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These are the sermons that Rev Bruce Johnson preached at the 9.30am service. Unless otherwise indicated they are based upon the readings of the Revised Common Lectionary, used by The Uniting Church in Australia.

Prayer and Meditation – Dr Ken Davidson

19 Mar 2017

Dr Ken Davidson is a retired Transport Engineer whose practice of Meditation has led him to write a book on Group Meditation. In this sermon he tells about his approach to Meditation and Prayer.   Sermon St Andrews PRAYER 3 mod for 190317

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Prayer: A Conversation with God

16 Mar 2017

My approach to prayer has changed over the years. It is now a more open, expectant conversation, rather than a technique to get what I want from God. Sunday 2017-03-12

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The Art of Prayer

16 Mar 2017

This is a sermon preached by Rev’d Dr Geraldine Wheeler about prayer and art on the 5th March.Hope you find it helpful during Lent. Lent to Easter sermon 5.3.2017.

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Prayer for the Ordinary Days

28 Feb 2017

If we can only find meaning in our lives on the mountaintop, we are forever condemned to bettering the last mountaintop experience or wallowing in the valleys in despair. Our ordinary worship reminds us that God is present in the valleys and the plains; in the mundane; in the ordinary. Sunday 2017-02-26

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Being Perfect

21 Feb 2017

“Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect”. It sits there in front of us engendering shame, guilt and self-doubt. It is statements like this that infuriate non-believers since they think that Christians like to imagine that they are better than others; that they are perfect.   Sunday 2017-02-19

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How I choose Life

12 Feb 2017

While this seems like nonsense to the world around us today, I still hold onto the conviction that this is God’s way, and having chosen to make Jesus, Lord of my life, I choose the way of God.   Sunday 2017-02-12

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I believe in God, Father, Son and Spirit

6 Feb 2017

When the creed says, “I believe in God.” we are offering a relational commitment not making a propositional statement. Sunday 2017-02-05.

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Discovering God in my Life

29 Jan 2017

So serious questions forced themselves on me. Is there a God? How could we know that? If there was a God, what did that mean? Was he the wise eternal being who made and managed this world? How could I ever find those answers? Sunday 2017-01-29

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John 3

10 Jun 2015

Was Nicodemus “born again” or “born from above”?  Did Nicodemus receive “grace upon grace”? Did he come to the “light and truth”? Sunday 2015-06-07

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John 1

10 Jun 2015

I have decided to tackle the gospel of John for the rest of the year because our 3 year Revised Common Lectionary, follows the three synoptic Gospels, only inserting portions of John’s Gospel from time to time. Therefore we never get to experience the complete shape of this Gospel and the very different perspective it […]

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