Tag Archives: Apostle Paul

Reflection: To argue or not to argue?

Reading this passage, we might think that we are left with a church in which nothing is to be condemned. However, compare today’s reading with Paul’s response to another question about food, the question of whether Jews and Gentiles can eat together. Continue reading

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Reflection: Wrestling with God

Reflection for Western Heights Uniting Church 2nd of August, 2020 Genesis 32:22-31 I am writing this reflection on the day when the Victorian government announced that more than 723 Victorians had tested positive for Covid19, the highest daily count since … Continue reading

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Reflection: Comfort during Covid19

Contrary to the theology of the wackier fringe churches we do not believe that our faith will keep us safe from the Covid19 dangers faced by others, any more than their faith in God protected Jesus or Paul from execution by the Romans. Continue reading

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Reflection: The children of God

We are not just children of God; we are co-heirs with Christ. Everything that is his is ours. We could not be more important or have a higher status in the world than this. Continue reading

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Reflection: THIS is who we are

when we make mistakes, when the evil we do not want is what we do, we are still, always, no matter what, God’s children Continue reading

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Sermon: One example of evangelism

Reflection for Western Heights Uniting Church The Sixth Sunday of Easter, 17th of May 2020 Acts 17:22-31 I seem to have accidentally started a series of ‘reflections on the sermons preached in the Book of Acts’. Two weeks ago we … Continue reading

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Sermon: The Glory of God

These three stories of encounters with the absolute holiness of God, which all emphasise the feelings of unworthiness of the humans to whom they happen, end, somewhat paradoxically, with calls to mission and ministry. Continue reading

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Sermon: Aren’t there times when you just want to punch Hitler?

I can remember the shock and fear I felt watching an ABC documentary that screened in 2000, so well within my adult life, about the bashing of gay men in Townsville.  One young man said, ‘I’m a Catholic. It’s meant to be a woman with a man, not a man with a man. That’s sick. That’s hitting material’. Continue reading

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Sermon: We can’t choose our (church) family

It’s a cliché that we can’t choose our family, and that applies to our church family as well. After all, if God has welcomed even us into the family, how can we deny that welcome to others? Continue reading

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Sermon: Paul talks about love – again!

Quarrelling and jealousy? I can barely get through a day without being guilty of one or the other. Continue reading

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