Sermons


Preaching at St Peter's Church, Paekakariki, Sunday 21 May 2017.

False prophets, charlatans, and politicians (PDF)
A sermon about religious leaders and politics.
Sunday 10 September 2017 (Ezekiel 13:1-16)

The most expensive bowl of lentils in the world (PDF)
A sermon about Esau, Jacob, social justice, and climate change.
Sunday 16 July 2017 (Genesis 25:19-34)

One size does not fit all (PDF)
A sermon for Te Pouhere Sunday.
Sunday 18 June 2017 (Acts 10:34-43)

The real face of the persecuted (PDF)
A sermon about what it really means to be perscuted for following Jesus today.
Sunday 21 May 2017 (1 Peter 3:13-22)

On earth as it is in heaven (PDF)
A sermon about the realisation of God's kingdom
Sunday 14 May 2017 (Revelation 21:1-14)

Whose side are we on? (PDF)
A sermon for Palm Sunday
Sunday 9 April 2017 (Matthew 22:1-11)

God is not a vending machine (PDF)
A sermon about faith
Sunday 26 February 2017 (Matthew 6:24-34)

Orinary acts of grace (PDF)
A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent.
Sunday 4 December 2016 (Isaiah 11:1-10 & Matthew 3:1-12 )

Maybe he is already here (PDF)
A sermon for the First Sunday of Advent.
Sunday 27 November 2016 (Matthew 24:36-44)

Meeting the Christ on the margins (PDF)
A sermon about discipleship amongst the lost, the last, and the least.
Sunday 30 October 2016 (Luke 19:1-10)

That's how the light gets in (PDF)
A sermon about coping with serious offending by Church leaders
Sunday 23 October 2016 (Luke 18:9-14)

Beggars on Lambton Quay (PDF)
A sermon about how we should respond to begging
Sunday 25 September 2016 (Luke 16:19-31 & 1 Timothy 6:6-19)

Radical Hospitality (PDF)
A sermon about radical hospitality
Sunday 28 August 2016 (Luke 14:1, 7-14)

A Parable of Pokémon (PDF)
A sermon about playing Pokémon Go
Sunday 7 August 2016 (Luke 12:32-34)

Prayer without works is dead (PDF)
A sermon about backing up prayer with action
Sunday 24 July 2016 (Luke 11:1-13)

Two simple commandments (PDF)
A sermon about loving God by loving our neighbour
Sunday 10 July 2016 (Luke 10:25-37)

Christ or the angry crowd? (PDF)
A sermon about one church's response to the Orlando Nightclub Shootings
Sunday 26 June 2016 (Luke 9:51-62 & Galatians 5:1, 13-25))

A marriage made in heaven (PDF)
A sermon for Trinity Sunday
Sunday 22 May 2016 (John 16:12-15 & Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31)

To catch a Babel Fish (PDF)
A sermon for the Day of Pentecost
Sunday 15 May 2016 (Genesis 11:1-9 & Acts 2:1-21)

Where does Jesus go? (PDF)
A sermon for Sunday after the Ascension
Sunday 8 May 2016 (Acts 1:1-11)

No doubt it really is him (PDF)
A sermon for the Sunday of St Thomas
Sunday 3 April 2016 (John 20:19-31)

Scandalous and outrageous devotion (PDF)
A sermon for Passion Sunday
Sunday 13 March 2016 (John 12:1-8)

Fasting from Indifference (PDF)
A sermon for the First Sunday in Lent
Sunday 14 February 2016 (Luke 4:1-13)

Fleeing from terror (PDF)
A sermon about the global refugee crisis
Sunday 13 December 2015 (Luke 3:7-18)

Being there is everything (PDF)
A sermon about the sacrament of the Eucharist
Sunday 23 August 2015 (John 6:56-69)

The gift that was rejected (PDF)
A sermon about grace
Evensong, Sunday 9 August 2015 (Hebrews 12:14-17)

When Christmas isn't happy (PDF)
A sermon for Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve Wednesday 24 December 2014 (Luke 2:1-20)

The trap that backfired (PDF)
A sermon about entrapment
Sunday 19 October 2014 (Matthew 22:15-22)

The prison of resentment (PDF)
A sermon about resentment, reconciliation, and forgiveness
Sunday 14 September 2014 (Genesis 50:15-21 & Matthew 18:21-35)

Those whom the world has forgotten (PDF)
A sermon about ministry to the marginalised
Sunday 23 March 2014 (John 4:5-42)

One holy catholic and apostolic Church (PDF)
A sermon about ecumenism and sectarianism
Sunday 26 January 2014 (1 Corinthians 1:10-18)

Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid (PDF)
A sermon about being with people who are dying
Sunday 5 May 2013 (John 14:23-29)

Stoning the elephant in the room (PDF)
A sermon about scandal in the Church
Passion Sunday 17 March 2013 (John 8:1-11)

Ambition aside (PDF)
A sermon for the Rugby World Cup
Sunday 25 September 2011 (Philippians 2:1-11)

Another Chance (PDF)
Another Chance (Youtube)

A sermon about giving people another chance
12 September 2010 (Exodus 32:7-14)

Deliver us from evil (PDF)
Deliver us from evil (Youtube)
A sermon about addiction and possession
Sunday 20 June 2010 (Luke 8:26-39)

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

A sermon for Midnight Mass
Christmas Eve 24 December 2009 (Luke 2:1-14)

Neither confused nor divided (PDF)
A sermon for Trinity Sunday
Trinity Sunday 18 May 2008 (Matthew 28:19)


 

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