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
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… Continue reading The Gift of Grace
This topic suggestion, Why is it so hard to forgive?, is from The Daily Post as part of the Post-a-day writing challenge. Father, forgive us, as we forgive those who have sinned against us. A line that so many Christians will know so well, coming from the Lord’s Prayer. As with many aspects of Christianity,… Continue reading As we forgive those who sin against us
This topic suggestion, What war is worth fighting?, is from The Daily Post as part of the Post-a-day writing challenge. It may surprise you to know that I’m a bit of a pacifist. No-where near as strong a pacifist as my mum, but a pacifist none the less. I have participated in an Anti-war riot… Continue reading What war is worth fighting?
On Sunday, my officer preached on a passage from Matthew. It was the passage where Peter asks how many times he should forgive someone who sins against him. While the sermon was on forgiveness, there was one insight that really got me thinking in a way I hadn’t thought about it before. When the master,… Continue reading The servant who wouldn’t forgive
In my morning coffee time, I follow the form ACTS – Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication – in my prayers. This morning, I was in the confession part of the form, and I used the group confession that is used in the Liturgy of the Anglican Church.