Lectionary - RCL

These commentaries are approximately in the order they occur in the Bible. Some comment on the same texts has been written years apart. The earlier comments may not be listed first in this index

The New Testament
The Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Mark

The Gospel of Luke

The Gospel of John

The Acts of the Apostles

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

The Epistle to the Ephesians

James

 

The Hebrew Scriptures
The Book of Genesis

The Psalms

Ecclesiastes

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Ezekiel

 

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Seasons

 

 

 

The Gospel of Matthew

Matthew 1:18-25 - Manifesto (Part One)

Matthew 1:18-25 - A Severe Nativity

Matthew 1-2 - It will be done! 

Matthew 1:1-17, 1:18-25 - The Birth of Good News, or Judgement?

Matthew 2 - The World is on Our Side!

Matthew 2:1-12 - The Purpose of Epiphany

Matthew 3:1-11 - The Tapestry of Repentance

Matthew 3:1-11 - John the Baptist at Uluru

Matthew 3:1-12 - A most serious insult

Matthew 3:1-12 - The Good News of Repentance

Matthew 3:13-17 - Will we be baptised?

Matthew 3:13-17 - The Work of Christmas is begun

Matthew 3:(1-12) 13-17 - There is always fire

Matthew 3:13-17 - Coming Home

Matthew 4:1-11 - The Emptying Desert

Matthew 4:1-11 - Don't forget Egypt

Matthew 4:1-11, 17 - The costly choice of freedom

Matthew 4:12-25 - Repent

Matthew 4:12-25 (1-12 included) - Gasping for air in the kingdom

Matthew 5:1-12 - Blessings, not lists

Matthew 5:1-12 - The Sermon Draft: Blessed are you

Matthew 5:1-12 - Mourning, Blessed, and Sometimes Happy 

Matthew 5:1-12 - To be honourable is to be human

Matthew - 5:13-20 - Fulfilling the Law

Matt 5:13-20 - The Sermon Draft: Love, not duty

Mathew 5:13-20 - The Sermon Draft: Teetering between karma and grace

Matthew 5:13-20 - Speaking as a Pharisee

Matthew 5:21-37 - The Betrayals of my Heart

Matthew 5:38-48 - Hate will perish the soul

Matthew 5:38-48 - Don't be law abiding!

Matthew 5:38-48 - The Grace of Perfection

Matthew 6:19-34 - Kick off your shoes - A stewardship sermon

incl Matthew 6:24-34 - A Sermon Draft: Stewardship and Being Human

Matthew 10:24-39 - The work of Easter is begun

Matthew 10:24-39 - The Cost of Life

Matthew 10:24-39 - Fear or Freedom?

Matthew 10:40-42 - In the presence of mine enemy

Matthew 10:40-42 (+ Genesis 22) - A cup of water for Isaac 

Matthew 10:40-42  (+ Genesis 22) - The Absolute and the absolute of love

Matthew 11:2-11 - Are you the one?

Matthew 11:2-11 - Jesus draws a line in the sand 

Matthew 11:2-11, 12-15 - Suffering Extremes of Kingdom

Matthew 11:16-30 - A Complacent Wisdom 

Matthew 11:16-30 - The Impossible Burden of Jesus 

Matthew 11:16-30 - Lay your burdens down - Matthew 11:16-30 - A sermon 

Matthew 13 - Corrupting Kingdom

Matthew 13:1-23 - A Farming Faith

Matthew 13:1-23 - Stone Heaps in the Sun

Matthew 13:1-23 - Pigsty or Paradise?

Matthew 13:24-30 - Weeds and Bad Seeds

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 - Feeding on Thistles

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 - Keep your hat on!

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 - Welcome the Weeds

Matthew 13:24-46 - Wheat and Tares

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 - A Little Tin Glory

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 - The Common Cold and the Kingdom of Heaven 

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52, and more - The scandal of the Kingdom of God 

Matthew 14:13-21 - Feeding Broken Dreams

Matthew 14:13-21 - Compassion

Matthew 14:13-21 - Feeding 5000

Matthew 14:13-21 - A Feast in the Face of Death 

Matthew 14:13-21 - Magic Jesus and the Real Feast (2017)

Matthew 14:13-21 - Where lies the miracle? - An investigation of interpretation (2017)

Matthew 14:22-33 - Daring to walk on water

Matthew 14:22-33 - Sink or Float?

