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Sermons from 2018

Lord, to whom can we go?

Lord, to whom can we go? Sermon preached at Enmore, 14th Sunday after Pentecost, 26th. August 2018 Reading: John 6. 56-69 “This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” The context for this passage read as our Gospel this morning is Jesus’ teaching following the feeding of the five thousand. Jesus used the feeding of…

Mary, the Mother of our Lord

Sermon preached at St. Luke’s Enmore, Sunday 12th August, 2018 Readings: Isaiah 61.10-62.3; The Magnificat; Galatians 4. 4-7; Luke 2. 1-7. Our Readings today give us the chance to take a brief look at the significance of Mary, the Mother of our Lord. My own thinking about Mary has been coloured most particularly by my…

A life worthy

A life worthy of the calling Sermon preached at Enmore, 11th Sunday after Pentecost, 5th August 2018 Readings: 2 Samuel 11.26-12.13a; Ephesians 4.1-16; John 6.24-35 The David we encounter in 2 Samuel 11 is a very different person from the young shepherd boy we were introduced to in 1 Samuel 16, when Samuel anointed him…

With Power

With Power Sermon preached at Enmore, 10th. Sunday after Pentecost, 29th July 2018 Readings: 2 Samuel 11.1-15; Ephesians 3.14-21; John 6.1-21. You have probably heard the old misquote, ‘Power corrupts and absolute power is even nicer’. It came to mind this week as I reflected on the lectionary readings, all of which in some way…

The Bible in Australia

St Luke’s Enmore, 8 July 2018 One Friday, almost exactly 200 years ago, young Mary Hassall sat in her Parramatta parlour. Listening with her family to a visiting Wesleyan preacher, she heard a word that caught her, and moved her to her bones. ‘And he blessed him there’. It’s a verse from the story of…