I spoke at the women’s retreat for our Melbourne church last weekend. The topic was ‘The Psalms and Emotional Life’. These talks are a little different from sermons at church, mainly owing to the fact that it’s a smaller crowd and the retreat atmosphere is more relaxed than a Sunday service. […]
Observe God’s ways carefully, for this will show your wisdom and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people…” This sermon is from 24 July 2011 at Christ Church Hawthorn. Includes 9-minute, 40-verse reading from […]
A couple of weeks before Arthur preached on the parable of the tenants, I spoke on Luke 18:1-8, commonly called the parable of the persistent widow. Here is the sermon. I preached from my own translation of the passage, which is below along with the photo I refer to at […]
The parable of the tenants (Luke 20:9-19) is the parable in which Jesus speaks most strongly about himself, claiming to be “son” and “cornerstone”. It’s also an unrepeatable parable, inseparable from its historical context of Jesus’ attack on the Jerusalem temple system. So, while it’s an immensely important part of […]
I was asked to pick a psalm for our home church in Adelaide and chose Psalm 24, one of the ascension songs. The St Matt’s version (2 January) focuses on work and relationships. The first couple of minutes are missing from this recording. The Christ Church Hawthorn version (6 February) focuses […]
Here‘s the sermon I preached on Nahum at Christ Church Hawthorn last Sunday. It’s the last in a series we’ve done called ‘Encountering God in the Old Testament’.
Arthur’s been posting on gender for the guys and he asked me to put up part of what I said at the men’s brekky at Christ Church on femininity. (Much of what I said was a rehash of material found here and here but this bit was new.) Being a […]