Audio: Podcast (MP3) —click-play–> Mission statement Week 1 – 2013-10-06 Sharing our faith Telling of God’s Love NOTES: two links below, will take you to the two video clips. The bible readings are at the end of the sermon. Clip 1 – The Un-spoken plea (opens in another window) Clip 2 – The waiting (opens Read more about Teaching – Telling of God’s love[…]
Freedom out of the Storm Season of Creation 3: Storm Sunday Luke 8:22-25 Audio: Podcast (MP3) —click-play–> Storm – intro This week we celebrate as part of our Season of Creation the power of storms. I think it would be fair to say that most of us don’t like storms, whether they are personal in Read more about Calming life’s storms – 2013-09-15 – Sermon[…]
Using what God entrusts to us Matthew 25:14-30 Pineapple lumps Clip < – pineapple lumps CLIP – > Musical Talent I often say that when God was handing out musical talent that I turned up late, and I got pineapple lumps. The thing is sometimes we don’t get what we expected, or maybe we don’t Read more about Using what God entrusts to us | 2013-09-01 | Sermon[…]
Am I worth it? – All for one God does love us God’s economy Today’s gospel reading appears to be the smallest of miracles, A woman was bent over and Jesus straightened her out, why record such a small miracle? And the answer to this is in the parable of the mustard seed that comes Read more about You are special – 2013-08-25 – Sermon[…]
Blaming God We tend to do things in Gods name at times, that God has not asked us to do. And likewise, at times we blame God for things God has not done. God gets the blame for a lot of things at times, and sometimes that is helpful, and sometimes that is not Read more about Family Conflict – 2013-08-18 – Sermon[…]
The Bible has been through lots of hard work to get to us. As we read it, and as we hear from God we need to ask 3 key questions. 1 – is the passage/word from God? 2. – what does it mean? 3- will I do anything about it? The challenge from today’s reading (Lk12:13-21) is to know that there is enough and to share this.
The Lords Prayer | What to pray for
Revd Dion J. Blundell | 28th July 2013
The Lord’s prayer is a challenge to focus on God’s Kingdom.
It challenges us to look at our own lives and prayers and what our prayers focus on. Do they focus on what God calls us to?
The theme that pervades through today’s readings is call. The emphasis that I hear is not only are we called, but we are all called, we are all called into the ministry of our Lord Jesus. There is no dogging this, and saying it’s the job of the clergy. We are all called. We are called sometimes to different harvest fields, or maybe a different area of the field, but we are all called. We have to decide who is our Lord. And we show who is in control of our life, or who is our Lord be who we respond to.
Stepping up to God’s Call 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 – Galatians 5:1, 13-25 – Luke 9:51-62 For me the theme that comes out of today’s readings is Stepping up to God’s Call in your life. For Elisha, that meant taking over the call of Elijah, or taking the mantle of Elijah; mantle was another name Read more about Stepping up to God’s Call – 2013-06-30 – Sermon[…]
The theme that runs through our readings today is discipline. We learn that we must discipline our minds. Now that is not the “tell-off” discipline, but rather the ordering, or structuring of our minds. We must discipline them. And it is not a draconian discipline, where we only allow our minds to experience certain things, but rather it is the discipline of controlling what we are exposed to, and making sure that our minds get a balanced diet. We don’t just want to feed our mind on junk food, rather our minds require a balance of input.