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Sermons and Reflections

Luke 16: 1-13

When I first read the text for this morning my reaction was Oh no, not this again. This story in Luke is probably the most controversial of the parables or stories Jesus told because it seems to be so wrong. No matter how you look at it, the main character appears unjust, sleazy – it seems that all he can think of is getting out of a sticky situation without getting caught whilst at the same time, feathering his nest for his future security. I know many of you have wrestled with too.  So… instead of Oh no, not this again let’s be a bit more positive and have another look at it. You may not agree with what I say but then very few find agreement on it. 

At this point, let me say that I am very grateful for the internet resources available in preparing for this children’s talk/sermon and give full credit to Sarah Dylan Breuer for most of what follows.

Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-13

How many of you have taken time to explore your family tree? It has become for many people quite an obsession. I find some of the TV programs such as “Who Do You Think You Are?” fascinating. Iain and my brother-in-law have over the years investigated our families and found many fascinating stories about our ancestors.

There is much to learn from our past and from our ancestors.   The writer of the letter to the Hebrews also thought so. The letter begins “Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways.”  He talked about ancestors as models of faith. People who sensed something of the Divine and went searching for that something; probably not really knowing what it was, but remaining faithful to that call despite all the obstacles. 

If my instincts are right, this rediscovery of Trinity can’t come a moment too soon. I’m convinced that beneath the ugly manifestations of our present evils—political corruption, ecological devastation, warring against one another everywhere, hating each other based on race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation—the greatest dis-ease facing humanity right now is our profound and painful sense of disconnection. We feel disconnected from God, certainly, but also from ourselves (our bodies), from each other, and from our world. Our sense of this fourfold isolation is plunging our species into increasingly destructive behavior and much mental illness.

Yet many are discovering that the gift of the Trinity—and our practical, felt experience of this gift—offers a grounded reconnection with God, with self, with others, and with our world that all religion and spirituality, and arguably, even politics, are aiming for, but which conventional religion, spirituality, and politics fail to access.

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Quote for today

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

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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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