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  • The Parable Of The Two Sons Series

    Contributed by David Smith on May 31, 2018
    based on 7 ratings
     | 13,308 views

    Jesus said "What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ’Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ’I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered

    My friend Kon used to say ’the more I see of kids today, the more I think about getting a dog’. Then he had a son. He doesn’t say that quite as much any more. His other great saying was ’I love children, but I can never finish a whole one’. He doesn’t say that much any more either. He might think ...read more

  • The Splendor And The Suffering! (Matthew 17:1-9)

    Contributed by David Smith on Feb 21, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,496 views

    There is much about God and about Jesus Himself that I do not understand, but perhaps that’s because there’s a lot I’m not expected to understand and don’t need to understan...

    Welcome once again to Transfiguration Sunday. We remember the transfiguration every year at about this time, though frankly it snuck up on me this year, otherwise I probably would have flicked this week’s sermon over to one of my esteemed colleagues. Indeed, up till yesterday I thought we were ...read more

  • A Tale Of Ten Lepers (A Sermon On Luke 17:11-19)

    Contributed by David Smith on Feb 21, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 14,608 views

    We want to get on with life, and we should move forward with joy, but we must remember too to look back in thankfulness! Moving forward in faith while looking back in gratit...

    I remember hearing of a rural vicar in England whose bicycle went missing. The man relied exclusively on his bicycle to get around his little parish, and he knew things like bicycles didn’t just disappear into thin air, so he put two and two together and figured out that someone in the parish - ...read more

  • You Can't Have One Without The Other! (A Sermon On The Book Of Amos)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 22, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,562 views

    People says to me, "Dave, as a Christian I am not interested in politics", and I can say to them in all honesty, "neither am I". ...

    I sorta promised someone in the parish that I’d choose a more cheery passage next time I preached. “Come unto me all ye who labour and are heavy laden” was suggested - a message of encouragement and hope. This is not that sermon. Inspired by our set lectionary readings, for better or worse, I ...read more

  • There's A Place For Everybody (1 Corinthians 12:1-11)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 16, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,357 views

    Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed ...

    The words of Paul to the Corinthians, 1st letter, 12th chapter - the 12th of 16 in fact! This is the first time we’ve looked at Paul’s correspondence to the Corinthians for a good while, and you might find it odd that we do so today by jumping such a long way in to such a long letter! I frankly ...read more

  • John The Baptist (Luke 3:1-18)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 13, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,214 views

    My favourite sermon. JB is always the herald of Christmas for me - a guy with an attitude that is a long way from the fat elf in his red plush suit! ...

    The season of Christmas is upon us! At what point did this realisation hit you? * When you saw decorations going up in shopping centres - something which always seems to happen way to early (ie. October)? * When your family first rang you to organise a Christmas luncheon or dinner, which ...read more

  • Easter Day (Matthew 28:1-7 )

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,675 views

    The disciples look for the body of Jesus, but He is not there! He has already gone on ahead of them somewhere, just as He continues to keep moving beyond our reach!...

    When I went to seminary - to Moore College in Newtown - there was a resident chapel there known as the Cash Chapel (named after the guy who donated it, not after how he paid for it). Now when people set up a church building or a chapel, they tend to design it with the communion table at the centre, ...read more

  • Luke 21:5-19 (A Guest Sermon From Sandy Gray)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 9, 2007
    based on 70 ratings
     | 18,640 views

    A guest sermon by Sandy Gray on the transitory nature of human life BODY,P,A,TD,TH,UL,OL,LI,DL,DT,DD...

    “All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field. The grass withers and the flowers fall, because the breath of the Lord blows on them”. (Isaiah 40:6-8). I’m wondering if you noticed a new grey hair when you were getting ready for church this morning? I’m ...read more

  • Beatitudes Or Be-Attitudes? (Matthew 5:1-13)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 9, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,817 views

    Christianity is not a form of self-help therapy. It’s a call to radical discipleship ...

    We have as our Gospel reading this morning what is certainly one of the best known and best loved portions of the Bible. Along with ’The Lord is my Shepherd’ and ’For God so love the world ...’, the verses from the beginning of Matthew Chapter 5 must be amongst the most popular in the world, ...read more

  • There's No Marriage In Heaven! (Luke 20:27-38)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 9, 2007
    based on 38 ratings
     | 28,603 views

    Things are about to change. The things we love as well as the things we hate - all is to be ’recreated’! ...

    Luke Chapter 20 – Jesus tells us that there is no marriage in heaven. One of the few clear memories I have of being lectured to by our current Archbishop while in seminary was when he spoke on this passage. He began by saying that early on in his marriage, whenever his wife Christine read this ...read more

  • The Road To Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 6, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 11,494 views

    Emmaus Revisited ...

    I’ve had some pretty intense pastoral encounters this past week. I think that’s the right term - ‘pastoral encounters’? I’m referring to those dialogues I have occasionally with people that are deep and spiritual, and I’ve had quite a number of them in this last week. And most of these intense ...read more

  • Jesus Is Coming! (A Sermon For Advent Sunday)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 5, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 12,396 views

    It’s the season of goodwill, is it not? Well ... not according to the ecclesiastical calendar! In the church year we’ve just celebrated the first Sunday in Advent - a time ...

    Happy New Year everybody! Yes, it’s the first day of the ecclesiastical new year - the first Sunday in Advent - and as you’ll see, everything is a bit different today. The colours are different, the hymns are different, and there’s a sense of festivity in the air … well, maybe not a sense of ...read more

  • Is Jesus An Alien From Another Planet? (Luke 9:28-36)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,857 views

    Transfiguration: we struggle. We are weary. There is much we do not understand. And yet every now and then we catch a glimpse of the strange and glorious nature of Jesus, an...

    Yes, it’s the story of the transfiguration - my least favourite Gospel story. When I realised the transfiguration was scheduled for this week, I tried to get out of it. I thought about other people I could ask to preach ... but I couldn’t come up with anybody. Then I remembered that the ...read more

  • The Horoscope Of Jesus (Matthew 2:1-12)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,347 views

    What must Mary have thought when she first opened the door and found a group of Iranian astrologers, there to celebrate the birth of her son?.

    The Xmas season is over! We’ve wished each other a Merry Xmas AND a Happy New Year, and now the festive season is PAST. The holidays (for most of us) are over. The time for singing carols and wishing peace and goodwill to all is finished. The presents have been handed out. The cards have all been ...read more

  • Jesus, Justice & Jubilee

    Contributed by David Smith on Jan 25, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,764 views

    Father Dave’s sermon on the relationship between evangelism, social justice and the Gospel. Why was the Gosepl proclaimed as ’Good news the poor’ and what was Jesus’ vision of Social Justice?

    There has been an unfortunate division in the church, that goes back over many years, between those who emphasise the preaching of the Gospel as the primary work of the church, and those who focus on issues of justice, love, and peace. It is regularly assumed that those who focus on the ...read more