The Gift of Grace

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, The Gift of Grace, was given at The Salvation Army Devonport on Sunday 21 September, 2014. The Reading was Matthew 20:1-16.  Have you ever received a gift, but it wasn’t what you were expecting? I’d like to tell you about…

Reforming Society (Vision and Mission Part 5)

This is part five and the final part in my Vision and Mission sermons at The Salvation Army Devonport. View all of the sermons here. The reading for today was Luke 4:14-30. What will you fight for? This speech is one of the most famous quotes of The Salvation Army, and has served for years as…

Making Disciples (Vision and Mission Part 4)

This is part four in my Vision and Mission sermons at The Salvation Army Devonport. View all of the sermons here. The reading for today was Luke 6:12-49. We’re into part four of our series on our Vision and Mission, and today we’re talking about Disciples. Specifically, how we can make disciples, and how we can…

Transforming Lives (Vision and Mission Part 2)

This is part two in my Vision and Mission sermons at The Salvation Army Devonport. View all of the sermons here. The reading for today was Luke 19:1-10. A news story caught my eye recently. A group of kids at a school was a cat stuck up a tree. They saw a cop, and begged…

Get out of the Birdcage

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, Get out of the Birdcage, was given at The Salvation Army Devonport on Sunday 13 July, 2014. The Reading was John 3:14-21.  How good are you at making a choice? Let’s play a little game. I’ll have two pictures on…

Being a Light to the Community

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, Being a Light to the Community, was given at our Installation service at Devonport Salvation Army on Sunday 12 January, 2014. The Bible reading was Matthew 5:13-16. I don’t know what you’re thinking about me right at the moment,…

Release the shackles of sin, and praise God!

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, Release the shackles of sin and praise God!, was given at The Salvation Army Broadford corps on Sunday 18 November, 2012. The Bible reading was Acts 3:1-16. Ex-leper or lame beggar? When I think of the miraculous healings in…

A Star Trek Devotional: Encounter at Farpoint

I wanted to try my hand at writing a devotional based on episodes of Star Trek. I am a Trekkie, and I feel there is a lot that we can learn from the various episodes. That I’ll have to watch more Star Trek in preparation for these devotionals is just a happy coincidence. My first…

Random Acts of Kindness

Today I’m putting the focus on my friend’s blog, 365 Days of Kindness. Daena is an incredible young lady, and one of my close friends. Last year, she started Project 25, encouraging people to do random acts of kindness. This year, she decided to expand, and challenge herself to do a random good deed every…