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Sermons and Reflections

This week’s lectionary readings have been chosen to speak of abundance, repentance and new life, themes we would expect to find in the season of Lent. These themes raise many interesting, and also threatening, questions for us.

 Over 7 centuries ago, a man of God, one gifted with the spirit of prophecy, spoke these reassuring words. Known to us now as the prophet Isaiah, the book that carries his name is renowned for the beauty of its poetry and the insight shown by the references it contains to a Messiah figure. It offers joy, peace and hope to all the people of the world.

Lent is one of the important preparatory seasons of the Christian calendar. It has been set aside as a time of self-examination, and a time where we are encouraged to ponder our relationship with God. It encourages us to pause and remember God’s transforming love for the world.

It is also a time to ponder on what God is calling us to do as faithful Christians. How are we to live as disciples? How are we to treat the earth, ourselves, and our neighbours? In what ways can we continue to be church in an increasingly secular society? Do we have the obedience Jesus showed, in being prepared to open ourselves to the presence of the living God, and to listen for the guidance of the spirit?

Lent begins with the familiar story of what is known as the temptation of Jesus. It is as much about a wilderness experience as it is about Jesus being put to the test. I have talked about the IIM experience also as being a wilderness experience, and this has shaped the approach I am going to take to this passage.  So I am viewing the story of Jesus in the wilderness through the lens of transitional ministry, which I hope will create a better understanding of both.

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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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