Sermon: Justice and Hope: Opening of Legal Year Address 2019

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Preached by Claire Rogers on Friday, February 1st, 2019

Claire Rogers, World Vision CEO, challenges the legal community to keep working for justice for justice leads to hope for all.

Claire Rogers

World Vision Australia CEO Claire Rogers is a social innovator with a track record of assisting organisations to adapt to the tech-disrupted economy, with a focus on aligning physical and digital execution to maximise opportunities.

In her previous role as head of ANZ Australia’s digital banking, Claire spearheaded the bank’s digital channels transformation.

Chair of Ridley Theological College for eight years, Claire has long had a passion for equal opportunity for all; she sees the digital revolution as an exciting opportunity to reach new generations who want to fight global poverty as well as transforming the experience of existing donors. Claire’s inspired by World Vision’s mission and the creation of a more just and peaceful world, where every child can experience life in all its fullness.

Her interests include global justice, digital innovation, leadership – especially for women and girls – entrepreneurship and agile practices to drive rapid transformation.

Claire is married with two children, lives in Melbourne and enjoys tennis, cycling and sharing time with her family.


Sermon: The Church: Diverse & United

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Preached by Rev. Jacob Crane on Sunday, January 27th, 2019

Paul hears that the Church in Corinth has fallen into dissension and quarrelling because some believe they are more spiritual than others because they believe some gifts are greater than others.

Paul corrects this by teaching that all gifts come from the one Spirit, all gifts come from the one God. And he teaches, that these gifts are given, not on merit, but for God’s purposes, and the common good.

If God has spiritually gifted each member of his Church, and he has done so to benefit all, the clear and obvious question the text asks of us, is how are we using our gifts?

Sermon: The Baptism of the Lord

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Preached by Rt Rev Dr Chris Jones on Sunday, January 13th, 2019

An encouragement to engage more with the Psalms this year, to celebrate our ‘Baptism Birthday’, and to reflect on the promises made as God Parents, to better support those welcome into the Church of God.

Sermon: Two Wrongs and a Right: How are you responding to the news of Jesus?

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Preached by Rev. Jacob Crane on Sunday, January 6th, 2019

From Matthew 2.1-12 we read a familiar story of the wise men traversing afar, to see the newborn king of the Jews. From within this story, we read of three very different responses to the news of Jesus’ birth. One of hostility, one of indifference, and one of faith. As we enter this new year, how are you responding to the news of Jesus?