Matthew 14:22-33 - Risk Rescure and Life

Matthew 14:22-33 - Healed of the Crowd

Matthew 14:22-33 - Walking above the flood (incl. reference to Psalm 69)

Matthew 15 - Breaking Boundaries

Matthew 15 - Well bred, or the bread which makes us well?

Matthew 15:10-28 - A human Jesus

Matthew 15:21-28 - Jesus meets Jesus? 

Matthew 15:10-28 - Blind Privilege and the Kingdom of Heaven (2017)

Matthew 16 - Of Burning Bushes and Messiahs

Matthew 16:13-20 - The Roller Coaster Ride

Matthew 16:13-20 -The Keys to Our Authority

Matthew 16:13-20 - Cry Out at the Gates

Matthew 16:13-20 - The Hero Must Die

Matthew 16:13-20 - Jonah and Jesus

Matthew 16:13-20 - My self tells me whose I am

Matthew 16:21-28 - Take up the cross

Matthew 16:21-28 - Life

Matthew 16:21-28 - Lose the Empire, Mate!

Matthew 17:1-9 - The Mountain in the Valley 

Matthew 17:1-13 - There's a light upon the mountain

Matthew 18:15-20 - .... before I begin (2011)

Matthew 18 and 9/11 - What spirit dwells in me? (2011)

Matthew 18:15-20 - If another sins against you (2008)

Matthew 18:15-20 - If you are offended (2008)

Matthew 18:15-22 - Could you imagine? (2017)

Matthew 18:15-22 - A wicked problem... and love (2107) A Sermon Draft

Matthew 18:21-35 - Seventyseven times (2008)

Matthew 18:21-35 - The story we can't believe (2017)

Matt 20:1-16 - Labourers in the Vineyard

Matthew 20:1-16 - Labourers in the Vineyard (2)

Matthew 20:1-16 and Dr. Temperance Brennan

Matthew 20: 1-16 - It's not what you think, Peter

Matthew 20:1-16 (19:16 -20:17) - A Sermon Draft: Rich, but lost in the vineyard

Matt 21:1-11 - The Palm Sunday Flash Mob

Matthew 21:1-11 - The Sermon Draft: Palm Sunday

Matthew 21:1-11 - Tell the Story

Matthew 21:1-11 - Palm Sunday Misgivings

Matthew 21:1-11 - Two Kings in the Land? Who is our King?

Matt 21:33-46 - The Corner Stone

Matthew 21:23-32 - The Two Sons

Matthew 21:23-32 - When you don't have the numbers... and when you do (Philippians 2)

Matthew 21:33-45 - The Wicked Tenants

Matthew 22:1-14 - We all seek the kingdom

Matthew 22:1-14 - The Wedding Banquet

Matthew 22:1-14 - The Wedding Feast

Matthew 22:15-22 - Argue Like Jesus

Matthew 22:15-22 - Smart Answer, Wise Word

Matthew 22:34-45 - Who are your relatives?

Matthew 22:34-45 - A new love

Matthew 22:34-46 - Truly Simple

Matthew 22:34-46 - The Freedom of Love

Matthew 23:1-12 - The Humble Greatest

Matthew 23:1-13 - The mysterious burden of freedom

Matthew 23 - Anger without Pain

Matthew 24:36-44 - Be alert

Matthew 24:36-44 - Meet the coming Christ

Matthew 24:36-44 - Life on the Beach 

Matthew 24:36-44 - Living in a dying world? 

Matthew 25 - Beware of the Self (1)

Matthew 25 (2 ) - Live Life Well -

Matthew 25 - Funeral Homily

Matthew 25:1-13 - Saving from...

