Sermons from 2019 (Page 2)
Remember who you are! Recognise where you are! Know now the point of your existence and live into it!
Today is Pentecost – our celebration of the Holy Spirit being poured out into all of creation! We first encounter the Holy Spirit at the very beginning of the Bible, in the creation narratives of Genesis, where we’re told of the sacred hovering [i] of God’s Spirit over all creation, and then also as God breathed [ii] life into the first of humanity. [iii] Later in the Old Testament we read of how the Holy Spirit came upon certain people…
Like an earthquake, our ground can shift. How will this transform us?
It’s our mandate to help all the world to become more ‘God-aware!’
How have you known love in your life?
On Mother’s Day, we remember how the mothering spirit makes room for each of us.
Do you also find it difficult to trust someone who hasn’t faced failure?
Doubting Thomas has a certain appeal to all of us because Thomas is an honest person and honesty is attractive.
It’s the life-rhythm sealed for us and all creation in Christ’s birthing and dying and rising…
That Palm Sunday crowd: who do they represent for us today?
Our Christian walk is much more about our awareness of sacredness in everything than it is about us having to do things!
Most of us have never really met ourselves…We’ve met who we pretend to be, and who others have said who we are, or even who we’ve aspired to be, but not ourselves!
In this final sermon of the series I have called a ‘helicopter level’ overview of the Bible we begin with John’s enigmatic, poetic, mysterious statement.
In seeking to understand the origin and meaning of our faith and its influence on our daily lives, we are engaged in an unceasing task.
We come now in our helicopter view of the Bible to the gospels – the four books that lie at the centre of our faith.
The structure of the Protestant Old Testament places five books near the middle that are called Books of Wisdom. These five books close out the historical section of the Old Testament.
In the Christian Old Testament there are 15 books named after prophets.
At their heart these stories tell us that in order for humankind to prosper we need to live together in community.
my hope is to give you a taste of some of the thinking of scholars about how and when the Bible was written, by whom and for what reasons.
I want to spend the next seven Sundays revisiting our founding tradition as it is handed down in the Bible …
We have come of age together in a new way during this time of transitional ministry.
The story also reminds me of what can happen whenever two or more are gathered in God’s name.
Those on the outside come somehow more equipped to recognize the glory of God’s love in Jesus so much more quickly than those on the inside.