Prophet of Hope

Isaiah 40:1-5 | Mark 1:1-8 So we arrive at the start of a new year – in Church terms, at least – the beginning of advent, the four weeks when we start to get ready for great miracle, the great mystery, that lies right at the heart of our faith – the miracle, the mystery […]

Taking Evangelism Seriously

2 Corinthians 5:14-21 | Matthew 28:16-20 So over the past few weeks we’ve been exploring the theme of “Taking Church Seriously”.

Taking Giving Seriously

1 Chronicles 29:14-16 | Matthew 6:1-4 It’s near the end for one of the great figures of Hebrew history. The reign of King David is, in many ways, the highpoint, the time that Jews will look back to, longingly, the time when the people had a Kingdom of their own, and were, at least for […]

Taking Prayer Seriously

Matthew 6:5-13 | Ephesians 1:15-23 Prayer is complicated. There is probably no part of the Christian faith that is at the same time so universally valued and respected, and at the same time so diversely understood, or openly not understood.

Debora Murthy

A guest sermon by Debora Murthy, SE Asia Coordinator for UnitingWorld Luke 5:17-26

Taking Mission Seriously

John 20:19-23 | 2 Corinthians 5:14-20 Who are we? Why are we here? Why do we get together, week by week, in this strange little gathering? What is this thing that we call Church?

Racial Justice

Deuteronomy 10:12-20 | Luke 10:25-37

Economic Justice

Leviticus 25:8-17 | Luke 4:14-21

Environmental Justice

Genesis 9:8-17

Justice and Slavery

Isaiah 58:1-9a | Luke 4:16-19 Lying at the very heart of the story of the people of God; the defining origin story for the people of Israel; an event that echoes through the whole of the Old Testament and into the New; is a story of slavery and freedom.

Two or Three

Matthew 18:15-20 Now here’s a phrase that we certainly hear and use in the community of Christian faith: Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. We claim this as a promise, we value it for Jesus’ commitment to us, to being with us, to standing alongside us as […]

How the body works

Romans 12:9-21 So in Christ, we talked about last week, in Christ we are one body. Our unity as the people of God is not something that we earn, not something that we create by our actions, but is our very nature, the gift of God. Our unity does not depend upon our uniformity; quite […]

Unity, Diversity, Mutuality

Romans 12:1-8 Today is the first in a short series in which we’re returning to the book of Romans as it comes to its conclusion, and exploring the idea that Paul develops there – and in several of his other letters – that we, the Church, the people of God, are the body of Christ. […]

Children and Dogs

Matthew 15:10-28 I guess if you were to make a list of adjectives that you would apply to Jesus, “racist” probably wouldn’t be amongst them. And yet here he is, meeting with a gentile, a Cananite woman, in desperate need of help for her afflicted daughter, and basically calling her a dog – by contrast […]

Walking on water

Matthew 14:22-33 And so, after the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus finally gets the time alone that he was looking for.