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Jesus vs. the Mother of all Bombs! (a sermon for Easter Day)

“Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised.” (Matthew 28:5-6a) I don’t know what things have been weighing on your mind over the last … Continue reading

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Jesus works the crowd (a Palm Sunday sermon)

(apologies for the bad quality in the early part of this video. It gets better) “A crowd – not this crowd or that crowd, the crowd now living or the crowd long dead, a crowd of lowly or of nobles, … Continue reading

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Dare to believe! (a sermon on John 11 – the raising of Lazarus)

“So from that day on they planned to put him to death.” (John 11:53) If you don’t recognise this verse, it’s taken from the end of the eleventh chapter of the Gospel according to St John, where the ‘they’ who … Continue reading

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God is Wind and Water (a sermon on John chapters 3 and 4)

When Soren and I were recently in Damascus, you may remember hearing that our water was poisoned. This was on account of the NATO-certified ‘moderate’ rebels having taken control of the damn that fed water into the city, and these … Continue reading

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A New Hope (a sermon on Genesis 12:1-3)

Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make … Continue reading

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You can’t serve both God and Money – Matthew 6:24

  “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” (Matthew 6:24) One of the … Continue reading

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The 2017 Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran

Hurstville City Council Civic Theatre, February 11th, 2017 It is a privilege to be with you once again to commemorate this, the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, and I appreciate that we meet at a time of … Continue reading

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Jesus, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world

“In the beginning was the Force, and the Force was with God and the Force was God” (John 1:1 – Father Dave translation) Yes, that’s the Father Dave translation of the Gospel According to St John, first chapter, first verse, … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God is at hand!

note that there is no video version of this sermon (as I forgot to push ‘start’) 🙁 “Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. 13He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by … Continue reading

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