unnatural as a fig tree that grows olives. Continue reading

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