When we think of a missionary we usually think of someone going to serve in another country. But we all have a commission, even here in our own neighbourhoods. This sermon explores a lesser-known commission in John 20:19-31 and also looks at the story of ‘doubting Thomas.’
Desperate times call for loving measures [Sermon]
Jesus lived in desperate times. Life was hard. He was about to be betrayed, tortured and killed. With that in mind he gave a new command. To run for the hills? Nope. This sermon explores John 13:31-38.
Love one another as I have loved you: the meaning of Jesus’ new commandment (Growing Deeper with John 13:31-38)
Love. It can change things. A lot of things. Bonhoeffer wrote: “Love asks nothing in return, but seeks those who need it.” The command to
Downward Mobility [Sermon]
How would you define success? Is it accumulating money, influence, beauty or power? Well, of course not. We wouldn’t admit that — at least not
When Jesus washed Judas’ feet and set us an example (Growing Deeper with John 13:1-30)
It was the lead-up to his torture, crucifixion and death. The disciples were there, including Judas. He was preparing to betray Jesus to the authorities,
Costly, whole-hearted devotion [Sermon]
If you follow Jesus you are different. In 1961, 96% of people in our country identified as Christian. No longer. “No Religion” is now the
Freed to serve [Sermon]
“The truth will set you free.” So said Jesus. Aren’t we already free? Not necessarily. Good things are both now and in the future. This sermon on John 8:31-38 explores just these things.
Renouncement, torture, true freedom, and apprenticeship under Jesus (Growing deeper with Luke 14:25-35)
This podcast goes in-depth with Jesus’ words about hating family and cross-carrying as disciples (Luke 14:25-35). Did he mean it? What is going on? I also discuss torture, renouncement and true freedom.
The Lord of the Party [Sermon]
He sets the scene, sets the table, and sets the guest list. Our job is not to rearrange the scene, the table, or his guest