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Advent: preparation towards…

Advent simply means preparation, so it’s supposed to be the period in the church calendar when we prepare for Jesus coming to earth, spiritually and in the organisation for Christmas. Advent has traditionally the double meaning of preparing for the festival (of Christmas), but also making the acknowledgement of Jesus’ second coming—his return to earth—or […]


Chosen Aliens: Part 2

Last year, in the height of lockdown and Zoom church we started a series from 1 Peter, now we are coming back to finish it off. For a few years I lived as “foreigner” in an overseas country, and I was given an identity card which was officially called an “Alien Card”! I didn’t get […]


Luther’s 1520

Well many of us had a 2020 where what we were planning to do, just didn’t happen! One of the things I planned to do in 2020 was to mark, with a sermon series, the 500 years since the reformer Martin Luther wrote three important pieces: A treatise on Good Works (read it here) The […]


Real Talk

A couple of years ago a few high profile people announced publicly that they were giving up on what they had understood as Christianity. What one of the people, Marty Sampson (a songwriter and performer at Hillsong), wrote at the time caught my attention and this series comes directly out of what he wrote at […]


Exploring Identity

Some issues that we study in the bible are at arm’s length to us personally. For example: Is there a second heaven? What about angels and baptism of the dead? But the concept of personal identity is not at arm’s length to us! The personal question of “Who am I”? has many layers, and at […]



The amount of change, uncertainty, and new aspects of life to include that we had to manage over the last 12 months has left many of us weary! Summer is often a time for a break, a slow-down from the normal schedule, a time for rest. So in January we will look at rest from […]


Christmas Characters

This Advent, each week we’ll have a ‘visit’ from one of the characters associated with Christmas to tell their story of what they saw and heard–and how it impacted their life. Joseph, Matthew 1:18-25; 2:13-23 and Luke 2:22-40 (Nov 29) A Shepherd, Luke 2:1-20 (Dec 6) A Magi, Matthew 2:1-18 (Dec 13) Mary, Luke 1:26-56; […]


Encountering Jesus

Each of us have had some memorable encounters in life, and some we’d like to forget (for a range of reasons)! There are a few encounters that have set the course of our history, and world history. The Bible records many encounters that Jesus had with a vast array of different people. In each encounter […]


Good Work

What is work for? It seems a silly question, but that’s why it’s important to answer it–so that we aren’t doing it wrong or trying to get something out of it that we never can. This is just a short series that considers a couple of aspects of “work”–which relate perfectly to retirement as well!: […]



To mark the high significance of our main mode of gathering returning to our building we will explore the following: Returning brings joy and sorrow, Ezra 3:1-13 and Revelation 21:1-8 (Aug 23) Being steady in disruption, Genesis 1:1-27 and Genesis 6:5-22 (Aug 30) Living firm law or flexible grace?, Romans 14:1–15:9 (Sept 6). Martin Luther’s […]

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