Category Archives: Sermons

The God who says YES

Easter Day Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 21 April 2019 [ video ] An Easter sermon. For us the events of the past few days have been a rollercoaster experience, as we have followed Jesus through high moments of success and … Continue reading

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In memory of her

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Lent 5 (C) 7 April 2019 [ video ] A woman with a jar of expensive ointment … The episode in today’s Gospel is one of my favourite stories. It must have been a favourite story … Continue reading

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The four temptations of Jesus

First Sunday of Lent Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 10 March 2019 [ video ] The tradition of Jesus spending some time alone in the wilderness being “tested” (tempted) by Satan is found in three of the four Gospels, but is … Continue reading

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And the lot fell on Matthias

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Feast of St Matthias 24 February 2019   [ video ]   It was the first extraordinary General Meeting in church history, and they had to fill a key position in the inaugural leadership team of … Continue reading

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The God who subverts

Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton Epiphany 6C 17 February 2019   [ video ] We really should have expected this from a god who gets himself born to an unwed mother. “Blessed are you who are poor … woe to you … Continue reading

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The God who calls

Christ Church Cathedral Grafton Epiphany 5C 10 February 2019   [ video ] Sometimes the readings that are served up by the lectionary are a bit sparse when it comes to offering stimulus material for a sermon. But this week we … Continue reading

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Colonies of grace and communities of reconciliation

Epiphany 3C / Australia Day Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 27 January 2019   [ video ] At first glance those readings do not have much to do with Australia Day. Of course, they were not chosen for their relevance to … Continue reading

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800 bottles of your best wine, please

Epiphany 2C Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 20 January 2019   [ video ] All around the world today, the Gospel reading in all the mainline churches today will be that story we have just heard: Jesus turning water into wine … Continue reading

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The Baptism of the Lord

Christ Church Cathedral Baptism of the Lord 13 January 2019   [ video ] Slowly Christmas is receding into the distance behind us. The last couple of weeks have been a little like driving down the highway and seeing the … Continue reading

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We three kings and then some

Epiphany Christ Church Cathedral 6 January 2018   [ video ] Here we are on the twelfth day of Christmas in the West, while tonight our friends in the Middle East begin their Christmas celebrations. Antiochene Christians, Copts, Greek Orthodox, … Continue reading

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