Matthew 25:1-13 - The good oil

Matthew 25:1-13 - Gatekeepers of the Kingdom

Matthew 25:14-30 - Unfinished Business

Matt 25:31-40 - Am I a Christian or a Silly Goat

Matthew 25:31-46 - Love changes everything

Matthew 28 - The Resurrection of Belief

Matthew 28 - Resurrection Sermon

Matthew 28:16-20 - Trinity Sunday - Lord of the Dance

Matthew 28 - The Sermon Draft: Dancing into the Life of God — Trinity Sunday 2011

Matthew 28:1-10 - Easter Day

Matthew 28:16-20 - Trust

Matthew 28:16-20 - Matthew, Trinity, and Me: Which song shall I sing?

Matthew 28:16-20 - Singing Trinity

 

The Gospel of Mark

Mark 1:1-6

Mark 1:1 - What exactly was the Good News?

Mark 1:1-8 - The Pumpernickel Gospel of Mark

Mark 1:1-8 - Let the gospel make its mark

Mark 1:9-15 - Life through death

Mark 1:4-11 - Of and By

Mark 1:4-11 - Fake Tan?

Mark 1:4-11 - Getting immersed in things

Mark 1:9-11

Mark 1:9-15

Mark 1:15

Mark 1:9-15 - Tearing Heaven Open

Mark 1:9-15 - Heaven Open for Us

Mark 1:9-15 - Home in the wilderness at last

Mark 1:14-20 - Grief and Gospel: The Call

Mark 1:14-20 - The Ticky Tacky Problem

Mark 1:14-20 - Act now!

Mark 1:16-20 - Call and Commitment

Mark 1:14-20 - Jesus begins the Journey

Mark 1:14-20 - Jonah goes to hospital

Mark 1:21-28

Mark 1:21-28 - Authority and Evil

Mark 1:21-28 - Power Sandwiches

Mark 1:21-28 - Authority

Mark 1:21-28 - Hold my hand

Mark 1:29-31

Mark 1:29-39 - At The Movies

Mark 1:29-39 - Balancing Act

Mark 1:29-39 - The First Resurrection in Mark

Mark 1:29-39 - Valued or ill?

Mark 1:32-34

Mark 1:35-39

Mark 1:40-45 - Healing the Leper

Mark 1:40-45 - Touching a torn soul

Mark 1:40-45

Mark 2:1-12

Mark 2:13;17

Mark 2:18-28

Mark 3:1-8

Mark 3:7-12

Mark 3:13-30

Mark 3:20-35 - A Most Uncomfortable Invitation

Mark 3:31-35

Mark 4:1-20

Mark 4:26-34 - Seeding Metaphors of Kingdom

Mark 4:10-12

Mark 4:21

Mark 4:26-32

Mark 4:26-32 - The kingdom is like

Mark 4:35-41

Mark 4:35-41 - Dead Calm in Deep Water

Mark 4:35-41 - Facing the Fear

Mark 4:35-41 - Rebuke the wind

Mark 5:1-20

Mark 5:21-43 - Healing a Deep Hatred

Mark 5:21-43

Mark 5:21-43 - Be a Man

A Substantial Healing - Mark 5:21-43

Fred... and much more - Makr 5:21-43

Mark 6:1

Mark 6:1-13 - 13 - Blood thicker than water?

Mark 6:1-13 - Local Legends

Mark 6:1-13 - Next to the Chocolates

Mark 6:14-29

Mark 6:14-29 - First of three feasts

Mark 6:14-29 - Foul Feast of an Evil Kingdom

Mark 6:14-29 - Changing Everything

Mark 6:14-29 - Hurdy Gurdy Horror

Mark 6:14-29 - Winning and losing, or something else?

Mark 6:30ff 8:10ff - Feedings in Mark

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 - Shepherd

Mark 6:33, Mark 8:1

Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 - Teach and Heal

Mark 7:1-24 - Spiritual Diahorrea

Mark 7, James 1 - Wholly Holy, or Deceived?

Mark 7 - More than food

Mark 7:1-23 -The Traditions of the Elders

Mark 7:24-37 - Dog under the Table

Mark 7:24-37 - Road Testing Jesus

Mark 7:24-37 - The stuff under our tables

Mark 7:24-37 - What would Jesus do?

