Sermons

Who is the most important

“WHO IS THE MOST IMPORTANT” Pentecost 17 2021 Year B Mark 9:30-37 “Power, competitiveness, personal ambition, and the fight to get to the top of the pile”. It is burnt into our nature. It is as primitive as the rejection…

Does God change His mind?

Pentecost 15 2021 Year B Mark 7:24-37 “DOES GOD CHANGE HIS MIND?” It only seems like yesterday but in 1972 the Rt. Hon Arthur Calwell MP, and one time leader of the Australian Labor Party retired from Parliament. In that…

The Bread of Life

“THE BREAD OF LIFE” Pentecost 13 2021 Year B Jn 6:56-69  There is the story told of the Lone Ranger and Tonto who found themselves surrounded by five hundred war painted Indian warriors screaming and baying for blood and scalps.…

The Eucharist

“THE EUCHARIST” Pentecost 12 2021   Year B Most Anglicans are familiar with the word Eucharist for the Holy Communion, or the Lord’s Supper or the Mass. Eucharist comes from the Greek word eucharistia   it’s a word which means to “give…

The Bread of Life

“THE BREAD OF LIFE” Pentecost 11    2021   Year B We probably all remember the add on TV some years ago about the bloke who goes into the shop for a bottle of milk and the shop keeper asks – “Low…

The heart and the spirit also hunger

“THE HEART AND THE SPIRIT ALSO HUNGER” Pentecost 10, 2021, Year B Vincent van Gogh visited a museum in Amsterdam in order to see Rembrandt’s famous painting, ‘The Jewish Bride’. Having seen it for a brief time he said “I…

Feeding the 5000

Pentecost 9, 2021 (Year B) John 6:1-21 – Feeding the 5000 The River Jordan flows into the north end of the Sea of Galilee and two miles up the river was a village now long lost called Bethsaida Julias and…

The Hermit of Bribie Island

“THE HERMIT OF BRIBIE ISLAND” Pentecost 8   Year B      Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Some years ago I watched a documentary on TV about the “Hermit of Bribie Island” – the artist Ian Fairweather. As a child in the 1960’s, I grew…

Your hands are my hands

“YOUR HANDS ARE MY HANDS” Pentecost 7   (Ord 15)    2021   Year B Mk 6:14-29 The gospel reading for this day is set in the context of the sending out the disciples and the feeding of the five thousand; and Mark intentionally…

Being the Prophet

“BEING THE PROPHET” Pentecost 6  (Ord 14)    2021    Year B Mark 6:1-13  A traveling circus was staying on the outskirts of a village. One evening, shortly before show time, a fire broke out in one of the tents. The manager sent…