• Cameron Horsburgh

    Contributing sermons since Feb 20, 2001
Cameron's church

Horsham Corps
Horsham, *Province/Other 3400
(03) 5382 1770

About Cameron
  • Education: I have an Arts degree (Flinders University)in Philosophy and Australian Studies. I completed the Advanced Diploma in Salvation Army Ministry (the standard qualification for officers in Australia) and I’m sort of half wayish through a Theology degree.
  • Experience: Lots! I’ll leave this till another time...
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I do not wish to make my sermons burdensome. Whilst I don’t beat around the bush, I am there to offer a way out of sinful situations. I do not want people leaving on Sunday feeling worse than when they came.
  • Family: I have a wife (Trudy, who is also a Salvation Army Officer) and two children, Shekinah (born 1997)and Charis (b. 2001). Trudy and I both come from Adelaide in South Australia.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Good, except I preach more than my fair share...
  • Hobbies: I enjoy a whole range of things, although I don’t really do a lot of them well. I play cornet in the local brass band (as well as in our meetings on Sunday.)
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Hmm, if I knew that I probably wouldn’t be here!
  • What I want on my tombstone: A date that’s many years in the future!
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  • Holy Spirit, Fill Us

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2003
    based on 24 ratings

    A sermon for the 2003 World Day of Prayer. The reason the Holy Spirit doesn’t seem to be moving on us at the moment may be that he has to renew us before he can fill us.

    ****Introduction**** It is appropriate that the theme for this year’s World Day of Prayer is, in fact, a prayer. It is a prayer that the Church has been praying since Jesus went home to Heaven. It is a prayer that God has been pleased to answer since that first Pentecost. However, it is a more

  • Turning On Your Bulldust Filters

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2003
    based on 34 ratings

    The smartest of us sometimes forget to question things we hear when they come from a source of apparent authority. It is the duty of all people to turn on our bulldust filters, especially when we are listening to our Christian leaders.

    Introduction Time for a quiz! 1. The cells which make up the antlers of a moose are the fastest growing animal cells in nature. (True) 2. The planet closest to the sun is Mercury (True 3. Pi to three decimal places is 3.142 (True. Not 3.141—this is a rounding error) 4. The second General more

  • War! What Is It Good For?

    Contributed on Feb 12, 2003
    based on 25 ratings

    War is going to happen whether we like it or not. Regardless of our position on war politically and theologically, we are all called to turn to God and to love our enemies.

    The major thing in the news over the last few weeks has been all this business over Saddam Hussein and the allegations that he is stockpiling weapons of mass destruction. Every day another part of the drama is played out—George Bush or Colin Powell or Hans Blix or any one of a number of world more

  • War Is Over

    Contributed on Dec 7, 2002
    based on 33 ratings

    The story of the angels isn’t so much about a heavenly sing-song than God announcing the end to the war between himself and the human race.

    I’m sure we’re all fairly familiar with this scene—a group of shepherds are in the field quietly minding their own businesses when an angel appears to them. *The Angels* We don’t know the name of this angel. However, the only angel to be named in the gospels in connection with the birth of more

  • The Woman Caught In Adultery: And Us, Her Friends

    Contributed on Nov 11, 2002
    based on 74 ratings

    We all know the woman caught in adultery, or someone like her. That’s fine, until we realise that we too stand in her place.

    Introduction [Start to read the story, stop after the scene is set and the woman has been brought before Jesus.] [I put a picture of a woman on the overhead projector, and I refer to it extensively throughout.] Let’s have a look at this woman [OHP]. What do we know about her? Very little! more

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  • Filled Up Anew

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    FILLED UP ANEW Imagine a sponge that has been used to wash the dishes. It’s all full of dirt and food and old water. It needs to be filled with clean water! But how can you do that? Easy. You wring it out, rinse it off, and wring it out again. Only when you have done this can you fill it with more

  • I Recently Heard About A Doctor Who Seemed To ...

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2002
    based on 42 ratings

    I recently heard about a doctor who seemed to have had a huge amount of success as a GP. Whilst he only had a small number of patients on his books, they all stayed in remarkable health. A journalist heard about this doctor, and decided to pay him a visit. Now this journalist, a man by the name of more