Mark 8:31-38 - Life Saving and Losing

Mark 8:27-38 - The pointy end of the gospel

Mark 8:27-38 - Who are you?

Mark 8:27-38 - Will you forget who I am?

Mark 8:31-38 - A Prayer from the Heart

Mark 9:2-9 - Mind Blowingly Simple

Mark 9:2-29 - Getting over the mountain top

Mark 9:2-9 - Moments of transfiguration

Mark 9:30-37 - Power is Poison

Mark 9:30-37 - The Great Subversion

Mark 9:30-37 - JoyStar

Mark 9:30-37 - What is greatness?

Mark 9:30-37 - Servanthood: Where our humanity flourishes

Mark 9:38-50 - Millstones, Sex and Power

Mark 9:38-50 - Power and Persecution

Mark 9:38-50 Between Love and Hell

Mark 9:30-50 - Sitting on a Row of Tacks

Mark 10:2-16 - The powerless child

Mark 10:2-16 - Little Children and Hard Hearts

Mark 10:2-16 - Keeping ourselves together

Mark 10:2-12 - The Children and Divorce

Mark 10:2-16 - In his arms!

Mark 10:17-31 - Just One Thing

Mark 10:17-31 - How many billy cans is too many?

Mark 10:13-31 - Stumbleupon

Mark 10:32-45 - Sandwiched between new and old-

Mark 10:46-52 - Let me see!

Mark 10:46-52 - Blind MacShultz

Mark 10:46-52 - Seeing through the metaphors

Mark 10:46-52 - Going to Jerusalem

Mark 11:1-11 - Jesus rain on my parade

Mark 12:28-34 - The First Commandment

Mark 12:28-34 - The Interpretation of Love

Mark 12:28-44 - Not far from the Kingdom of God

Mark 12:38-44 - The Trickle Down Theory of Church

Mark 12:38-44 - Dystopia, Tragdey, or Glory?

Mark 12:38-44 - Dancing past the Birdcage

Mark 13:1-8 - Watch out!

Mark 13:1-13 - Reduced to our Foundations

Mark 13:1-13 - Birth Pangs

Mark 13:1-13 - Facing Jerusalem

Mark 13 - Dive on in...

Mark 13 - Victory?

Mark 13:24-37 - Keep Alert!

Mark 13:24-37 - A difficult Day of the Lord

Mark 13:24-36 - The Sermon Draft: When is Jesus coming back? Does God have a plan?

Mark 13: 24-37 - The End... or Resurrection?

Mark 14,15 - What does it all mean

Mark 14,15 - Making sense of Jesus' death

Mark 15:34- Budgetting for Compassion

Mark 16:1-8 - The Resurrection of Dead Poets

Mark 16:1-8 - I saw him on Main North Road

Mark 16: Easter Day April 2006

Mark 16:1-8 - He has gone before you

 

The Gospel of Luke

Luke 1 - Luke's Christmas

Luke 1:26-38 - Not about the baby

Luke 1:26-38 - Getting the Jesus story...

Luke 1:26-38 - Grim Joy or Glorious Hope

Luke 1:26 - 55 - Every pure and virgin soul

Luke 1:39-45 - Hill Country Happiness

Luke 1:39-45 - Joy and Sorrow

Luke 1: 46-55 - When Christmas is not merry

Luke 1:39-55 - Impossible stories and white wine in the sun

Luke 1: 26-55 - A Sermon: Life in the intersection

Luke 2:1-20 - Taking Christmas Seriously

Luke 2:1-20 - The apple of my eye

Luke 2:1-20 - Red Pills for Christmas

Luke 2:1-20 - The First Chaser

Luke 2:1-20 - Taking Stock of Christmas

Luke 2:1-20 - Pondering Christmas Griefs 

Luke 2:1-20 - Keeping the peace

Luke 2:21-40 - Plain talk and prejudice

Luke 2:40-52 - A Blue Boat Home Past the Cross

Luke 2:41-52 - Home Alone: Not lost in Jerusalem

Luke 2:41-52 - Jesus goes missing

Luke 3:1-6 - Manifesto!

