So I was reading the strange, super short ending of Marks’ gospel recently: Mark 16:1-8. Have you read this before? Serriously, have a read and imagine it’s all you’ve got for a second. What if Mark was the only gospel you had to read? For many, this may well have been the case. The date […]Read more "A Wounded Identity."
Mark 1:16-20 As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 17 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 18 At once they left their nets and followed him. 19 When he had gone a little farther, he […]Read more "Father’s Day ’21, Letting Go."
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."