Isaiah 9:2-7 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. For as in the day of […]Read more "What Can a Child Do? (Christmas Day @ Waratah)"
Many have undertaken a formulaic summary of the Lord’s prayer by which we can structure our prayer journey. Nonetheless I thought I’d have a crack. One advantage of a blog is that you can flesh out ideas and build on concepts that a 25 min sermon won’t allow you the time to do. So, get […]Read more "The nine R’s of the Lord’s prayer."
I want to take some time to unpack our evangelistic vision this year. I do not simply want to do this for sake of Carols but I’m kind of hoping that (even already) a discussion around this topic will benefit other areas and ministries of the church.Read more "Carols Evangelism and Logistics introduction"
What’s going on here? 5 After you’ve blown it. We’ve been looking mainly at what is going on in the background of the first 5 covenants of the bible. Here we come to Exodus 32 and we realise that this scene is really a ‘meanwhile back at the ranch’ kind of scene that describes what has […]Read more "What’s going on here 5: After you’ve blown it."
What’s going on here? 4 After disappointment. Ok so here we come to part four of ‘What is going on here’ a journey through the first 5 great covenants of the Bible. Straight away however, this week let me begin with a disclaimer. In the strictest sense, what we have here with Jacob is not a […]Read more "What’s going on here 4: After Disappointment."
What’s going on here? 3 After Dark Gen 12:1-3 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.[a] 3 I will bless […]Read more "What’s going on here 3: After dark."
What’s going on here? 2 After the Storm Gen 9:12-18 Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. 13 I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. 14 When I […]Read more "What’s going on here 2: after the storm."
Well after January’s series: “What’s going on here,” I got a lot of positive feedback. So, I thought I’d stick up all 5 in the ‘adopted from sermons’ menu in DM. So, after a bit of editing these should hopefully make for some encouraging reading. Enjoy! What’s going on here? 1: After the Fall. Genesis 1:26-30 […]Read more "What’s going on here 1: After the fall."
The successor and the superior. Well here we go, the last of our discussions on the first 18 verses of the Gospel of John so let’s get stuck into it. Someone once lent me a DVD on the problem of evil and why God allows it to happen. On this particular DVD, there was a […]Read more "The cosmological Christmas part 6."
Word and Being Let’s just go over the main points so far again; we talked about Christ’s eternal pre-existence, His role and relationship to the Father The universality of his significance He as the unquenchable, undefeatable source of life depicted in the metaphor of light. The role of everyday people in proclaiming this amazing event. […]Read more "The cosmological Christmas part 5"