Sermons


Preaching at St Peter's Church, Paekakariki,
Sunday after Ascension 13 May 2018.

A brief history of the Bible
A talk for National Bible Sunday.
Sunday 15 July 2018

A Tale of Two Davids
A sermon about being flawed.
Sunday 8 July 2018

An incredible journey
A sermon about discerning our calling.
Sunday 17 June 2018

The Blasphemy Challenge
A sermon about blasphemy, and whether
there is such a thing as an 'eternal sin'.
Sunday 10 June 2018

A strand of flax is nothing in itself
A sermon for Te Pouhere Sunday
Sunday 3 June 2018

Valleys of dry bones
A sermon for the Day of Pentecost
Sunday 20 May 2018

Where does Jesus go?
A sermon for Sunday after the Ascension
Sunday 13 May 2018

A different kind of body
A sermon for the Third Sunday of Easter
Sunday 15 April 2018

Counting down his final days
A sermon for Passion Sunday
Sunday 18 March 2018

Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid
A sermon for those who have loved ones nearing the end of life's journey
Sunday 4 March 2018

His true nature revealed
A sermon about the Transfiguration
Sunday 25 February 2018

A spiritual warrant of fitness
A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent
Sunday 18 February 2018

Into the River
Into the River (MP3)
A sermon for the Baptism of the Lord
Sunday 7 January 2018

And again I say Rejoice
A sermon for Gaudete Sunday
Sunday 17 December 2017

Leaving the rapture behind
A sermon for Christ the King Sunday
Sunday 26 November 2017

Remembering Parihaka
A sermon for the 136th anniversary of the invasion of Parihaka.
Sunday 5 November 2017

American Idol
A sermon about idolatry.
Sunday 15 October 2017

False prophets, charlatans, and politicians
A sermon about religious leaders and politics.
Sunday 10 September 2017

The most expensive bowl of lentils in the world
A sermon about Esau, Jacob, social justice, and climate change.
Sunday 16 July 2017

One size does not fit all
A sermon for Te Pouhere Sunday.
Sunday 18 June 2017

The real face of the persecuted
A sermon about what it really means to be perscuted for following Jesus today.
Sunday 21 May 2017

On earth as it is in heaven
A sermon about the realisation of God's kingdom
Sunday 14 May 2017

Whose side are we on?
A sermon for Palm Sunday
Sunday 9 April 2017

God is not a vending machine
A sermon about faith
Sunday 26 February 2017

Orinary acts of grace
A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent.
Sunday 4 December 2016

Maybe he is already here
A sermon for the First Sunday of Advent.
Sunday 27 November 2016

Meeting the Christ on the margins
A sermon about discipleship amongst the lost, the last, and the least.
Sunday 30 October 2016

That's how the light gets in
A sermon about coping with serious offending by Church leaders
Sunday 23 October 2016

Faith requires action
A sermon about faith
Sunday 9 October 2016

Beggars on Lambton Quay
A sermon about how we should respond to begging
Sunday 25 September 2016)

Radical Hospitality
A sermon about radical hospitality
Sunday 28 August 2016

A Parable of Pokémon
A sermon about playing Pokémon Go
Sunday 7 August 2016

Prayer without works is dead
A sermon about backing up prayer with action
Sunday 24 July 2016

Two simple commandments
A sermon about loving God by loving our neighbour
Sunday 10 July 2016

Christ or the angry crowd?
A sermon about one church's response to the Orlando Nightclub Shootings
Sunday 26 June 2016

A marriage made in heaven
A sermon for Trinity Sunday
Sunday 22 May 2016

No doubt it really is him
A sermon for the Sunday of St Thomas
Sunday 3 April 2016

Scandalous and outrageous devotion (PDF)
A sermon for Passion Sunday
Sunday 13 March 2016

Fasting from Indifference (PDF)
A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent
Sunday 14 February 2016

Fleeing from terror (PDF)
A sermon about the global refugee crisis
Sunday 13 December 2015

Being there is everything (PDF)
A sermon about the sacrament of the Eucharist
Sunday 23 August 2015

The gift that was rejected (PDF)
A sermon about grace
Evensong, Sunday 9 August 2015

When Christmas isn't happy
A sermon for Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve Wednesday 24 December 2014

The trap that backfired (PDF)
A sermon about entrapment
Sunday 19 October 2014

The prison of resentment (PDF)
A sermon about resentment, reconciliation, and forgiveness
Sunday 14 September 2014

Those whom the world has forgotten (PDF)
A sermon about ministry to the marginalised
Sunday 23 March 2014

One holy catholic and apostolic Church (PDF)
A sermon about ecumenism and sectarianism
Sunday 26 January 2014

Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid (PDF)
A sermon about being with people who are dying
Sunday 5 May 2013

Stoning the elephant in the room (PDF)
A sermon about scandal in the Church
Passion Sunday 17 March 2013

Ambition aside (PDF)
A sermon for the Rugby World Cup
Sunday 25 September 2011

Another Chance (PDF)
Another Chance (Youtube)

A sermon about giving people another chance
12 September 2010

Deliver us from evil (PDF)
Deliver us from evil (Youtube)
A sermon about addiction and possession
Sunday 20 June 2010

Christmas in Ngaruawahia (PDF)
Christmas in Ngaruawahia (Youtube)

A sermon for Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve 24 December 2009

Neither confused nor divided (PDF)
A sermon for Trinity Sunday
Trinity Sunday 18 May 2008


 

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