Theology & Sermons

Theological Studies

Sermons

 

Theological Studies

I completed the Bachelor of Theology degree at the Theological Education by Extension College (TEEC) at the end of 2009 and graduated on 17 April 2010. I have grown a lot through my studies, in my understanding of and relationship with God and in the integration of my faith and life. I started studying towards an honours degree in theology in 2011 and wrote my final exam in January 2013. 

At my church, St Martin in the Fields, Irene, I am a licensed lay preacher and lay minister.  I believe God has called me into the fulltime ordained ministry, but am waiting for the right time and place.

I am the course advisor at TEEC for the course, "Christians Responses to HIV and AIDS".

 

Sermons

I am a licensed lay preacher at my church Ė St Martin-in-the-Fields Anglican Church. I preached my first sermon on 28 August 2005 Ė the link to that transcript is right at the bottom of this page. Initially I was preaching about monthly, but during 2011 and 2012 I was preaching fortnightly.

It is a blessing and sometimes a burden to preach, but always a great joy to witness to the love of God displayed in Jesus Christ. Preaching, for me at any rate, is one of those activities that forces me to throw myself as God's feet and depend fully on him to enable me and to inspire words that speak into people's lives. So it has become an important part of my own faith journey. I hope that the sermons below may be a blessing to you as they were to me as I prepared and delivered them. 

When I first started, I wrote my sermons out verbatim and read them, because I was preaching under supervision and my sermons were vetted before I could preach them. But as time went on, I studied a book on preaching without notes and have since not preached with a script Ė actually, I donít even prepare a script as this just undermines my focus on the content and message. Sometimes I wrote the sermons up after I had preached them, and some of these are available here. Since May 2011, I have been recording and podcasting my sermons.

The table below provides the transcripts for the 34 sermons that I wrote down. For the 50+ sermon recordings, and all my current stuff, please visit my new blog: http://reflectionsofgodslove.wordpress.com/ There you can sign up to receive email notifications of new sermons and messages.

 

Date

Title

Theme

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22 April 2011

Here is your son

Reflection on one of Jesus' last statements (Good Friday)

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19 April 2011

A reflection on Holy Week

My personal/theological reflection on the Anglican journey through Holy Week

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9 January 2011

The baptism of Jesus

Pivotal moments in life, like the baptism of Jesus, require us to surrender to God, our loving parent

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27 June 2010

Resolving to follow Jesus

Like Christ, we need to be resolute in following God's path

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7 June 2010

Reflections on the Trinity

The heart of the Trinity is the experience of 'beloved'

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11 April 2010

Resurrection

An argument for regarding the historicity of the resurrection as important

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30 March 2010

Whom does the cross of Christ save?

God's great desire is the salvation of the whole of humanity

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12 September 2009

Life in time

Live within God's timeframes

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9 August 2009

Through women's eyes

Scripture should be read through the eyes of women who have been abused

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10 May 2009

Remain in me

Remain in Christ, the true vine

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15 March 2009

A passionate faith

Christ's example is of a passionate faith, willing to take risks

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21 September 2008

Working the Vineyard

God's intention is that we should be working in his vineyard

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27 July 2008

In all things God works

Even during the darkest times of our life, God continues to work Godís purposes out

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21 March 2008

He Died

Reflections on the death of Jesus

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9 September 2007

On gratitude

The gratitude that motivated God to create the universe is the foundation of our capacity for relationships and productiveness

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5 August 2007

Faith like balloons

Our eyes look down from eternity at our earth-rooted faith

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17 June 2007

Inadequacy & Grace

God responds with grace to our inevitable frailty and inadequacy

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22 April 2007

God's abundance

God provides abundantly for all our needs

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1 April 2007

Guilt & Forgiveness

Jesus' love washes away all guilt

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25 February 2007

You will be my witnesses

We are called and gifted to be God's witnesses in the world

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10 December 2006

Prepare the way

John calls us to prepare for Christís return through repentance and proclamation

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17 September 2006

Stewardship as citizenship

We are to give to Godís work as citizens of Godís Kingdom

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20 August 2006

Filled with the Spirit of unity

We need the filling of the Holy Spirit to participate in Godís purpose to unite all things under Christ

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9 July 2006

In praise of thorns

Behind every attack of Satan is Godís loving hand

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13 April 2006

On the washing of feet

We follow Christís example of bringing God into the world

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9 April 2006

The path of suffering

Christ followed the Path of Suffering because of his love for us

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12 March 2006

Transfiguration of Christ

Christ, the Son of God, Chooses to Die at Calvary

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26 February 2006

A faithful bride

God calls us to be a faithful bride

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22 January 2006

What will you do with his voice?

We must recognise Godís Voice speaking to us and respond with repentance

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25 December 2005

The Word became flesh

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

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20 November 2005

Christ is our good shepherd

Christ is our good shepherd 
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23 October 2005

The greatest commandment

The inseparability of loving God and loving others

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25 September 2005

Doing the father's will

Doing the Fatherís Will involves hearing Godís call, repenting and acting

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28 August 2005

Living sacrifices

Our response to Godís mercy
is total life-long commitment and service

This page last updated: 3 February 2013