Acceptable

Listen! Sirach 35:12-17 | Luke 18:9-14 I don’t know if you, perhaps in your childhood in Sunday School, ever had to learn the names of all the books in the Bible. If you did – or even if you didn’t – you might have done a double take when you saw the readings for this week.… Read More... Read More

Three Characters

Listen! Jeremiah 31:27-34 | Luke 18:1-8 If you’ve been here at St. John’s for a while – and most of you have – and listening each week during the sermons – which many of you might have been – you may have noticed that one of the things that I love about the Bible, about our story, is the way that it so often seems to challenge or correct or subvert itself.… Read More... Read More

Gratitude

Listen! Jeremiah 29:1-7 | Luke 17:11-19 Do we recognise a moment of grace when it comes to us? And what do we do about it if we do? I don’t know that I’ve ever really carefully read the story of the healing of the ten lepers before. uk essay writing I mean, I’ve read it, sure, I expect I’ve heard it in Church as well, since it comes around in the lectionary once every three years, but I don’t think I’ve ever preached on it, or studied it, or, to be honest, really though about it.… Read More... Read More

Through the Struggle

Listen! Lamentations 3:19-26 | 2 Timothy 1:1-14 It’s a couplet that has been used in plenty of Christian songs, traditional and contemporary; printed on countless devotional posters, calendars, bookmarks and mugs; quoted in prayers and praise and conversation beyond number. “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness”.… Read More... Read More

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Can you write a letter or an email? The Australian government is currently considering significant cuts to the overseas aid budget. This will affect the funding received by agencies such as UnitingWorld. These cuts will mean real impact to programs in some of the poorest communities in the world – fewer children and families will receive the health care and education that can enable them to break out of poverty.… Read More... Read More