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Sermons and Reflections

Jan 20, 2019

Grace upon grace

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John 2:1-11

I must admit to struggling a bit this week with preparing my sermon. Maybe it was the heat

I was chatting to someone from outside the church earlier in the week, and my companion (not a churchgoer) was very interested in the notion of turning water into wine. It gave me a chance to talk to someone who essentially saw there were only literal understandings of the Bible, and reflect on the sorts of things I see in this miracle – grace, and an excessive, ridiculous abundance.

Jan 18, 2019

Water to Wine

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John 2:1-11

This week’s reading is the story of the wedding at Cana, and is the first miracle in the gospel of John that is rather scarce in that department. In total, John has seven ‘signs’, beginning with this one and culminating in the raising of Lazarus.

The miracle at Cana has been interpreted in a number of ways. The first, perhaps a little too simplistically, suggests that Jesus turned water into wine simply to please his mother.

Jan 13, 2019

Fire and Water

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Today I will talk about the baptism offered by John and the baptism of Jesus. The first emphasises the will for repentance in the soul of the baptised, while the second emphasises the mercy and love of God. Then I will discuss how both are necessary for and impact our practice of Christian baptism.

The baptism of John was a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The people came to the river Jordan to seek their salvation. John was not gentle with them. He spoke like an Old Testament prophet, preaching apocalyptic sermons about the coming of God’s judgment upon a wicked and adulterous generation.

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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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