Monthly Archives: September 2014

Summer of ’69

Text: Matthew 21:23-32 (“by what authority?”) In the summer of 1969, I dreamt about becoming a rock star. My friends Jimmy, Rodney, and Michael had formed a band with electric guitar, bass and drums. At 12 years old, I was … Continue reading

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Late to the party

Text: Matthew 20:1-16 (the parable of the day labourers) Time is precious. Time, indeed, is money. Or at least, this is what the day labourers in today’s parable think. Those who have worked from dawn to dusk complain when those … Continue reading

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The Seasons of the Church

Text: Job 38 (God answers Job out of the whirlwind) The Season of Creation started in the Uniting Church of Australia in 2000, and it has now spread to many other churches. It breaks up the seven-month long Season after … Continue reading

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In the Name of Love

Text: Matthew 18:15-20 (gathered in Jesus’ name) “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there.” For me, this is one of the most encouraging sayings of Jesus. Hearing it again helps me feel less anxious about … Continue reading

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