Category Archives: Sermons

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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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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