Messages (Sermons)

220205 – The Deep

Yr C ~ Epiphany 5 ~ Luke 5:1-11 One of my favourite metaphors for God is the concept of ocean. An ocean is vast, powerful, mysterious, dangerous, deep, has waves and currents, is known yet unknowable, represents a voyage, is…

220129 – Mirror, Mirror

Yr C ~ Epiphany 4 ~ 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 It obviously is, but it really isn’t, but in the end it actually is. People who have never attended a Sunday worship service probably still have some resonance with 1 Corinthians…

220116 – One Body

Yr C ~ Epiphany 3 ~ 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a This scripture passage is famous for the extended metaphor Paul spins about the foot not being a hand, and the ear not being an eye. It’s really memorable, and it lays…

220116 – Something To Do

Year C ~ Epiphany 2 ~ 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 “What I want to talk about now is the various ways God’s Spirit gets worked into our lives.” That’s how The Message Bible translates the first verse of 1 Corinthians 12,…

220109 – Old Habits

Yr C ~ Epiphany 1 ~ Acts 8:9-24 (MSG) It’s my first sermon in January 2022 and I’ve called it ‘Old Habits’. I know what you’re thinking – it’s another New Year’s resolutions sermon. That would be ok, but it’s…

211226 – Christmas Clothes

Yr C ~ Christmas 1 ~ Colossians 3:12-17 What are you clothing yourself in these days? Hope, peace, joy, and love? That’s what we said during Advent all through December. Did it work? Were you clothed in those things? Did…

211219 – Xmas-Conceive

Yr C ~ Advent 4 ~ Luke 1:35-45 (MSG) Some of what you’re about to hear may sound familiar. As you know, I’m dealing with being Covid-positive this week, so I hope I can be forgiven for reworking an old…

211215 – Xmas-Celebrate

Yr C ~ Advent 3 ~ Philippians 4:4-7 Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in (God)! What a wonderful way to begin! Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in (God)! Celebrate God! Revel in…

211205 – Xmas- Circumspect

Yr C ~ Advent 2 ~ Philippians 1:3-11 (MSG) Today we’re continuing our Advent sermon series about church and culture and Christmas, and how we as people of faith can lovingly navigate a season that says it’s about Christ-mas but…

211128 – Xmas-Cancelled

Yr C ~ Advent 1 ~ 1 Thessalonians 3:6-13 (MSG) Let’s set some context. 1 Thessalonians was written in the early 0050s by the apostle Paul. That’s a couple decades after Jesus. Paul had planted the church on one of…