Sermons

Latest Reading and Reflection: Sunday 2 August link to podcast here

2 August Pentecost 9 ‘God’s Politics’link to podcast here
26 July Pentecost 8 ‘Hidden in plain view’ & link to podcast here
19 July Pentecost 7 ‘Leave it to the Gardener’link to podcast here
12 July Pentecost 6 ‘Parable of the Soil’link to podcast here: Rev Jordan Redding
9 July Sermon  given at the induction of Rev Jordan Redding: Prof Murray Rae
5 July Pentecost 5 ‘Yoked to hope’link to podcast here
28 June Pentecost 4 ‘Divine Encounters’link to podcast here
21 June Pentecost 3 ‘When our backs are up against the wall’ & link to podcast here
14 June Pentecost 2 ‘Sent from the tent’ & link to podcast here Footnote: the statement about an economy of life 
7 June Trinity Sunday & link to podcast here
31 May Pentecost ‘Power for witnessing’ & link to podcast here
24 May Ascension Sunday ‘Waiting’ & link to podcast here
17 May Easter 6  ‘The Spirit of truth’ & link to podcast here
10 May Easter 5 ‘Living at Home’ & link to podcast here
3 May Easter 4 ‘Pastures Green’ & link to podcast here
26 April Easter 3 ‘Going somewhere’ & link to podcast here
19 April Easter 2 ‘Peace be with you’ & link to podcast here: Rev Jordan Redding
12 April Easter Day ‘Why do we weep’ link to podcast here
10 April Good Friday ‘Isolation and connection’link to podcast here
5 April Palm Sunday ‘Living in the spaciousness of God’link to podcast here
29 March Lent 5 ‘Mess is Okay’ & link to podcast here
22 March Lent 4 ‘Seeing what’s there’
15 March Lent 3 ‘A spring of water’
8 March Lent 2 ‘Born again, again’
23 February Transfiguration Sunday’ Up on the diving board’
16 February Epiphany 6 ‘Heart to heart’
9 February Epiphany 5 ‘Living the law’
2 February – morning Epiphany 4 ‘Poetry and Piety’ – Giving thanks for the music of Shirley Murray
2 February – evening Epiphany 4 ‘What are we singing?’ Giving thanks for the music of Shirley Murray
26 January Epiphany 3 ‘Beyond the bush-line – taking adventurous paths’
19 January Epiphany 2 ‘Lamb of God’: Rev Jordan Redding

2019
22 December Advent 4 ‘Emmanuel God with us’: Rev Jordan Redding
8 December Advent 2 ‘When wilderness is home’
1 December Advent 1 ‘Keeping awake’
10 November Pentecost 22 ‘Children of the resurrection’
3 November Pentecost 21 ‘Learning to climb trees’
27 October Pentecost 20 Reformation Sunday – ‘A world-wide family of faith’
13 October Pentecost 18 ‘By love and by labour’: Rachel Tombs
6 October Pentecost 17 ‘Faith is enough’
29 September Pentecost 16 ‘The Great Chasm’
22 September Pentecost 15 ‘Undermining an unjust economy’
8 September Pentecost 13 ‘Like artefacts being fashioned’
1 September Pentecost 12 ‘Inverting Order’
18 August Pentecost 10 ‘Disturbing the peace’
11 August Pentecost 9 ‘Where your treasure is’
28 July Pentecost 7 ‘Shamelessness’
14 July Pentecost 5 ‘From the ditch’
7 July Pentecost 4 ‘Receiving from the edge’
30 June Pentecost 3 ‘Living our identity’
23 June Pentecost 2 ‘When victory isn’t enough’
16 June Trinity Sunday ‘Wisdom leading us in playfulness’
9 June Pentecost ‘A community of prophets’
26 May Easter 6 ‘Love, learn, leave’
5 May Easter 3 ‘Living in the Resurrection’
28 April Easter 2 ‘The risen Christ walks on wounded feet’
21 April Easter Day ‘Beyond explanation’
31 March Lent 4 ‘Welcome home’
24 March Lent 3 ‘Listening’
17 March Lent 2 ‘Voicing lament’
10 March Lent 1 ‘The temptations of Jesus’
17 February Epiphany 6 ‘Heaven shall not wait’
10 February Epiphany 5 ‘Fishing the deep water’
3 February Epiphany 4 ‘Nga Kai-Rui I Te Rongopai – “the Seed-sowers of the Gospel”‘
27 January  Epiphany 3 ‘Spirit, Word, Action, Today’
13 January  Epiphany 1 ‘Wait, there is more’

