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   This page contains all the available sermon recordings from 2005.  If you're looking for a particular sermon and it isn't here, then it probably wasn't taped.  (A few recordings have not been placed on the website, either because they are of very poor sound quality or because they contain substantial quotations from copyright material.)

   The table below also lists the Gospel reading for each service
(which is often, although not always, the subject of the sermon), and sometimes other relevant readings as well.

   Please refer to the main Insights page for more information about downloading these files.


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title

date

readings

summary

file size

Here I Am To Worship
25-Dec-05
Luke 2: 1-14
Christmas reflections on a song; the meaning and purpose which the Incarnation gives to us.  (Revd John Sherlock)
4:03/
712 KB
What Are We Celebrating?
24-Dec-05
11:30 p.m.
Luke 2: 1-7
Connecting the birth and death of Jesus: the real significance of Christmas.
12:36/
2.16 MB
The Way of the Magi
11-Dec-05
7:00 p.m.
Matthew 2: 1-12
A God for the excluded: who the Magi were, and how they found their way to Bethlehem.
22:47/
3.91 MB
A Surprise for the Shepherds
4-Dec-05
7:00 p.m.
Luke 2: 8-20; John 10: 1-16
Christmas visitors: real and metaphorical shepherds in the Bible and in theology.
14:06/
2.42 MB
What St John's Roslyn Means to Me
4-Dec-05
 -
To mark the 125th anniversary of St John's, parishioners Joyce Grant, Margaret McLanachan and David Thomas, and our new curate the Revd John Sherlock, talk about the place the parish has in their lives.
14:51/
2.54 MB
Rethinking Christmas
27-Nov-05
7:00 p.m.
 -
The kataluma and the phatne; what really happened at Christmas.
23:09/
3.97 MB
The Word of God
20-Nov-05
7:00 p.m.
Proverbs 4: 7-15;
John 1: 1-8
The different ways in which God's Word is spoken to the Universe, and the importance and limitations of the Bible.
21:59/
3.77 MB
Telling It Like It Is
13-Nov-05
7:00 p.m.
John 8: 32
Toolbox for the Soul 7 - Bible reading and confession as tools to help us move from lies to truth.
22:51/
3.92 MB
A Message From Zambia
13-Nov-05
Matthew 25: 14-30
Guest preacher Bishop John Osmers speaks about the trials and triumphs of the Church in parts of Africa.
30:00/
5.15 MB
Do Dreams Have Meaning?
6-Nov-05
7:00 p.m.
 -
Toolbox for the Soul 6 - the place and interpretation of dreams.
16:25/
2.82 MB
Let the Trumpet Sound Retreat!
30-Oct-05
7:00 p.m.
Luke 6: 1-5; Romans 12: 1-2
Toolbox for the Soul 5 - retreats, pilgrimage and sabbath time; breaking the mould of the world.
26:14/
4.50 MB
A Church of Nobodies
30-Oct-05
Revelation 7: 9-17; 1 John 3: 1-3; Matthew 5: 1-12
All Saints great and small; the people who make up the strength of the Church.
16:31/
2.83 MB
Body and Soul
23-Oct-05
7:00 p.m.
Romans 12: 1-2
Toolbox for the Soul 4 - fasting.  Looking after the neglected part of our trinity of body, mind and spirit.
(Our apologies for the short missing section at the end of this sermon; the tape ran out.)