Luke 3:1-6 - The Morning Papers

Luke 3:7-18 - Worthy Fruit

Luke 3:7-20 - Landing

Luke 3:7-18 - In the Spirit

Luke 3:7-18 - A Baptism in Spirit?

Luke 3:7-18 - The spirit of the ethical cosmos

Luke 3:15-22 (23-38) - Baptism: Jesus and us

Luke 4:1-13 - If only you will...

Luke 4:1-13 - No short cuts past the cross

Luke 4:1-13 - The unholy is the holy without vision  

Luke 4:1-13 - Fear and Temptation

Luke 4:14-21 - Becoming unhappy, and finding peace

Luke 4:14-21 (30) - You changed it! 

Luke 4:14-22 - An almost lynching...

Luke 4:21-30 - Running the Gauntlet of Compassion

Luke 4:21-30 - My God is not my God

Luke 4:21-30 - Mourning Glory

Luke 5:1-11 - Peter Saw

Luke 7:11-17 - Raising the Dead

Luke 7:36 - 8:3 - One Who Has Heard?

Luke 7:36 - 8:3 - The Healing of Smelly Feet

Luke 7:36 - 8.3 - Given a name of my own

Luke 8:26-39 - Jesus as Ripley

Luke 8:26-39 - No longer possessed by the mob

Luke 9:28-43 - Suffering Epiphany

Luke 9:28-43 - Healing for a tin ear

Luke 9:28-42 - Facing the Veil

Luke 9:51-62 - More Elijah and Jesus

Luke 9:51-62 - More than Elijah

Luke 9:51-62 - Setting our face towards paradox

Luke 9:51-62 - The Spirit of Elijah, or the Spirit of Jesus?

Luke 10:1-20 - Hospitable Mission

Luke 10:1-20 - Jesus Trumps Brexit... by not playing the game

Luke 10:25-37 - The Economy of God: : A cost benefit analysis, or the gift of life?

Luke 10:25-37 - Dancing Like a Samaritan 

Luke 10:38-42 - Mary:Martha

Luke 10:38-42 - The Better Part

Luke 10:38-42 - Dave Chooses the Better Part

Luke 11:1-13 - Persistent Prayer

Luke 11:1-13 - Science and Prayer

Luke 11:1-13 - The Scientist Prays

Luke 11:1-13 - Praying with God

Luke 12:13-21 - My Father's Barn

Luke 12:32-40 - Possessions and Kingdom

Luke 12:32-40 - Peach Trees and the Kingdom of God

Luke 12:32-40 - Ready for what?

Luke 12:32-40 - Good Pleasure and Joy

Luke 12:49-56 - God's Time

Luke 12:49-56 - What is God?

Luke 12:49-56 - The Fire of Free Will

Luke 13:1-9 - Don't Blame the Victim

Luke 13:1-9 - Succeeding in the economy of God

Luke 13:1-9 - Meditations on repentance

Luke 13:1-9 - Repenting Death

Luke 13:10-17 - Everything flows from this

Luke 13:10-17 - How could you do that?

Luke 13:10-17 - You don't get it, do you, Teacher!

Luke 13:31-35 - The Narrow door

Luke 13:31-35 - We are all Jerusalem

Luke 13:31-35 - To whom do you belong, and to what do you lay claim?

Luke 13:31-35 - Before we laugh - Minchin and Pell 

Luke 13:31-35 - Looking for someone to blame - Sermon

Luke 14:1,7-14 - Status Update

Luke 14:1,7-14 - Celebrity Chairs

Luke 14: 1-24 - Who invited him?

Luke 14, Jeremiah 8 - In the hands of the Potter or the Politicians?

