Contributing sermons since Aug 24, 2010
Contributed on Sep 15, 2010
God's Heart is for the lost, even those at home
“… what woman having ten coins, if she loses one of them …” This little gem of a parable is the second in a trilogy of stories about lost things and about the heart of a gracious God that goes out and finds and restores that lost one. The first Parable is about the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 31, 2010
People are Important to God
Two Prejudices – Luke 14.1-14 Prejudice of any kind is hard to deal with, let alone live with so, seen from that perspective, the story of the Great Banquet might prove something of a challenge for some. To be sure, there’s nothing in it to indicate racial prejudice but ...read more
Contributed on Aug 25, 2010
Welcome to Mark’s version of the Easter story.
Welcome to Mark’s version of the Easter story, a frustrating end to 16 chapters of immediatelys and straight-aways. The narrative stops as if someone ripped out the last page: “ … and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid …” . No full stop, semicolon or ...read more
Contributed on Aug 24, 2010
The very thing that the woman cannot, yet yearns to, do is precisely the thing Jesus gives her the power to do.
In the days of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, Woolloongabba was the home of pimps, prostitutes and people of pious intent. We belonged to the latter group, for The Gabba was also our home, living almost in the shadow of the famous ground itself, right next to Holy Trinity Church where I worked as the ...read more