Tag Archives: Year of Luke

Sermon: God’s motherly love

In times of difficulty, post-Royal Commission, during congregational change, grieving the Christchurch massacre, as we walk with Jesus on the road to his death during Lent, we can rely on the God who loves us as a mother and protects us as a hen protects her chicks Continue reading

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Sermon: Imitating God

We are to love our enemies because they too are God’s beloved; we are to do good to those who hate us because they share our humanity; we are to bless those who curse us because they are created from the same dust as us; we are to pray for those who abuse us because they, like us, will one day die and be judged by Jesus. Continue reading

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Sermon: The value of a human life

This is not because the poor are worthy and deserving and so will be rewarded in heaven. Jesus is not doing a Scott Morrison and saying that ‘there is a fair go for those who have a go’. 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: Day of Mourning

We cannot celebrate everything that Australia has become without acknowledging the shadow side of our history. Continue reading

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Sermon: Responding to the American Presidential Election

But what I have never done before is talked about a particular politician. That’s the line I’m crossing today. Today I’m going to talk about the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. Continue reading

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Sermon: Humility is not always a virtue

… there are many people who, far from being proud, lack even an appropriate self-esteem … Continue reading

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