Sermon: What are we (to do)? Exodus 19

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, October 14th, 2018

A part of the series.

God has saved us, but for what?  Who are we now and what are we to do?  Exodus 19 will give us some answers and surprising vocation.

The text is here

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Sermon: Taking Advice Exodus 18

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, October 7th, 2018

A part of the series.

A passage which may appear to be a simple family reunion should challenge us about issues of gratitude, wisdom and sharing the load.

The text of of the sermon is here.

Sermon: All Manna of Grumbling Exodus 16

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, September 30th, 2018

A part of the series.

Some parts of Exodus 16 are easier to swallow than others.  But will we take to heart its message about the danger of grumbling and take the antidote of thankfulness.

Generous and saving God: grant us grace to be continually thankful for all you have done for us, and in that thankfulness to be eager to serve and live for others, so that we and all your children may rejoice in your salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

The text of the sermon is here

Sermon: Preaching from the Old Testament

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Preached by Christopher Wright on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Should we preach from the Old Testament?

How should we preach from the Old Testament?

Listen to Christopher Wright answer these an other questions.

The notes that are referred to at the beginning of the talk are here.

Preaching from the Old Testament

Christopher J. H. Wright is an Anglican clergyman and an Old Testament scholar. He is currently the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership International. He was the principal of All Nations Christian College. He is the author of many books including Living as the People of God, and The God I Don’t Understand.

Sermon: The God I Don’t Understand

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Preached by Christopher Wright on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

What are we to make of suffering and evil in a world when we believe in a good God.  Hear Chris Wright’s reflections on this very personal topic.

Christopher J. H. Wright is an Anglican clergyman and an Old Testament scholar. He is currently the International Ministries Director of Langham Partnership International. He was the principal of All Nations Christian College. He is the author of many books including Living as the People of God, and The God I Don’t Understand.

The Q&A session afterward can be heard here.

 

 

Sermon: Battle of Britain Commemoration 2018

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Preached by Bp Ian Lambert on Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Bishop Ian Lambert’s sermon at a The National Commemoration Service on the 78th Anniversary of the decisive battle of the Battle of Britain.

Bp Ian spent his childhood in Canberra, as a member of St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Forest. Secondary education was undertaken at Telopea Park High School, where he was School Captain. After High School, Ian entered the military as a cadet in the Royal Military College Duntroon, graduating from Duntroon with a BA (Mil) UNSW, as a Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Corps of Transport. Discipled by his local Padre, Chaplain Royce Thompson, Ian accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour on 10 May 1984 at a Character Leadership Course in Gillbulla. As an Army Officer Ian had a lay ministry among the teenagers of Puckapunyal, as well as in the Chapel, and subsequently the ANZAC Memorial Chapel Duntroon.

In 1989 Ian was awarded the Student of Merit, and the Australian Naval Institute Silver Medal, at the Royal Navy Staff College, HMAS Penguin. Ian commenced his theological studies, while still in the military, studying part-time at St Mark’s National Theological Centre. After discharge from the military, with the rank of Major, Ian completed his theological studies and was made deacon in 1994 at the Goulburn Cathedral. Bishop George Browning ordained Ian as priest on St Andrew’s Day 1995.

Ian served his curacy in the Parish of Cooma 1995-1996. Ian was appointed Rector of the Parish of Batemans Bay in December 1996. While serving in Batemans Bay he was appointed as Area Dean 2005. From 2009-2012 Ian served as Archdeacon for the South Coast and Monaro.

Ian demonstrated a passion for shared ministry among the denominations of the region championing Anglican/Roman Catholic dialogue, as well as numerous Combined Church ministries in the High School, Primary Schools, homeless men initiatives, combined worship services including weekly prayer meetings with all town clergy.

While on long-service- leave in the Solomon Islands, Ian acted as emissary for the Bishop of Canberra and Goulburn, to establish a Diocesan Partnership between Diocese of Ysabel (Anglican Church of Melanesia – ACOM), and the Canberra and Goulburn in 2007. Ian is the Diocesan Episcopal Representative to the Church of Melanesia, and also has a vital parish-to-parish partnership with All Saints Honiara.

Ian was consecrated Bishop, on 30 March 2012 , assisting Bishop Stuart Robinson, for the region of the South Coast, Monaro and Snowy Regions. On 1 July 2013 Ian was Commissioned as the Anglican Bishop to the Defence Force and moved to Canberra. Ian is married to Jill, and have four adult children.

 

Sermon: Plagued By God Exodus 7-11

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Preached by Richard Humphrey on Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

A part of the series.

The plagues of Exodus may plague us with questions about God.

But we may also find that we are plagued by questions about the state of our own heart.

The text of the sermon is here.