Category Archives: Judgement

305. The Jesus of Christmas. Just Who is He? Why should He matter to me?

There is no human alive for whom Jesus is not relevant!  His birth was humanly impossible but became possible by the Spirit of God. His ways are inscrutable but become understandable by the Spirit of God. His love is indescribable … Continue reading

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304. Are We Living In God’s Real World Or In A False Make-Believe World Opposed To God? Thoughts from Hebrews 10

Recently I was preparing a sermon on Hebrews 10. What struck me particularly as I did so was that it is possible to live in a false make—believe world whilst ignoring the real world of God’s making. These were the … Continue reading

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299. Sorry! Saying “Sorry” Unfortunately Doesn’t Bring Full Closure To Some People. Is there another way to bring closure for people who have been deeply hurt or abused?

The Australian Federal Parliament recently held a ‘Sorry Day’ to express the sorrow of Australian citizens for the abuse suffered by children at the hands of perpetrators in many organisations over the years. it was hoped that if the Federal … Continue reading

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274. Jesus Wept For People during His Last Days On Earth. “Jesus wept!” Would He weep for you today? John 11:35 and Matthew 23:37.

There are 2 main references to Jesus weeping. They are instructive and challenging for us today. The first situation where Jesus is described as weeping, we can relate to.  We have all been in similar situations. Sad situations in which … Continue reading

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272. THE WORLD IS SCREAMING OUT FOR TRUE HUMILITY NOT FOR HUMAN GREATNESS! Philippians 2:1-11

True Humility Is Necessary, Very Costly But Ultimately Rewarding. Philippians 2:1-11.  It’s very sad to see people who are living far below their potential. They might be very intelligent but have never committed themselves to study. They might be gifted … Continue reading

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269. An Alternative Sermon On John 12:20-33. “The Hour Has Come!” (Gospel reading for Sun 18th March 2018)

Notes from a sermon preached at an Evensong service in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney almost 20 years ago.  (A significant sermon in my memory as a Cathedral choir member told me later that as he heard the sermon he gave … Continue reading

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268. Sermon on John 12:20-33. The Importance Of Significant Moments In Life. (Gospel for Sun 18th March 2018)

There have been times in the lives of all of us that something quite significant has happened. Someone said something or did something that had a great impact on our lives.  For good or for evil! Or it may have … Continue reading

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