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Sermon: Why bother about the Trinity?

Sermon for Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon

Trinity Sunday, the 19th of June 2011

Psalm 8
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Matthew 28:16-20

Today is Trinity Sunday. Why do we bother? As we discussed during the Early Word, the Trinity is one of those things about God that we are just never going to completely understand. The One God who is Three – no wonder over the centuries people have mocked Christians as worshipping multiple gods. It sounds as though we don’t know our own minds, or as though we’re trying to do some weird quantum mathematics, far beyond the range of anyone who’s not a scientific genius. Continue reading

June 20, 2011 Posted by | Ministry | , | 4 Comments

Sermon: Eavesdroppers hear good of themselves

Sermon for Riddells Creek and Mount Macedon Uniting Churches

The Seventh Sunday of Easter, 5th of June 2011

John 17:1-11
Acts 1:6-14

It’s very late in the evening. The meal is long over. Earlier, as the meal ended, Jesus had knelt and washed his disciples’ feet. He then began to prepare them for life without him. He gave them the new commandment, that they love one another. He prepared them for the coming of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, the Spirit of Truth. He shared with them the oneness of the Father and the Son. And he spoke of his betrayal and death. Continue reading

June 5, 2011 Posted by | Ministry | , , | Leave a comment

Sermon: Listening to culture

Sermon for the combined service at Riddells Creek

The Sixth Sunday of Easter, 29th of May 2011

Acts 17:22-31

            Today we see Paul the Evangelist at his best. In today’s reading from the first letter of Peter, Peter advises Christians who are under attack for their faith: ‘Always be ready to make your defence to anyone who demands from you an account of the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence.’[1] And in today’s story from the Acts of the Apostles we see Paul doing exactly that; giving an account of his faith to the pagan Athenians with gentleness and reverence. Continue reading

June 5, 2011 Posted by | Life, etc., Ministry | , , | Leave a comment