Sermons

2019

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

2016
13 November  
Pentecost 26 –  Testifying amid tumult
9 October  Pentecost 21 – The practice of gratitude
2 October  Pentecost-20 – A mustard seed of faith
25 September  Pentecost 19 – Being set free
11 September  Pentecost 17 –  Flora & Fauna Sunday
pm  – Kerry reported on a conference on faith formation in the twenty first century.  He used a powerpoint which was extracted from a powerpoint presented by John Roberto this can be found at Topic 1 – Lifelong Faith.  The website also includes all the presentations made at the Conference.
4 September  Pentecost 16  – Jeremiah 18:1: Rev Dr Doug Gay
21 August  pm Pentecost 14 – A Call from God
14 August  Pentecost 13  –  A faith for each new generation
7 August  Pentecost 12 – Peace Issues for the 21st Century: Prof Kevin Clements
31 July  Pentecost 11  – The haunted God
10 July  Pentecost 8 – Scandalous Compassion
3 July  Pentecost 7 – In prayer and peace
26 June  Pentecost 6 – Dimensions of Discipleship
19 June  Pentecost 5 – Dealing with Demons
12 June  Pentecost 4 – Givenness and Gratitude
5 June  AM  Pentecost 3 – Overcoming Compassion Deficit Disorder
pm   Pentecost 3 –  Galatians 2
29 May  Pentecost 2 – Set under authority
15 May  Pentecost – The Need for an Ecological Reformation: Jonathan Boston
1 May  Easter 6 – In Border Territory
24 April  AM  Easter 5 – A radical vision
pm An Anzac Sermon
17 April Easter 4 – Women’s wealth: Rev Dr Steve Talyor
10 April  Easter 3  –  The Other Side
3 April  AM  Easter 2  – From Doubt to Faith: Rev Peter Wishart
pm   Class Reunion Resurrection College or What does 27 Resurrection Life look like? Rev Yvonne Smith
27 March  AM  Easter  – He is risen indeed
pm Easter – The process of renewal
20 March  Palm Sunday – The Stones Shout
13 March  AM  Lent 5 – The fragrance
pm  Lent 5 – Prayer
6 March  AM  Lent 4 – Homecoming: Rev Dr Peter Matheson
pm  Lent 4 –  Receiving Bread and Replenishing the Earth: Rev Prof Murray Rae
Cromwell AM  Lent 5 – The Partying Father
28 February Lent 3 – The dangers of ranking sins
21 February pm  Lenten 2 – From the Depths
14 February  AM  Lent 1: Rev John Franklin
pm   Lent 1 – Starting the journey 
7 February  AM  Transfiguration – Where mountains rise
pm  Transfiguration –  Unveiling glory
31 January Epiphany 4 – When God disappoints 
24 January  AM Epiphany 3 – The Word in slow motion
pm  Epiphany 3 – Grieving
17 January  AM Epiphany 2  –  Tasting New Life
pm Epiphany 2 – The Good Funeral
10 January Epiphany 1 – One in the Queue

2015
29 November  Advent 1 – Hope as wrench
22 November Christ the King – Truthing
15 November Pentecost 25 – Naming the enduring
8 November Pentecost 24 – Noticing the Widow
1 November Pentecost 23 – Unbinding and Letting Go
25 October  Pentecost 22 – Reformation Sunday
18 October Pentecost 21 – Service at work
11 October Pentecost 20 – Three Questions for God
4 October Pentecost 19 – The Truth about French toast: Rev Rebecca Dudley
27 September morning:  Pentecost 18 – A Baptised People – morning
27 September evening:  Pentecost 18 – What is Heaven – evening
20 September  Pentecost 17 – Spirited for others
16 August Pentecost 12 – Seeking wisdom: William Storrar
2 August Pentecost 10 – Telling the Story of God:  Rev Ivan Martinez
28 June Pentecost 5 – Peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula: Rev Dr Kang-Sil Lee
14 June Pentecost 3 – New Wineskins
7 June Pentecost 2 – House of Weird 
31 May  Trinity – Dimensions of mystery
24 May  Pentecost – Hearing my Language
17 May morning: Easter 7 – Witnessing the Resurrection 
17 May evening: Equal Marriage IV – The Gospel and Equal Marriage
10 May evening:  Equal Marriage III – Radical Love
3 May Easter 5 – Abiding
26 April  Easter 4 – Got your back
26 April  evening:  Equal Marriage II – Sexuality and the Spiritual Life
19 April evening:  Equal Marriage I – The Bible
22 March  Lent 5 – When Jesus is lifted up
15 March  Lent 4 – What does salvation mean
8 March  Lent 3 – Clearing away
23 February Knox Church and James Matheson: Rev Dr Peter Matheson
15 February Epiphany 6 – The Emerging Voice
8 February  Epiphany 5 – Tending Hurt
1 February Epiphany 4 – The Power of Jesus
25 January  Epiphany 3 – Gathering in for the movement
18 January Epiphany 2 – Lying down to listen
11 January  Epiphany 1 – A Spirited People

2014
7 December  Advent 2 – Good News
30 November  Advent 1 – Tear open the heavens and come down
23 November  I have set before you life and death
a sermon preached by ‘John Knox’ – given by Professor Peter Matheson
6 November  The nature of judgement
2 November   Servant Leadership
19 October  Joining God
12 October   A community following Jesus
28 September  By what authority?
31 August  Take up your cross
17 August  Jolted by Grace
3 August  Heart of War heart of Peace: Dr Annette Hannah
27 July The invasive subversive movement of God
13 July Calling all broadcasters
9 July An eloquent community
29 June Hospitality

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