Here are sermons from Glenn. The first is on Mark 10.35-45 and talks about James’ and John’s request to Jesus to be leaders in his new kingdom. The second examines Hebrews 9:24-28, where Glenn presents us with some of the less comfortable aspects of Christian belief. Sermon 8 Nov 2015 Sermon 18 Oct 2015
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Sermon 4 October 2015
Today Ben talked about how laws come about and how easy it is to loose sight of the original purpose of our lives among all the “do’s” and “don’ts”. His sermon reflects on Mark 10:2-16. Enjoy! Sermon 4 October 2015
Guest preacher: Natalie Snaddon
Today we welcomed Natalie Snaddon, Community Chaplain, Karori Anglicans, as our guest preacher. She shared with us her life, work and faith.
All those who humble themselves will be exalted (Sermon 1 September 2013)
We returned to the lectionary readings this Sunday. While Ben went to help with the opening of Kids’ Church, James Vinod preached for us on the reading from Luke which talks about taking our place with humility. The audio includes the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel readings at the start. These are as follows: JeremiahContinue reading “All those who humble themselves will be exalted (Sermon 1 September 2013)”
Doing conflict well together
Ben concludes his set of opening sermons by how we handle conflict between us. He talks about our need to take responsibility to resolve our differences and not wait for others to come to us. The readings for the day, referred to in the sermon, are: Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 51 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 5:21-24 IfContinue reading “Doing conflict well together”
Ben continues his set of opening sermons by talking about the process of journeying together as a people of God. He assures us he is not here to impose change upon us, but rather guide us through the changes the God is asking us to face. He acknowledges the many great things that God isContinue reading “Journeying together”
Sharing the Good News: Ben’s first sermon and our first audio.
Today, Ben preached his first sermon with his us. He shared his story of how he became a Christian. How God changed his life at age 16 and helped him find peace and hope. He talks about how we the story of God in our lives with others. The readings for the day, referred toContinue reading “Sharing the Good News: Ben’s first sermon and our first audio.”
Who was Mary Magdalene, really?
Reading: John 20:1-2, 11-18 Mary Magdalene. Was ever a saint more maligned? As one writer puts it, she has ‘served as a scrim onto which a succession of fantasies have been projected.’ Her story intrigues and fascinates. In the film The Last Temptation of Christ, she represented the power of lust Jesus had to resist if heContinue reading “Who was Mary Magdalene, really?”
Give yourselves time to sit and be with Jesus
Reading: Luke 10: 38-42 Back in the first century, a domestic scene is being played out. Jesus is travelling towards Jerusalem, and on his way stops off at the village of Bethany, calling in at the house of friends, Mary and Martha. Martha welcomes him and makes him feel at home. Her sister, Mary, sits down beforeContinue reading “Give yourselves time to sit and be with Jesus”
We are sent out to tell the Good News
Reading: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 ‘The Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go.’ Here’s a description of an early outreach ministry into the local communities. Seventy ministers sent out to proclaim the good news. I wonder what sort ofContinue reading “We are sent out to tell the Good News”