26th November 2023  (Year A – Christ the King) Christ the King Sunday – “ Who is Your King?”
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26th November 2023 (Year A – Christ the King) Christ the King Sunday – “ Who is Your King?”

What kind of king was Jesus?

A king who is also a shepherd who knows us, loves and forgives us.

A king who walked dusty roads, served with a towel and a bowl.

A ruler who sees us as his children and walks with us in joys and sorrows.

12th November 2023  (Year A – Pentecost 24)  “Are you Prepared to have Split Vision?”
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12th November 2023 (Year A – Pentecost 24) “Are you Prepared to have Split Vision?”

Being wise – as opposed to being foolish. Being prepared – as opposed to trusting our luck.

Macro view is having everything in order and just waiting for the time of the return of Christ;

Micro view is being prepared for the daily coming of the Spirit into our lives, drawing closer to God;

and those around us, focusing on the here and now to prepare for the future.

29th October 2023  (Year A – Pentecost 22) “ All You Need is Love and Maybe Technique… ?”
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29th October 2023 (Year A – Pentecost 22) “ All You Need is Love and Maybe Technique… ?”

For Antoni Gaudi, the visionary who designed the La Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona, love is not enough.
Technique alone was insufficient, to do things right, he needed love and technique. We are called not just to love but understand the work in which we engage. Cultivate intentional practices that cultivate love for God and love for God’s people.

22nd October 2023  (Year A – Pentecost 21)  “Jesus’ Mind-blowing Insights!”
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22nd October 2023 (Year A – Pentecost 21) “Jesus’ Mind-blowing Insights!”

Paying taxes to Caesar is thought to be a perfect trap for Jesus. The Jews had their own money but for taxes, they had to pay in Roman money – effaced with Caesar’s image. Here Matthew provides insight into the nature and brilliance of Jesus and His purpose.
Jesus calls us to look beyond what our human concerns expect….

15th October 2023  “ The Christian Faith is a Lifelong Festival”  (Year A Pentecost 20)
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15th October 2023 “ The Christian Faith is a Lifelong Festival” (Year A Pentecost 20)

We hear some uncomfortable messages this week. Aaron built a golden calf when he replied to the demands of the people. When the church gets anxious, it creates golden calves. It looses celebration and festivity, trying to save itself. Paul encourages us to not be anxious but with prayer and thanksgiving make our requests known.

1st October 2023  (Year A – Pentecost 18)  “The Two Sons”
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1st October 2023 (Year A – Pentecost 18) “The Two Sons”

William Barclay refers to this story as: ‘The Better of Two Bad Sons’, neither brings gratitude to the father – at first! Our religious knowledge and practice is not always consistent with our actions and attitudes. God looks for performance, “Show me what you can do in my vineyard” Despite all our failures, God’s offer of Grace is for everyone