Isaiah 58:1-9a | Luke 4:16-19 This time last year we were just kicking off a five week series on “Justice, the public face of love”. Over those weeks we explored freedom from slavery, gender justice, environmental justice, economic justice, and racial justice.
1 John 4:13-21 Faith and real life. Two weeks ago we looked at how our faith might influence the way we look at that most basic of human institutions, the family, and then last week we explored how our faith might inform our decision making
Proverbs 1:1-7 So today is the second in our series on Faith in real life, questions about how our faith in Jesus Christ, our reading of the scriptures, our membership together in the Kingdom of God, touches matters of day to day living.
Genesis 1:18-22 | Ephesians 1:3-6 | Mark 3:31-35 Today we start a new series of Sundays in which we’re going to be looking at faith in real life
John 6:56-69 While we’ve been looking at the letter to the Church in Ephesus, the gospel readings in the lectionary have been going through a chunk of John’s gospel that is all built around the imagery of bread
Ephesians 6:10-20 So we come to the final chapter of the book of Ephesians, and to this well known piece of imagery, the armour of God.
Ephesians 5:15-27 You have no idea how tempting it is, when you have committed yourself to preaching one week on each chapter of the book of Ephesians, to choose the first half of chapter 5 instead of the second.
Over the past three weeks we’ve been reflecting on the first half of Paul’s letter to the early Church in Ephesus, and what it has to say to us about who we, the modern day Church in Roseville, are.
Ephesians 3:7-21 Today’s reading from Ephesians brings us to the end of the first half of the letter. Literally, given that it’s the third chapter out of six, but more importantly, in terms of the structure, the layout, of the book.
Ephesians 2:11-22 Having had just over a week now to reflect upon the decisions – and especially, the decision on same sex marriage – taken by the Uniting Church National Assembly in Melbourne, I have to say that I’m really proud to be part of the Uniting Church right now.
Ephesians 1:15-23 So today we begin a series of six weeks during which we’re going to be looking at Pauls letter to the Church in Ephesus, one of the many Churches that he founded during his great missionary journeys around the ancient world.
Isaiah 65:1-12 | Revelation 21:1-4 And so we come to the end of our series on the book of Isaiah, with one of the closing passages of the book; one not directly quoted by the New Testament authors, but clearly influential in their thinking.
Isaiah 56:1-8 | Acts 8:26-38 Now eunuchs are something that we don’t often talk about in Church.
Isaiah 42:1-9 | Matthew 12:9-21 The second section of Isaiah, deutero-Isaiah, contains some of what must be the best known passages in the book – starting, of course, with Isaiah 40, that Dan shared with us last week: “comfort, comfort my people”, and “prepare the way of the Lord”.
Isaiah 29:13-19 | Mark 7:1-13 This week we take our second look at the book of Isaiah, and in particular, at what’s known as ‘Proto-Isaiah’, the first thirty-nine chapters of the book, that are essentially a collection prophecies to the people of God before they were taken into exile by the Assyrians and Babylonians.