Sermons

May 14, 2017

God Knows My Name! John 10:1-10

There is something really powerful about being called personally, by your name. When someone has cared enough to be bothered to find out who you are and learn your name […]
May 14, 2017

Being Changed By God – Luke 24:13-25

I have been reflecting this week on how hard it is to change ourselves, to change habits, beliefs, opinions and behaviours. How hard it is to do things differently, perhaps […]
April 25, 2017

After Easter comes Resurrection

The story of Jesus appearing to the frightened disciples and Thomas’s demands to see and touch the risen Jesus in John 20:19-31 is timely, as we prepare for Anzac Day, as […]
April 16, 2017

The In-Between Times, Death and Resurrection

HOLY SATURDAY – EASTER EVE Gospel Matthew 28:1-10 We are living in ‘in-between times’; this time between Jesus’ dreadful crucifixion and murder, as we wait for the Sabbath to be over […]
March 23, 2017

Where The Wind Blows – The Second Sunday in Lent

 John 3:1-17 I have been wondering about how often we come to find Jesus in the dark, asking questions that might frighten us in the light. As we reflect on […]
February 26, 2017

Loving Our Enemies

SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY  Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18; Matthew 5:38-48 We live in troubled times. Sometimes it feels like everywhere I look I see increasing injustice in our communities, our country, our […]
February 26, 2017

Hope and Forgiveness

SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY Deuteronomy 10:12-22; Matthew 5:21-37 I want to give thanks to God for your resilience, courage and patience, for your fortitude and life-giving community today as I […]
February 26, 2017

Salt and Light

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12);   Matthew 5:13-20 For many years now, our Church has appeared to be in decline in Europe and in many western countries. It seems […]
January 5, 2017

In the Beginning was The Word

CHRISTMAS DAY 2016  John 1:1-14 I have to tell you some wonderful news.  Our gorgeous grandson arrived yesterday evening – along with his parents and our other son, from Melbourne.  I’ve […]
November 9, 2016

The Abuse of Power and its Contradictions

Luke 17:7-10                      May the words of my mouth and the meditation of all our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our Creator, Redeemer and Saviour. I was shocked when […]
November 4, 2016

The Story of Zacchaeus and Jesus

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST   Luke 19:1-10 When I worked in my last job, I remember listening to one of my staff telling me he had converted to Christianity and made […]
October 24, 2016

23rd Sunday after Pentecost – “Let the little children come to me”

TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST   Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:15-30 “Let the little children come to me…”  I sat weeping as I watched the Four Corners programme […]