Generous Love

Listen! John 13:31-35 | 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 We ended last week with Paul’s amazing claim that we have been called to share in God’s ministry of reconciliation; as ambassadors, making known the amazing grace, the incredible good fortune that we have experienced – finding ourselves reconciled with God in the person of Jesus Christ.… Read More... Read More

For Australian Aid

Micah Australia (a coalition of Christian aid & development organisations and church groups) is holding an afternoon tea on Thursday 30th at which representative of local Churches will be able to meet with some of the Bradfield candidates (including Paul Fletcher) to discuss Australia’s overseas aid. I’ll be attending, as part of the effort to get politicians of all political stripes to return to the bilateral commitment to increasing overseas aid to 0.5% of GNI.… Read More... Read More

Reconciliation

Listen! 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 I think it’s probably fair to say that Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian Church is not one of the best known of all passages of scripture. Until the past few weeks, I don’t think that I’d ever preached on it. And yet it contains one of my favourite passages in the whole of the Bible.… Read More... Read More

10 Questions on Aid

The Australian Council for International Development (the peak body for international development charities, of which UnitingWorld is a member) asked four parties (Liberal, Labor, Green and Family First) ten questions about their policies on Australia’s overseas aid. You can download a summary of their answers here. Worth reading as you reflect on who to vote for on July 2nd!… Read More... Read More

Jacob’s Well

Jacob’s Well is an international Christian Organisation offering prayer for healing. They are having a series of special events over the weekend of July 1st-3rd at St. Stephen’s Uniting Church, Macquarie Street. More details here. I wouldn’t normally link to events by a healing organisation which I haven’t personally seen in action; but this has come to me from Dean Drayton (former president of the UCA and a good friend) who has recently accepted a leadership role in Jacob’s Well Australia.… Read More... Read More

It’s a tent

Listen! 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10 I wonder if Paul ever had those moments when he wondered what on earth he was doing? I mean, we all have them, right? Times when, no matter how clearly we once saw, no matter how absolute and incontrovertible the matter once seemed, we admit to that suspicion lurking in the back of our minds that maybe, just maybe, we’ve backed the wrong horse, followed the wrong path, supported the wrong side in the argument.… Read More... Read More

For those in peril on the sea

1 Kings 17:8-16 | 2 Corinthians 13:3-10 (Kit Craig) I bet you’re all expecting a bushwalking story! It so happens that three of us went on an overnight bushwalk in the Yengo National Park last weekend. We got stuck in quicksand and it was very cold overnight. The end. Sorry; God hasn’t send me a bushwalking sermon this time.… Read More... Read More