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Palestine is Dying by Sonja Karkar

Time and again, the bitter years have shown these courageous Palestinian men, women and children that no matter what they do, Israel does not want a Palestinian state, and the world, for all its fine talk will not lift a … Continue reading

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The Saddam Verdict and Crimes Against Humanity – by Chandra Muzaffar

It is not surprising that an Iraqi Court has sentenced the former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, to death for ‘crimes against humanity’. Political observers had expected this to happen since the US government and a section of the present Iraqi elite … Continue reading

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Celebrating Ruth – a Sermon on the book of Ruth

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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Death and Taxes (A sermon on Matthew 22)

Then the Pharisees went and planned how to trap Jesus in conversation. They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. They said, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere and that you teach the way of God truthfully. … Continue reading

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The Wounds of Jesus. (A sermon on John 20:19-29)

It was the evening of the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked because they were afraid of the Jews. Jesus came and stood among them. He said to … Continue reading

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Jesus is Exhausted. (A Sermon on Mark 6:30-56)

Jesus said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat! (Mark 6:31) We’re in Mark chapter 6 this morning, … Continue reading

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The Spirituality of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and the Deceitfuless of Sin

While the Star Wars saga more often reveals an eastern worldview closer to Buddhism than to Christianity, no episode illustrates the truth of James 1: 14 -15 and the deceitfulness of sin better than this one. St. James says, “But … Continue reading

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The Gospel Was Never My Idea! (a Sermon on Galatians 1:11-24)

A good number of us from this church recently went down to Canberra to participate in a rally on behalf of our local Islamic Sheikh – to prevent the Government deporting him without a trial! And it was both a wonderful … Continue reading

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Jesus is the Answer… Not Always (a Sermon on Acts 17:22-31)

“Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols.” (Acts 17:16) Ange and I have been to Athens, as I suspect many of you … Continue reading

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