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Deuteronomy 9-11

Grace and Love. Actually. (A sermon on Deuteronomy 9-11)

Deuteronomy chapters 9–11 don’t just tell us what grace and love mean. They show us what grace and love mean – by telling us a story.

Bible Talks on Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

Here are some Bible talks on Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. For each of the 6 chapters in Ephesians, I outline and apply some of the key points.

Finding security: a men’s dinner talk

How much of your life is taken up by the quest for security? Jesus has been giving people deep and lasting security, for two thousand years and counting.

When rulers encounter God: sermon series

Audio from a 3-part sermon series, spanning two semesters and two testaments, at the Moore College chapel.

His shame, my shame

Something always strikes me when I come to read the written accounts of Jesus’ final hours before his death. The Gospels do not dwell on the physical suffering in any kind of gory detail. Rather, what comes to the fore in these accounts, again and again, is Jesus’ shame and humiliation.

The True Meaning of Awesome (2 Samuel 6)

How should you relate to God? Relaxed, or reverent? Familiar, or fearful? Is God your mate, or your master?

How Not to Live Your Life (1 Samuel 15)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Church, Neutral Bay.

The gift that keeps on taking (1 Samuel 8)

Where is your security found?

It’s Time to Speak Out

A sermon about the importance of speaking the gospel of Christ, based on Romans 1:1-6.

Speaking Up: The Privilege of Prayer

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Anglican Church Neutral Bay

Tenacious Love (1 Peter 1:22-2:3)

A tenacious love – born from an enduring message – arousing a healthy craving

A privilege to serve (1 Peter 1:10-16)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Neutral Bay.

Outline: The victim mentality Rejoice in your privilege (vv. 10-12) Our historical privilege Our cosmic privilege Run from ignorance to grace (vv. 13-14) Be holy in all you do (vv. 15-16) Holiness is our divine vocation Holiness is for …

Resident Aliens (1 Peter 1:1-2)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Neutral Bay.

Zacchaeus: the man who stopped Jesus short (Luke 19:1-10)

Jesus stopped short in Jericho because here he saw the perfect opportunity to show what his mission was all about. A man of contradictions. A humbled, even humiliated man. A lost man, raised up, found, restored.

What do you expect from the Son of God? (Luke 4:1-30)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Neutral Bay (Image: Flickr)

The Truth that Leads to Godliness

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Neutral Bay.

Samson: Triumph in Tragedy (Judges 13-16)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Neutral Bay

Reaping what you sow? (Judges 8:22-9:57)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Neutral Bay

Holding Out for a Hero (Judges 1-3)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Anglican Church, Neutral Bay

The God of Kindness (Ruth 2)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Neutral Bay.

Getting with the Program (Ephesians 3)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Neutral Bay.  

Peace In Our Time (Ephesians 2:11-22)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Neutral Bay

The Program (Ephesians 1:1-14)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Neutral Bay

Following the Crucified One (John 15:12-16:4)

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Neutral Bay