Category Archives: Sermons: Old Testament

Sermons on the Old Testament

Wrestling with God – a sermon on Genesis 32:24-30

“Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he … 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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Lusting after cheap religion – a sermon on Hosea

“How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, O Israel? … My heart recoils within me; my compassion grows warm and tender.” (Hosea 11:8) The words of the prophet Hosea – a man with whom … Continue reading

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Ruth: Sexuality and Self-sacrifice? (Ruth 1:16-18)

“But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; Where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. … Continue reading

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Revolution Now! (A sermon on the Book of Amos)

On Friday the Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, held a press conference in response to last week’s tragic shooting and killing of Curtis Cheng outside of Parramatta Police Station by 15 year-old schoolboy Farhad Jabar, who was … Continue reading

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The Secular Face of God (A Sermon on the Book of Ester)

“The king rose from the feast in wrath and went into the palace garden, but Haman stayed to beg his life from Queen Esther, for he saw that the king had determined to destroy him. When the king returned from … Continue reading

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Sexuality and Scripture – a sermon on the Song of Songs

“The voice of my beloved! Look, he comes, leaping upon the mountains, bounding over the hills.” (Song of Songs 2:8) It’s a verse from the ‘Song of Songs’, and if you didn’t recognise it that’s OK. It’s probably not one … Continue reading

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Faith without Love = Fundamentalism! (A sermon on Hebrews 11:29-12:2)

By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned.30By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. 31By … Continue reading

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Ruth – A Prostitute for God? (A sermon on Ruth 1:16-18)

“But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; Where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. … Continue reading

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