Luke 14:25-33 - Love, Hate, Family and Faith

Luke 14:25-33 - Losing the Land of the Free

Luke 15:1-10 - We'll all be rooned

Luke 15:1-10 - The God of the One Percent

Luke 15 - Not without David

Luke 15: 11-32 - Meditations on a Prodigal Father

Luke 15: 1-2, 11-32 - There is no such thing as free

Luke 16:1-13 - The Money Manager

Luke 16 (esp 1-13) - Stop digging yourself a hole

Luke 16:1-26 Cold Hard Cash

Luke 16:19-31 - Justice

Luke 16:19-31 - Hollowed Out Humanity

Luke 17:5-10 - We can do this

Luke 17:1-10 - Don't Plough with a Millstone 'round Your Neck!

Luke 17:11-19 - Want wholeness with that, or just healing?

Luke 17:11-19 - A Priest in a Taxi

Luke 17:11-19 - The Blessing of the Outsider

Luke 18:1-8 - The Cost and Consolations of Hope

Luke 18:1-8 - Knocking on Heaven's Door

Luke 18:9-14 - The Levelling Love of God

Luke 18:9-14 - We don't have a prayer

Luke 18:9-14 - Thank God I am not like other oeople!

Luke 19:1-10 - The Mystery of Grace

Luke 19:1-9 - The Story of the Holy Tax Collector

Luke 19:28-40 - Pain on my Parade - Palm Sunday

Luke 19:28-40 - Which Parade? - Palm Sunday

Luke 20:27-40 - Kingdom and Resurrection

Luke 20:27-38 - A Missionary Meets a Cannibal

Luke 21:5-19 - Tested by Fire

Luke 21:5-19 - A Wonderfully Ancient and Eternal Place

Luke 21:5-19 - Gaining our Soul

Luke 21:25-36 - Wars and Rumours

Luke 21:25-36 - What I want for Christmas... is a little apocalyptic sensibility

Luke 21:25-36 - Lift up your heads

Luke 21:25-36 - Apocalypse When?

Luke 22:39 - 23:49 - Grim Friday - Good Friday according to Luke

Luke 21:25-36 - Do you really believe this?

Luke 23:36-43 - Phase Change and Kingdom

Luke 23:36-44 - Getting God Across

Luke 23:33-43 - Christ the Chemistry Teacher

Luke 24:1-35 - Remembering Absent Presence

On the road - Luke 24:13-35

Luke 24:13-35 - Church on the Road

Luke 24:13-35 - The Economy of Resurrection

Luke 24:13-35 - Practising for Resurrection - Reflections on Emmaus

Luke 24:36b-48 - The Appearance of Resurrection

Luke 24:36-48 - Feeding Jesus

Luke 24:13-36 - Given a name at Breakfast

 

The Gospel of John

John 1:1-18 - Swimming with John

John 1:1-18 - Singing by Living

John 1:1-18 - In the Beginning

John 1:1-18 - To see the face of God

John 1:1-18 - Confession

John 1:6-8, 19-28 - Revealing The One

John 1:6-8, 19-28 - When the Moon Rose in the West

John 1:29-42 - Beholding the Lamb of God

John 1:29-42 The Sermon Draft: Behold the Lamb of God

John 1:29-42 - 'scaping the Goats

John 1:29-42, (43-51) - Now is the time

John 1:43-51 - Nathanael

John 1:43-53 - Come and See and Remain with Me

John 1:43-51 - If Y'all Would Come and See...

John 1:43-51 - I am afraid of dying

John 2:13-22 - The New Temple

John 2:1-11 - Life was not meant to be easy

John 2:1-11 - Superphosphate and Champagne

John 2:1-11 - Touching the intangible

John 2:13-25 - A banal turning over of tables

John 3:1-17 - Don't believe in signs

John 3:1-17 - Doctrine for the rest of us

John 3:1-17 - Lift up your horizons

John 3:1-17 - The Dummies Guide to the Trinity

John 3:1-21 - At Home

John 3:14-22 - Standing in the Good Wind

John 3:1-17 - The Humiliation and Healing of Nicodemus

John 3:1-21 - Wanderment 

John 4:5-42 - Seeing the single tree

John 6:1-21 - Which Bread do You Seek?

John 6:1-21 -Beyond Bread and Kingdom

John 6:1-21 - Signs for the Sick 

John 6:1-21 - An inconvenient truth

John 6:24-35 - Whose Boat are you in?