28:33/
4.90 MB
What about ME?
23-Oct-05
Matthew 22: 34-46
Theories of mind; the Universe isn't about furthering our own interests.
13:59/
2.40 MB
The Other Side of Silence
9-Oct-05
7:00 p.m.
Psalm 119: 49-56
Toolbox for the Soul 3 - meditation.
26:19/
4.51 MB
The God of Small Things
9-Oct-05
Philippians 4: 1-9; Matthew 22: 1-14
Unceasing prayer: seeing God in the little details of everyday life.
14:20/
2.46 MB
Companions on the Inner Way
2-Oct-05
7:00 p.m.
Luke 24: 13-35
Toolbox for the Soul 2 - spiritual direction.  Some of the pitfalls of spirituality, and how to avoid them.  (Click here to read a short summary of the first sermon in this series.)
24:30/
4.20 MB
Thou Shalt Not . . .
2-Oct-05
Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Philippians 3: 4b-14; Matthew 21: 33-43
The Ten Commandments; obeying the rules not for their own sake but because of what they say about us and about God.
17:27/
2.99 MB
The Anger of Jonah
18-Sep-05
7:00 p.m.
Jonah 3:1 - 4:11; Matthew 16: 1-4
Jonah's anger at God, and where it really comes from.
16:09/
2.77 MB
Costly Forgiveness
11-Sep-05
Matthew 18: 21-35
The 11-9 terrorist attacks; what forgiveness is, and the price we pay if we cannot forgive.
17:52/
3.06 MB
The Waters That Divide
4-Sep-05
Exodus 12: 1-14, 14: 19-31; Matthew 18: 15-22
Passing through the waters: two different interpretations of baptism in the Church.
19:48/
3.39 MB
How to Walk on Water - Lesson 2
28-Aug-05
7:00 p.m.
Matthew 14: 22-33
Keeping our eyes on Jesus: identifying and facing our personal storms; a long-term commitment to intimacy with God.
28:56/
4.96 MB
The Trumpet Shall Sound
28-Aug-05
Matthew 16: 21-28
Perfect and eternal music: reflections on life after death.
16:09/
2.77 MB
Presence and Response
21-Aug-05
7:00 p.m.
Luke 7: 36-50
The woman who anointed Jesus: an exercise in imaginative prayer.
16:38/
2.85 MB
Lord, Teach Us To Pray
14-Aug-05
7:00 p.m.
Revelation 3: 18-22
Meeting the tiger: being present to God.  A beginning.
18:38/
3.20 MB
There's No Need To Panic
14-Aug-05
Matthew 6: 25-33
Stewardship Sunday: the Parish budget deficit, and what to do about it.  (Click here to see the graphs that accompanied this sermon.)
14:02/
2.41 MB
Gerard Manley Hopkins
7-Aug-05
7:00 p.m.
John 17: 20-26
Older Brothers and Sisters 4: the life and poetry of Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins.
23:55/
4.10 MB
How to Walk on Water
7-Aug-05
Matthew 14: 22-33
A ship in a storm; a message for the early Church and what it means for us.
16:31/
2.83 MB
Weeds and Wheat
17-Jul-05
Matthew 13: 24-30
Weeds in the parable and in reality; everything has its proper place.  (An All Age Eucharist sermon with some audience interaction.)
15:42
2.69 MB
Who Are We, Really?
3-Jul-05
Romans 7: 15-25; Matthew 11: 25-30
Child-like faith, and the lies we tell to ourselves about who we are.
17:49/
3.05 MB
In the Beginning was the Word
26-Jun-05
7:00 p.m.
Proverbs 8: 22-31; 1 John 1: 1-5; John 1: 1-5
Word, Wisdom and consciousness in a Universe with meaning and purpose.
19:07/
3.28 MB
Abraham and Isaac
26-Jun-05
Genesis 22: 1-14; Romans 6: 12-23; John 20: 19-23, 30-31
The nature of sacrifice, and its part in the 125-year history of St John's Roslyn.
15:46/
2.70 MB
In the Beginning, God Created People
5-Jun-05
Genesis 2: 1-9; Matthew 9: 9-13
The emergence of humanity, and what it means to be Human.
17:40/
3.03 MB
In the Beginning, God
29-May-05
Genesis 1: 1-5; Romans 1: 16-17, 3: 22-28; Matthew 7: 21-29
Faith and knowledge; why the creation account in Genesis is important even though it speaks of a universe much smaller than the one we know.
19:50/
3.40 MB
In the Beginning
22-May-05
Genesis 1:1 - 2:4; Matthew 28: 16-20
The scale of geological time.  The place, nature and importance of the first five books of the Bible.
21:41/
3.72 MB
What Have You Got to Say for Yourself?
1-May-05
1 Peter 3: 13-22; John 14: 15-21
The novel The Da Vinci Code; the importance of understanding our own beliefs and being able to explain them to others.
15:47/
2.71 MB
If Only I . . .
10-Apr-05
Luke 24: 13-35
The road to Emmaus; God's presence in our life as it is, rather than as we would like it to be.
13:48/
2.36 MB
The Resurrection - What Really Happened?
3-Apr-05
John 20: 19-31
The Resurrection; an event beyond human comprehension.
17:58/
3.08 MB
Resurrection
27-Mar-05
John 20: 1-18
The Lazarus camera; small miracles with great consequences.
15:06/
2.59 MB
Making the Changes
13-Mar-05
John 11: 1-3, 17-53
The raising of Lazarus as a parallel for our own lives.
18:04/ 3.10 MB
The Anglican Church - A House Divided?
6-Mar-05
John 9: 24-34
The structure of the Anglican Church, and the current crisis over the ordination of homosexual bishops.  The Gospels' message that we are all acceptable to God.
21:34/
3.70 MB
The Woman at the Well
27-Feb-05
Romans 5: 1-11; John 4: 4-29
Being an outcast in the sight of other people, but acceptable to God.
17:58/
3.08 MB
Deborah and Armageddon
6-Feb-05
Mark 3: 31-35; Judges 4: 1-24
The first battle of Armageddon; a sermon for Waitangi Day.
18:51/
3.23 MB




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