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Contributed on Nov 8, 2018
A sermon in the character of an observer who was seeing the events that unfolded in Mark 12:38-44, where he see the difference between the religious rulers and the widow, and we explore not only what this means for us but what this story reveals about God.
I will never forget that day. I was sitting near the back waiting to worship and out of the corner of my eye I could the one everyone was talking about. This is the one who was challenging some of the religious authorities, not with violence but with love and something called grace. And there ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2018
A sermon from the perspective of John, which explores that Jesus helps us see that true Christianity leads us to serving in love.
Good day, I am John Many people know me as John the Gospel writer or John the apostle who was sent to the island of Patmos as punishment for encouraging others to worship God. This punishment turned out to be a real blessing. It was on this island that God gave me a magnificent vision of what ...read more
Contributed on Mar 8, 2018
A sermon in the person of Niccodemus, that discusses God's focus is His love for all people and how this changes how Niccodemus sees himself and God, and how Niccodemus relates to others
Today’s sermon has been prepared by Pastor Richard Schwedes of the St Paul's Lutheran Church Sydney for us. It is based on the Gospel reading of John 3:14-21. If you ever thought you were confident that you know everything that you need to know about God, then I have a story for you. My ...read more
Contributed on Oct 29, 2017
A Reformation sermon focussing on Martin Luther's great discovery that God is for something, being a graceful and merciful God and not just against people and things.
A question I would like us to think about as God’s church today How do the people you mix with view Christianity today? How does the media view Christianity today? Do they see Christians as ambassadors of God bearing His grace and being generous with His love? or do they see Christianity as ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2016
As a Christian Jesus encourages us to see that we should expect trouble...but fortunately our life is neither shaped by trouble or stopped by trouble.
When you sense difficulties how do you react? When you sense problems what is your response? Maybe you are like this bloke Jeff was happily carrying a box of photocopier paper through the office, when out of no where jumped his friend Fred scaring him Instantly Jeff jumped The box of ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 22, 2008
A Gift for Nicolas Cage When the actor Nicolas Cage was a young boy, his father gave him a little Pinocchio for Christmas. Being a boy, he was a little rough with it, and broke its head off. So his father suggested they bury Pinocchio. The next morning, on the very place where they had buried ...read more
Contributed on Jun 8, 2008
Some of you may know of Fiona Coote. At the age of 14 she became youngest heart transplant recipient in Australia. However Fiona has another claim to fame: She has received not just one heart transplant but three. On three occasions she has ...read more
Contributed on May 20, 2008
Last night at youth we watched Pay it Forward. Anyone watched Pay it Forward? I won’t tell you the entire story but the concept of the story is centred around a young boy who begins High School and his teacher gives him a project. The project is that he is to do something to change the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 16, 2008
Put two young children in a room with one toy and see what happens. Their response can probably best summed up by a recent comic strip of the Baby Blues For those of you who haven’t seen the comic strip It is about a everyday family. Two young children, Hammy and Zoe are the main stars of ...read more