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Sermons on Season of Easter

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 16:16–34, Revelation 22:12–22 & John 17:20–26 I remember having a conversation some time ago with a person who described themselves as being spiritual rather than religious. They told me they had attended church services previously, but they felt intimidated by these, because they didn’t understand what was happening during the liturgy of the…

Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 16:9–15; Revelation 21:10–14, 22–22:5 & John 14:23–29 As I began preparing this sermon, we were in the final days of the election campaign for the Federal Election. I don’t really follow politics, and I certainly haven’t followed this election campaign closely. I didn’t watch any of the televised debates between Scott Morrison and…

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 9:36–43; Revelation 7:9–17 & John 10:22–30 Let me begin this morning by posing you two questions. I don’t want you to answer these questions right away; I want you to just sit with them as you listen to the rest of my sermon. Here are the questions:  Do you believe in the miracles…

Third Sunday of Easter

Readings: Acts 9:1–6, Revelation 5:6–14 & John 21:1–19 When I was on pilgrimage to the Holy Land in January of 2018, one of the places I visited was the Church of the Primacy of Saint Peter. It’s a Franciscan church located in Tabgha, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. The church supposedly marks the spot where Jesus commissioned Peter…

Easter 7

Sermon for the Seventh Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 1:15–17, 21–26; 1 John 5:9–13 & John 17:6–19 Modern day life is increasingly busy. Regardless of how many tasks we attend to each day, there always seem to be other jobs that get added to our ‘to do list’. And not only are we kept busy attending to these daily tasks, but we…

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Sermon for the Sixth Sunday of Easter Prayer I used last Sunday’s sermon as an opportunity to introduce Thy Kingdom Come for 2021, and the ways in which parishioners could support the initiative this year. I then went on to talk more about prayer in general, and to suggest that, among other things, prayer is living. Through prayer we try to convert…

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Sermon for Fifth Sunday of Easter Thy Kingdom Come and Prayer This year marks the sixth anniversary of Thy Kingdom Come, a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from the Day of Ascension to the Day of Pentecost for more people to come to know Jesus. Since its beginning in May 2016, God has grown Thy Kingdom Come…

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Sermon for Fourth Sunday of Easter Readings: Acts 4: 5–12; 1 John 3:16–24 & John 10:11–18 Today is of course Anzac Day, the day when we remember and honour those Australian servicemen and women who have served their country in the various armed conflicts that Australia has been involved in during the past 100 plus years since the First World War. One…

Third Sunday of Easter

Sermon for Easter 3 Readings: Acts 3:12–20; 1 John 2:15–17, 3:1–6 & Luke 24:36b–48 If I was to ask everyone after the service this morning to describe in detail what had taken place during the service, do you think everyone’s description would be exactly the same? Experience would tell us that the answer is no. The basic reason for that is that…

Second Sunday in Easter

Sermon for Easter 2 Readings: Acts 4:32–37; 1 John 1:1–2:2 & John 20:19–31 “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.” (John 20:29b)  These are the words attributed to Jesus, by the author of the Gospel of John, to refer to people who believe the stories about Jesus, but who didn’t witness firsthand the events described in…