Tag Archives: Apostle Peter

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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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: 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: In which Avril confesses to proclaiming a ‘nice’ God

I say, only half-jokingly, that my particular gift isn’t to encourage people to see Christianity as true; it’s to encourage people to see Christians as ‘nice’. Continue reading

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Sermon: Forgiveness and Mercy

‘And all the wickedness in this world that man might work or think/Is no more to the mercy of God than a live coal in the sea.’ Continue reading

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Sermon: Avril talks about “boat people” – again

Sermon for Williamstown Uniting Church August 10, 2014; Ordinary 19 Matthew 14:22-33 Listening to today’s gospel reading is one of those times when our twenty-first century Australian mindset can create a problem. Most Australians are happy coastal dwellers, much more … Continue reading

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Sermon: Following in the fisherman’s footsteps

Sermon for Williamstown The Third Sunday of Easter, 14th of April 2013 John 21:1-19 Whenever you feel downhearted or discouraged at your performance as a follower of Jesus, think of Peter, the rock on whom Jesus built the Christian church. … Continue reading

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