John 6:24-35 - Hunger and Thirst -

John's Bread - John 6:23-35

John 6:35,41-51 - Even More Bread!

John 6:35, 44-51 - Love's Angular Momentum

John 6:35, 44-51 - On the Death of My Father

John 6: 35, 41-51 - Eaten by Life

John 6:51-58 - Chomping in Church

John 6:51-58 - This Terrible Eating of Bread

John 6:56-69 - Dry Bread?

John 6:56-69 - Gristle

John 9 - Seeing into the Circle

John 9 - The Man who was blind

John 9:1-41 Use your eyes!

John 9: 1-41 - When Mud Gets in Your Eyes

John 10 - The Discernment of Shepherds and Sheep

John 10 - A Voice calling my Name

John 10 - Sheep and Other Mamils

John 10:11-18 - Life in all its fullness

John 10:11-19 - Meeting a Distant Shepherd

John 10:11-19 and Psalm 23 - Living in the Long Paddock

John 10:1-15 - I will meet you

John 10, John 10:22-30 - These three remain; faith, hope and love

John 10:1-21 - Whistleblowing at the Sheep Gate

John 10 - Sheep Among the Wolves of War - Anzac

John 10:22-30 - Will you enter in?

John 11 - Cracking the Concrete

John 11 - Don't Cave in to the Death People

John 11 - Funerals in the face of death  

John 12:1-7 - Little Glimpses of Resurrection

John 12:1-8 - The love of Mary

John 12:1-11 - The Last Stop on the Road to Cobar

John 12:12 - 16 - Jesus rain on my parade

John 12:20-33 - The Human One

John 12:20-33 - Write my own gospel?

John 12:20-33 - Facing what we most fear

John 12:20-36 - Protons, Neutrons, Electrons

John 12:22-36 - SMIDSY

John 14: Trust God? Stop Whinging - A Sermon

John 14:1-14 - Meeting Jesus in John

John 14:1-14 - My not invisible friend

John 14:1-14 - The Place is the Way

John 14:1-14 - Just Trust Me  

John 14:8-17 - Challenge and Comfort

John 14:8-17 - Discomforting Ecstasy

John 14:8-17 - Feeling The Spirit

John 14:15-21 - The Mundane Spirit of God

John 14:15-21 - Being Open to see Life 

John 14:15-21 - Just love each other 

John 14:15-31 - In Us

John 14:23-29 - Inside and Outside

John 14:22-29 - Being Judas

John 15:1-8 - Vine Dressing, Vine Blessing

John 15:1-8 - Pruning

John 15:1-8 - Living in the Garden

John 15:9-17 - The Butler Did It

John 15:9-17 - The smelly side of love

John 15:12-16:15 - Pentecost for Poddlers

John - 15:26-16:15 - Wondering How to Read

John 16:12-15 - Farm Friendly Trinity

John 16:12-15 - Exploring Trinity

John 16:12-15 - Hear O Israel, the Lord is God!

John 17 - Letting Jesus become Christ

John 17:1-11 - Glory

John 17:6-19 - Salt in the world

John 17:6-19 - God help us

John 17 - Don't Hate the Good Life

John 17 - Sermon Draft: This is life

John 17:1-11 - My Glory and the Lifter of My Head 

John 17 - The distillation of Mystery

John 17:20-26 - Torn Apart and Joined Together

John 17:20-26 - Becoming One

John 18-19 - Grief in Slow Motion:

John 18-19 - Jesus did not die for me - Good Friday

John 18:33-37 - Back and Forth between Two Truths

John 18:33-38 - King of the Rubik's Cube

John 18:33-38 - A King for all seasons

John 18:33-37 - Who[se] are we?

John 18:33-38 - The Whole World in his Hands

John 20 - Sunday after Easter

John 20:1-18 - Letting Go of Jesus

John 20:1-18 - What are you looking for?

John 20:19-23 - The spirit of the Spirit

John 20:19-23 - Bedrock (Pentecost, passing reference)

John 20:19-29 - Easter in the Anthropocene

John 20:10-31 - Mary my sister, Thomas my twin

John 20:19-31 - Life in all its fullness

John 20:19-31 - That you may have life!