2018
9 December  Advent 2 Detox
25 November  Reign of Christ – Morning Report
11 November  Pentecost 25 Armistice Commemoration
7 October  Pentecost 20 – Let yourselves be built into a spiritual house
16 September Pentecost 17 – Suffrage Wisdom
9 September  Pentecost 16 – The Audacity of Hope
2 September  Pentecost 15 – Joseph and Pharaoh, Moses and Pharaoh, slavery and freedom : Prof Peter Matheson
26 August  Pentecost 14 – ‘Interview with Paul of Tarsus’: Knox Ahi Ka
12 August  Pentecost 12 – Prompting
29 July  Pentecost 10 – More than enough
22 July  Pentecost 9 – Compassion wells up
15 July  Pentecost 8 – Nourishing a resilient faith
8 July  Pentecost 7 – Flying kites for Matariki
1 July  Pentecost 6 – Perspectives on healing
24 June  Pentecost 5 – Crossing to the other side
17 June  Pentecost 4 – Beneath the surface
10 June  Pentecost 2  – Binding the Strong Man
3 June  Pentecost 2 – Sabbath rest
20 May  Pentecost  –  The entire house
13 May  Sunday after Ascension – The Ascension
6 May  Easter 6 – The joy of an obedient spirit
29 April  Easter 5 – Abide in my love: John Franklin
22 April  Easter 4 – Laying Life Down
15 April  Easter 3  – Witnesses on the way
8 April  Easter 2  – Gods Hongi
1 April  Easter Day – God’s Laughter
18 March  Lent 5 – From buried seed, fruitfulness
25 February  PM Lent 2 – Cultural stewardship and identity: Rev Dr Doug Gay
28 January  Epiphany 4 – Even unclean spirits obey
21 January  Epiphany 3 – The Call

2017
3 December  Advent 1 – Tear open the heavens and come down
26 November  Christ the King 0 Waiting for the New World
19 November   AM Pentecost 24 – From fear to trust 
PM Pentecost 24 – Faith as risk or the risk of Faith
12 November  AM  Pentecost 23 – Prepared for joy
PM  Pentecost 23 – Dealing with delay
29 October  Pentecost 20 – Loving God and Neighbour
22 October  Pentecost 21 – God’s things
15 October  Pentecost 19 –  Dressed for the feast
8 October  Pentecost 18 – The parable of the hostile takeover
27 August  AM Pentecost 12  – Why do I still follow Jesus?
PM  Pentecost 12 – We shall overcome
20 August  Pentecost 11  –  The Faith of a Canaanite Woman: Stephen Dewdney, Youth Grow, Presbyterian Support Otago
13 August  AM Pentecost 10 – When the wind is against us 
PM Pentecost 10 – Hearing the good news
6 August  AM Pentecost 9 – A Palestinian Christian perspective
30 July  AM Pentecost 8 – The impact of grace
PM Pentecost 8 – The gift of unity
23 July  AM Pentecost 7 – Hearing creation’s groans
PM Pentecost 7 – Let justice roll down like a river
16 July  AM Pentecost 6 – Conversations in Leipzig
PM Pentecost 6 – Our economic system is not God
25 June  PM Pentecost 3 – Available Light: Bishop Kelvin Wright
18 June  PM Pentecost 2 – Think Again: Bishop Kelvin Wright
11 June  Trinity – Synergy in Mystery
28 May  Easter 7 – The expanse of Christ
21 May Easter  6 – Participating in the mystery of Love 
14 May  Easter 5 – Wharenui – the Household of God
16 April  Easter Day – A defiant hope 
9 April  Palm Sunday – How do we enter the city?
2 April  AM Lent 5 – Come out
PM Lent 5 – Does possibility ever end?
26 March  Lent 4 – With eyes to see the face of love
19 March  Lent 3 – Living water
12 March  Lent 2 – My name is Nicodemus
5 March  PM  Lent 1 – Living with boundaries
26 February   AM  Transfiguration – Threshold
PM  Transfiguration – Don’t speak too soon
19 February  PM  Epiphany 7 – Living in God’s word: Rev Margaret Garland
5 February  AM  Epiphany 5 – Salt-seasoning brings out God-flavours
PM Epiphany 5 – Diving into God’s depths
29 January
AM  Epiphany 4 –  Blessed are the … who?
PM  Epiphany 4 – The cross as the power of God
22 January  AM  Epiphany 3 – What is good about the Good News
PM  Epiphany 3 – The cross as the power of God

 

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