Chris's church

St Michael's North Carlton
North Carlton *Province/Other , 3054

About Chris
  • Education: BE (UNSW) Grad Dip Admin (Canberra Univ), BTH (Ridley Melbourne)
  • Experience: In Christian ministry since 1964 and ordained since 1993. Now retired and busy coaching, being a Diocesan Examining Chaplain, among other things
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please feel free to use what you find here as long as you don't change the theology behind the sermon.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: Sometimes they're really good! Other times she doesn't comment.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Throw out the good stuff that isn’t really relevant to the sermon you’re preparing.
  • Books that have had an impact: Knowing God - J.I. Packer Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God - J.I. Packer He is There and he is not Silent - Francis Schaeffer Decision making and the Will of God - Garry Friesen Speaking God’s Word - Peter Adam
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  • Surviving The Education System

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2017

    Daniel knows that God is in control. This chapter reminds us that no matter where we are, even in the darkest place, God is still in control. God cares and God wants us to live faithfully to him. Will we have the courage to stand up like Daniel does?

  • Last Things

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2017

    John's gospel ends, leaving us reassured in our faith, so we can pray for leaders at all levels in church – that they humbly serve their flocks, and we can all re-fix our eyes on Jesus in love, and follow him, relieved of distracting comparisons.

  • Christ Is Rosen

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2017

    John wants us to believe. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”’ (John 11) The question is do you believe?

  • Good Friday Meditation 2014

    Contributed on Mar 11, 2017

    Four Episodes from John's account of the Passion, including four sonnets by Malcolm Guite - Jesus is Condemned to Death; Jesus is stripped of his garments; Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross; Jesus is laid in the tomb.

  • The Prayer Of Jesus

    Contributed on Feb 5, 2017

    Jesus' prayer affirms his obedience to the Father; the father's glorification; the revelation of God in Jesus Christ; the choosing of the disciples; their unity; and the promise that their final destiny is to share in the glory of the Father

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