• Philip Gill

    Contributing sermons since Jan 8, 2003
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Holy Trinity
Surrey Hills, *Province/Other 3127
03 9890 2605

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  • The God Who Makes All Things New

    Contributed on May 31, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Even with its outrageous characters and weird scenery the Book of Revelation does have relevance for us today. We can look around us and name some of the beasts that plague us – terrorism, global warming, severe drought, rampant consumerism,and so on.

    I have a love hate relationship with the telephone. Real phones I mean not these mobile ones with which I simply have a hate relationship. On one occasion when I was just beginning in ministry I answered a phone. On the other end was a voice of a man who wanted to come and discuss the Book of more

  • The Camel The Eye And The Faith To Get Through

    Contributed on May 29, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    This rich man stands in stark contrast with the many whose lives were changed through their encounter with Jesus. From Andrew to Zacchaeus, men and women shared in the joy Jesus offered them through a renewed relationship with God. That joy is for those

    The Camel the eye and the faith to get through A Sermon for the 22nd Sunday of Pentecost Luke 18.18-30 This story of the joylessly religious rich man is a setting for the most memorable of images - that of the camel trying to get through the eye of a needle. To our ears this is hyperbole of more

  • Want To Be Truly Healed? Include Gratitude!

    Contributed on Oct 16, 2007
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    To give thanks, to show gratitude is crucial for our wellbeing and our proper relationship with each other, with nature and with God.

    Want to be Truly Healed? Include Gratitude. This morning’s gospel story presents us with two basic needs that can sometimes be in competition. One is that we need to be satisfied with our lot if we are to be in the least bit ‘happy’. The other need is to be able to look beyond that same situation more

  • Kingdom Values And Our Values: Challenges To A Contemorary Way Of Life

    Contributed on Oct 3, 2007

    As the lives of the rich man and Lazarus are reversed by their experience of the Kingdom so our contemorary values are challenged by the call to discipleship.

    In the gospel passage this morning there is a great reversal of fortunes for the rich man and Lazarus the poor beggar. Lazarus, after enduring great suffering is taken into heaven, into the bosom of Abraham. This end suggests that he led a faithful life while the rich man is depicted in typical more

  • "Unless You Become Like A Little Child..."

    Contributed on Jul 29, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    With the Church at the perephery of many lives and Baptism no longer the "done thing" it is an act of faith in itself when parents bring young children for baptism.

    Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it." I the light of my recent experience as a locum school chaplian I particularly notice about this passage that Jesus speaks here of little children and not anyone old enough to be in year seven or more

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  • The Surprise Of The Rich Man And His Attempt To ...

    Contributed on May 29, 2008

    The surprise of the rich man and his attempt to fix things up is a bit like the story of the young assistant curate who, while pedaling his bike to a pastoral visit, sees Jesus walking through town heading in the direction of his church. He races back to the vicarage and rouses the vicar. He more

  • While I Was Flat On My Back, Sick And Feeling ...

    Contributed on Jun 29, 2007

    While I was flat on my back, sick and feeling sorry for myself last Sunday morning I turned the radio on for a VERY short time. Ian McNamara played an interview with Kylie and Wesley Herron who were special guests at the launching of a new Royal Australian Navy vessel the patrol boat HMAS more

  • There Was A Preacher In 19th Century Scandinavia ...

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2003
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    There was a preacher in 19th century Scandinavia who, in the vestry one Sunday morning, heard that the King would be present at worship. Understandably rattled he ditched his well prepared sermon and spoke on and on about the Christian virtues of their King. Even though the King said nothing more

  • Martin Of Tours Was A Roman Soldier And A ...

    Contributed on Jan 13, 2003
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    Martin of Tours was a Roman soldier and a Christian. One cold winter day, as he was entering a city, a beggar stopped him and asked for alms. Martin had no money; but the beggar was blue and shivering with cold, and Martin gave what he had. He took off his soldier’s coat, worn and frayed as it was; more

  • I Am Baptised!

    Contributed on Jan 11, 2003
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    I am Baptised! Apparently Martin Luther, the great 16th figure of the reformation used to take great comfort from these words. When it seemed to him that the whole church had left the precepts of the Gospel, when he was under scrutiny from Church officials as to the truth of his beliefs, more