Tag Archives: death

Reflection: For Bill

We are gathered here to commend Bill to God, certain that God will receive him with love. 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: Love in the face of Death

Life ends in death; and the lives of those we love might end at any time. Continue reading

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Sermon: We can live out love

We can do more than we ever thought possible and live lives of astonishing love. Continue reading

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Sermon: God’s NO to violence

Throughout history, even today, attempts have been made to convince people that God endorses violence and that murder can be done in God’s name. Continue reading

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Sermon: On death

We don’t need to comfort ourselves with the thought that death isn’t real, because we know that death isn’t the end. Continue reading

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Sermon: Life before and after death

It is impossible to be grateful to this God and not act in solidarity with others to make this world a more just place … Continue reading

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Reflection: Killing people is wrong

It does not matter if Australia is racist and hypocritical, that still does not justify the judicial murder that is the death penalty. Continue reading

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Reflection: Saying good-bye to Nanna

“It is the blight man was born for/It is Margaret you mourn for.” Continue reading

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Sermon: Overcoming demonic powers

Our worldview has no room for demons and demonic possession, except in horror films, but there are still forces stronger than individual humans that keep people imprisoned, forces from which Jesus can liberate us. There are still captivities – personal, social, economic – that dehumanise us and prevent us from living out our lives completely, and these are the captivities from which Jesus came to set us free. Continue reading

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