Living in the Holy Land

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, Moving outside the private faith, was given at The Salvation Army Rochester on Sunday June 25, 2017. The Reading was Romans 6:1-13. Living in a Foreign Land I want you to imagine that you have moved to live in another country.… Continue reading Living in the Holy Land

Holiness drives us out to Mission

Has anyone here ever sculpted anything? Started off with a block of something and made it into something else? You may have heard of the quote falsely attributed to Michelangelo, who apparently said about his statue of David, that he started with a block of marble, and just chipped away anything that didn’t look like… Continue reading Holiness drives us out to Mission

Called to be Holy

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, Called to be Holy, was given at The Salvation Army Devonport on Sunday 15 June, 2014. The Reading was Matthew 28:16-20.  Have you ever felt that you were too small to really make a difference? Thinking, “this town is too big… Continue reading Called to be Holy

Who are your spiritual heroes?

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, Who are your spiritual heroes, was given at Waverley Temple Salvation Army on Sunday 18 August, 2013. The Bible reading was Hebrews 11:29-12:2. Who are your faith heroes? In the bible reading today, we’ve heard a few of the faith… Continue reading Who are your spiritual heroes?

The gifts that we bring to offer our King

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, The gifts that we bring to offer our king, was given at the Church of Christ Wembley Downs on Sunday 6 January, 2013. The Bible reading was Matthew 2:1-12. Today is the last day of our Christmas season. I… Continue reading The gifts that we bring to offer our King

A new year, a new challenge…

Well, it’s 2012. 2011 has ended, and with it a whole heap of changes have been brought about. We’re in the midst of packing right now – we move to Melbourne in less than two weeks now. The usual routines that we have fallen into will change dramatically, with our new lives being governed by… Continue reading A new year, a new challenge…

Right Job, Wrong Time

I was offered a job yesterday. It was, a couple of years ago, my dream job. It was teaching violin, 4 days a week, at schools in Albany. A couple of years ago – even possibly as late as last year – I might have jumped at the opportunity. This time, however, I turned it… Continue reading Right Job, Wrong Time