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Sermons and Reflections

Aug 4, 2019

The Rich Fool

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Luke 12: 13-21

With the parable set for today’s lectionary readings, Luke strikes again, with what appears to be another blow to the well off. And indeed, this parable really does go right to the heart of modern consumerism and Western habits.

Just to recap, Jesus is telling the story of a wealthy farmer who has done well with his harvest, and even though he has an adequate amount, he decides he wants still more, so builds bigger barns to store more grain and goods. Just as he is congratulating himself on his prosperity and comfortable future, God appears to inform him that it has all been for nought. This is the only parable in Luke in which God directly addresses a character, saying: "You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?" (12:20).

Therefore, concludes Jesus, “Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.”

Jul 28, 2019

Thoughts and Payers

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Luke 11:1-13

In today’s readings we have heard different prayers; within Psalm 85 we hear a Prayer for the Restoration of God’s Favour, and in Luke 11 verses 1-4 we hear a shorter version of The Lord’s Prayer and in verses 5-13 Luke is telling us that Jesus told the disciples about Perseverance in Prayer.

In today’s fast shifting world it is important to look at what does prayer mean to us? Is prayer losing its meaning, worth, and even becoming valueless in current society?
In the face of devastating events and with technology we see the instant, live, fast pace of media coverage. We are watching disasters and events unfolding on our screens right before our eyes. We are seeing live footage of accidents, earthquakes, fires like Notre Dame, a raft of natural disasters or even terrorists film their actions of destruction live on an array of social media.

The story of the Good Samaritan is a well known and moving story. The Samaritan has no idea who the man lying by the side of the road is. Having been stripped, beaten and left for dead, there is no way for the Samaritan to know if the man can repay him or fits into any particular box. The Samaritan is moved by compassion. Unconcerned for his own safety or the potential for financial compensation, he dares to care for one who is in need.

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Quote for today

...But you know Him, for He lives with you, and will be in you. John14:17

About Our Church

Our faith community began in 1975 as a small ecumenical gathering of people who settled in the new Canberra township of Tuggeranong. We have grown with the Tuggeranong Community, and our parish centre is the hub for our work, as a place of worship, of gathering, fellowship and ministry.

We come together for authentic and Christ-centred worship. While we worship in a variety of styles, we share a common focus on faithfully listening for God’s Word and sharing His kindness and compassion with others. We express our love for God and others through a range of ministries, and connections with our community.

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