Sermons

Jesus as a picture of God

Starting with todays Gospel reading (Matthew 22:1-14), Rev Ron Bundy’s sermon then reflects on our imagined or revealed image of God.  The other readings for the day are: Exodus 32:1-14, Psalm 106;1-6,20-24 and Philippians 4: 1-9.

How to be a believer

Revd Ron Bundy starts with the Gospel reading (Matthew 21:23-32) and gives the sermon on Israel’s relationship with God, referencing the Old Testament reading, Exodus 17:1-7. Israel thought when they knew God more they would believe more . But the reverse was and is true, when we believed more, we know God more.

Equality of God’s reward

Following the Gospel reading (Matthew 20:1-16), Revd Geoff Reeder talks about our modern expectations of more pay for more work done. However, God gives the same reward to all, the last workers exactly the same as the first, the Disciples same as today’s believers. The other readings for the day are: Exodus 16:2-15, Psalm 106:1-6, 37-45, and Philippians 1.

Forgiving as God forgives

After delivering the Gospel, Revd Geoff Reeder gives the sermon linking the Exodus reading, Paul’s message to the Romans, and Matthew chapter 18, on faith, understanding and forgiveness. Todays readings included Exodus 14:19-31, Psalm 114, Romans 14:1-14, and Matthew 18:21-35.

The Lost Sheep

Revd David Dean starts with the Gospel reading (Matthew 18:10-20) and gives the sermon on the wonderful hope in the parable of the lost sheep. Revd David also shares some history of Billy Graham ministries, and the inspirational hymn Ninety and Nine, sung before the Gospel as our gradual hymn, and played on the video screen to end the sermon.

Who Do You Think I Am?

Revd Geoff Reeder starts with the Gospel reading (Matthew 16:13-20) and then Dr Neville Eckersley gives the sermon on who Jesus is to each of us. Neville also references the New Testament reading, Romans 12:1-8.

Racism, Israel and Easter

Today’s recording starts with the Gospel reading (Matthew 15: 21-28) then a sermon by Rev Geoff Reeder on the gospel and it’s meaning.  The other readings for the day are: Genesis 45: 1-15, Psalm 133 and Romans 11: 13-32

Faith and Doubt

Starting with todays Gospel reading (Matthew 14:22-36), Rev Geoff Reeder’s sermon then reflects on keeping our faith and controlling our doubt.  The other readings for the day are: Genesis 37:1-4,12-28, Psalm 105;1-6,16-22 and Romans 10: 4-15.

Living beyond the ordinary

Starting with the Gospel reading, Revd David Dean then gives today’s sermon on Paul’s letter to the Romans highlighting that nothing can separate us from the love of God.  Today’s readings are: Genesis 29:15-28, Psalm 105:1-11, 11-18, Romans 8:26-39, and the gospel reading, Matthew 13:44-58.

Love and Prayer

The final sermon by Rev Will Lambert as our Priest-in-Charge.  The topic was love and prayer and there are two duets with Will and Rev Heidi as part of the sermon.  The readings for today are: Genesis 28:10-19a, Psalm 139 1-11 & 23-24, Romans 8: 12-25 and the gospel Matthew 13: 24-30 & 36-43.