In the continuation of our series on 1John we look at 1John2:18-3:10. In this passage John reminds us of our being the children of God, and how, in that reality we need to behave in relationship to God and to one another. John reminds us of the death and resurrection of Jesus is the means […]
1John 2:7-17. In this section of the letter John develops his argument from the perspective of Love. In this section he tackles two important aspects, love within the community and love towards the world. He argues that it is only agape love that will direct our love aright and help us to understand therefore who […]
In 1John 1:5-10 John is calling his community to be faithful to the death and resurrection of Jesus. He warns them about saying one thing about their relationship with God, and exhibiting another.
This weeks sermon reminds us of the need to Eulogise God and to give thanks for him. We are able to do that in our service of Holy Communion. What we do should not be seen as a chore, or even be done by rote, but out of thankful hearts to God for the blessings […]
Mk 6:1-6. In a follow on from last week’s sermon Fr. Keith explores the link between faith and belief and how a lack of faith and belief can limit the power of God. He encourages us as a parish to exercise faith and belief, and thereby unleash the power of God in our personal and […]
The Easter Story as told by John is about the new creation. Chapter 20 is the culmination of the Gospel, the dawning of the new creation in the world. Chapter 21 is the new tasks that we as part of that new creation are called to participate in by following Jesus even though we know […]
The Empty tombs of Matthew and Luke ask more questions than they answer but the sincere investigator discovers the reason for the empty tomb is that Jesus is risen.
The Empty Tomb stories of the four Gospels are very strange, yet give us some fascinating insights in our being the people of God and people of the Resurrection. Mark’s account is one of fear and trembling, and gives us a wide open opportunity for interpretation about what it means to be resurrection people.
In the Resurrection stories one of the clear messages is that Jesus is not in the tomb. He has left the land of the dead for the land of the living. He is gone ahead of the disciples and he calls us to follow him where he has gone before.
The crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday is the means of redemption for the world whether we accept it or not. Christians are called to live out this reality in our lives, so the world might come to understand this reality, repent, and return to God.