John 20:19-31 - Sacramental Coffee

John 20:19-31 - Thomas the Believer

John 20:19-31 - Reflections on The Community of Forgiveness

John 20:19-31 - Sin and Doubt on the Eighth Day

John 20:19-31 - The Forgiveness of Twins

John 21 - Stretched Out

John 21:1-19 - The Final Acceptance

John 21 - Life between two fires 

John 21 - Dive Deeply

 

The Acts of the Apostles

Acts 2:1-21 - The Main Game

Acts 2:1-21 - Sermon Draft: The wind has changed

Acts 2:1-21 - The Name of the Lord - Pentecost

Acts 2:1-21 - Discomforting Ecstasy

Acts 2:1-21 - Feeling the Spirit

Acts 2:1-21 - The spirit of the Spirit

Acts 2:1-21 - Bedrock

Acts 9:36-43 - These three remain; faith, hope and love

Acts 11:1-18 - The Revelation of Difference

 

The First Letter to the Corinthians

1 Corinthians 12:3-13 - The spirit of the Spirit

 

The Second Letter to the Corinthians 

2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 - Facing the Veil

The Letter to the Galatians

Galatians 1:1-12 - An Important Announcement

Galatians 1:1-12- Seriously

Galatians 1:22 - 2:14 - How free is your grace?

Galatians 3:15 - 3:22 - The Experience of God's Gift

Galatians 2:15-21 - God's Kitchen

Galatians 3:23-29 - The End of the Cosmos!

Galatians 3:23-29 - Thank God I am not like other people

Galatians 5:1-26 - It's not about you!

Galatians 6:1-18 - The High Path

Galatians 6:1-18 - There's a battle going on....

The Epistle to the Ephesians

Ephesians 3:1-12 - The Purpose of Epiphany

Ephesians 3:10 - The Epiphany of Slowing Down

Philippians

Philippians 2:1-13 - When you don't have the numbers... and when you do (Matthew 21:23-32

James

James 1, Mark 7 - Wholly Holy, or Deceived?

 

1 John 3
1 John 3 - The Discernment of Shepherds and Sheep

1 John 3 - Sheep among the Wolves of War - Anzac

 

Revelation

Revelation 7:9-17 - These three remain; faith, hope and love

Until the sky falls... - Acts 16:9-15, Rev 21:10,22-27; 22:1-5

 

The Book of Genesis

Readings in Genesis - An introduction
Readings in Genesis - The Enuma Elish 
Genesis 1:1-5 - Readings in Genesis - Overcoming chaos and darkness
Genesis 1:4 - 2:3 - Readings in Genesis - And it was good  
A Sermon Draft - Genesis 2 - Paradise  
Genesis 4:1-16 - Readings in Genesis - What will we do when it all goes wrong? 
Genesis 4-5 - Readings in Genesis - Lamech and Lamech  
Genesis 6-9 - Readings in Genesis - The Flood: A first reading  
Genesis 6-9 - Readings in Genesis - What God saw 
Genesis 8:20 - 9:17 - Readings in Genesis - I am remembered 

Genesis 2:21 - 3:24 - God's Kitchen 

 

The Book of Ecclesiastes

Waiting for Affect

 

The Psalms

Psalm 23 and John 10:11-19 - Living in the Long Paddock

 Isaiah

Isaiah 8:11 - 9:7 (Matthew 4:1-25 ) - Gasping for air in the kingdom

Jeremiah

Jeremiah 8, Luke 14 - In the hands of the Potter or the Politicians?

 

Ezekiel

Ezekiel 34 - Sheep among the Wolves of War - Anzac, John 10

Ezekiel 37:1-14 - Bedrock (Pentecost Reflections)

 

Seasons

The Season of Creation
Forest Sunday

Forest Sunday - The Good the Bad and the Hope

Land Sunday - The Land and the Peoples of the Land

Wilderness Sunday - Wondering through Wilderness

River Sunday - O Sisters, Let's Go Down

Good Friday
Something Happened

 

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