Category Archives: Sermons

Spirit of the living God

Pentecost Sunday Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 9 June 2019   [ video ] Last week we started a series of sermons that will extend across the five Sundays of June. During this month we are exploring the core of our … Continue reading

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First things first

Easter 7C Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 2 June 2019       [ video ] At its last meeting, Parish Council agreed that we would use the five Sundays during June to reflect on our core mission as Christians: first … Continue reading

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Wisdom has set a table

CVAS Junior School Worship 26 May 2019 Christ Church Cathedral Grafton   [ video ] The Table stands at the centre of our worship today. It is always so for Christians. We have lots of symbols, but the Table is … Continue reading

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Love, actually (again)

Easter 5C Christchurch Cathedral, Grafton 19 May 2019   [ video ]     Love, actually (again)# # “again”, because on 23 December 2018 I preached a sermon with the same title.   There is a famous story—probably apocryphal—of a … Continue reading

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The Good Shepherd

Easter 4C / Mothers’ Day Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 12 May 2019 [ video ] It is a beautiful accident that our secular Mothers’ Day this year coincides with the Fourth Sunday of Easter, with its theme of Jesus as … Continue reading

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Imagine a church without Paul

Easter 3C St Luke’s Church, Mosman 5 May 2019 Thank you to Fr Max for the opportunity to be with you this morning and especially for the privilege of serving as preacher at this service. To lead the gathered people … Continue reading

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The eternal dance of doubt​ and faith

Earth Sunday / Easter 2C Christ Church Cathedral, Grafton 28 April 2019 [ video ]   Already it has been a week. It seems a lot longer, doesn’t it since Easter? Was that really just a week ago? It has been … Continue reading

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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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