Tag Archives: Sermon

Sermon: When Jesus is being all too clear

It is absolutely important for us, as Christians, to donate to the work of Uniting, and FoodBank Victoria, and other emergency relief agencies. But in the twenty-first century it is no longer enough to expect the rich man to share what drops from his table with the beggar at his gate. We also need to use our intellect and our connections and our articulate voices to ask why there is any poverty at all in wealthy Australia, even if that takes us into the realm of ‘politics’. Continue reading

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Sermon: Calling God ‘She’

The fruits of the Holy Spirit include patience, kindness, gentleness, and self-control. Sadly, I frequently fail to demonstrate the fruits of the Spirit on social media. Continue reading

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Sermon: More about justice (really, Avril is obsessed)

Whenever we find ourselves tired and frustrated by injustice in the world, remember the story of the campaign against slavery. Continue reading

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Sermon: Living as though the world were what it should be, to show it what it can be

But as Martin Luther King is quoted as saying: ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice’ Continue reading

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Sermon: It’s all new!

Sermon for Williamstown Uniting Church Lent 4, 6th of March, 2016 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Today’s reading from Paul’s second letter to the church at Corinth, or at least the second letter of his to them that we have, is full … Continue reading

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Sermon for the World Day of Prayer: Not much about Cuba but a lot about Child Abuse

To the great sorrow and shame of the churches, we no longer automatically inspire trust and loyalty and affection in our relationships with children. Continue reading

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Sermon: Contra prosperity gospel

Our repentance will not always be pleasant. Sometimes it may be profoundly unpleasant and even a bit smelly. Continue reading

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Sermon: A hen in a world of foxes

… we live in a world full of foxes, and sometimes we desire more protection than a mother hen can offer. Continue reading

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Sermon: Righteous without being self-righteous

Lent reminds us that our role as Christ’s followers is to seek to be righteous without being self-righteous, as difficult as that is. Continue reading

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Sermon: Jesus was serious about all that ‘love’ stuff

As I said last week, we are not God. We cannot love others as God loves us. We will always fail and fall short. But that doesn’t give us a reason not to try. Continue reading

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