Contributing sermons since Dec 16, 2013
Contributed on Mar 7, 2016
A narrative exploration of the Prodigal Son and his brother, with different versions of what might have happened the next day. it explores how prodigals returned to fellowship in the ministry of Jesus and find hope for big brothers in Saul of Tarsus.
The Two sons: The sequel Luke 15:11-32/ and 2 Corinthians 5:16-21. Who watches the Oscars? Me neither but, today I thought I would take some direction from Hollywood! Directors it seems love to produce a sequel. Sometimes it seems when new ideas are drying up they even resort to making ...read more
Contributed on Mar 2, 2016
Love isn't just fro weddings Paul is encouraging the church to live out of the fruit of self sacrificial (agape) love but he isn't ruling out using the gifts of the Spirit which God has given to empower the church for its mission to make disciples.
Love isn’t just for weddings: 1 Corinthians 12:31- 13:1-13 Reverend Wendy Gravolin St Thomas Anglican Church Winchelsea, Victoria Australia We live in a culture that is obsessed with erotic & romantic love. Doing a quick search on the internet for a love song I quickly found list after ...read more
Contributed on Jan 11, 2015
Exploring the anomaly of the Ephesian disciples in Acts, who 'knew not' Jesus' Baptism, imagining being left with the baptiser's legalistic, Spiritless message today compared to the superiority of knowing Jesus and becoming his Spirit filled disciples.
What if we still only had the baptism of John: A series of anomalies. Rev'd Wendy Gravolin Jan 12th 2015. Acts 19:1-7 / Mark 1: 4-11 I came across a most fascinating anomaly this week. Did you know that according to the last census there are approximately 370 "adherents" to the Anglican faith ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2013
This is a sermon for Christmas that is based on Luke 2 and explores the question of whether we still realise we need saving today. Peace with who? Salvation from what?
The message of Christmas Christmas Day Sermon Wendy Gravolin. Luke 2:1-20. Introduction On Monday night I was listening to the news when I heard that all of the hotels in Bethlehem are booked out. This made me wonder what it would be like if Jesus was born in December 2008 and ...read more
Contributed on Dec 16, 2013
This is a sermon in a narrative storytelling style looking at John the Baptist's question to Jesus "Are you the one or are we to look for another? Dealing with the issue of our disillusionment when the way God works shocks or disappoints our expectations.
A disillusioned prophet questions Jesus On Friday night Steve and I attended a performance of Handel's Messiah at the Costa Hall. It was obvious that this was a well and truly practiced and polished performance. Each of the participants had obviously spent hours both alone and together ...read more