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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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Rules and Relationships – a sermon on Matthew 5:21-37

“You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times, ‘You shall not murder’; and ‘whoever murders shall be liable to judgment.’But I say to you that if you are angry with a brother or sister, you will … Continue reading

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What kind of crazy story is this – a sermon on the virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-25)?!

Now the birth of Jesus the Messiah took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.  Her husband Joseph, being … Continue reading

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Christ is King! (a sermon on Luke 23:33-43)

We have reached the end of another ecclesiastical year. The church year differs from the calendar year, of course, because it is structured around the life of Jesus rather than around the movement of the stars. It begins with the … Continue reading

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Talking about Mordechai Vanunu on the set of Hamghesse

In August 2016 I had the privilege to travelling to Iran to be featured in an episode of ‘Hamghesse’ (which means ‘stories’ in Farsi). You can read my reflections on the trip as a whole in my blog (here). What … Continue reading

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