Category Archives: Sermons: Epistles

Sermons on the Epistles

Unity in Community not Uniformity of the Herd (A sermon on Ephesians 4:1-6)

I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to live in a way that is worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, along with patience, accepting one another in love. Do … Continue reading

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Paul, the guilt-manipulator! (A sermon on 2 Corinthians 8:9)

“We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God that has been granted to the churches of Macedonia; 2for during a severe ordeal of affliction, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth … Continue reading

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St Paul – the scorned lover (2 Corinthians 6:1-13)

It’s been my privilege to enjoy two shorts stays in Iran over the last two years.  Iran is not a common tourist destination for white Australian people like myself, which is a shame as Iran is an amazing country, though … Continue reading

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All good children go to Heaven … NOT! (A sermon on Romans 6:1-11)

Today is All Souls Day – a special feast day of the Christian church that is not to be confused with All Saints Day’ (which was yesterday) or ‘All Saints Eve’ (otherwise known as ‘All Hallows Eve’ or ‘Halloween’) which … Continue reading

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Celebrating Divine Chaos (A Sermon on Acts 2:1-14)

“When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as … Continue reading

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Don’t just do something! Stand there! (teachings on non-violence in the first letter of Peter)

For all those who love the Scriptures let me share with you some words gleaned from the first letter of Peter to members of the first century church – words that (I  should warn you) I personally find unsettling and, … Continue reading

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One Tribe (A sermon on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18)

Now I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you be in agreement and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind … Continue reading

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Domestic Politics (A sermon on Ephesians 5:21-33)

Home Home is the place your heart resides Home is the place that you decide Home is the womb that holds the soul Home is the place where one is whole   Home is protective against the others Home is … Continue reading

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A Line in the Sand? (A sermon on 1 Timothy 2)

A few weeks ago, as most of you know, Dave and Denning from Holy Trinity went to Syria as part of a peace delegation, and we all held our breath and prayed for their safety. Especially Denning’s mum. We hoped … Continue reading

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