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…

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…

The Budget, Two Parables and some Teaching from Jesus

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, The Budget, Two Parables and some Teaching from Jesus, was given at The Salvation Army Devonport on Sunday 18 May, 2014. The Reading was Luke 18:1-30.  On Tuesday night, I sat myself down at my computer, loaded up the live stream…

Read your Bible!

“More than anything, this truly is the living word.” How many of you believe everything that you see on TV? What about everything that you read in the newspaper? What about everything that you read online? Because if it’s on the internet, that makes it true doesn’t it? How many of you believe what is…

Engaging with God

As has been my tradition, every sermon that I preach will be posted here. This sermon, Engaging with God, was given at The Salvation Army Carlton corps on Sunday 3 June, 2012. The Bible reading was John 3:1-21. Engaging with God Today, the Church celebrates Trinity Sunday, a day where we look at this concept of…

You can feed 5000 (or more)

This is the sermon that I delivered at York Salvation Army on Sunday 7 August, 2011. The Bible passage it is based on is Matthew 14:13-21. Preaching seated I apologise that I’m preaching seated down. I hope you can all see me. Just over a year ago, I was playing basketball in my E division…

My refuge and my shield

“You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:114 This Psalm of David is the longest of all of the Psalms, and the longest chapter in the whole Bible. Here, David is saying to the Lord that he finds his refuge and safety in the Lord. When…

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…

Divine intervention and free will

This topic suggestion, They say “everything happens for a reason” – do you think this is true?, is from The Daily Post as part of the Post-a-day writing challenge. I was asked by a friend on Facebook recently what my thoughts were on whether everything was planned or whether there was the possibility of coincidence….

Christian Music Sucks! (well, some of it)

I was thinking the other day. Liesl tells me that it’s never a good idea. But I was thinking that there’s a lot of really bad music out there, and a lot of it is Christian music. Take this video for an example: Take a real good listen to those lyrics. “He is like a…