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Insights - 2002 Archive



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   This page contains all the sermon recordings from 2002 which are available to date.  There are a lot of recordings still to be copied from the original audio tapes; if you're looking for a particular sermon and it isn't here, please try again later.  Sermons uploaded within the past three weeks are labelled as new.

   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

The New Year
1-Dec-02
John 1: 35-42
Using St Andrew as a model, as our parish looks forward to an eventful future.  (poor sound quality)
12:25/
2.13 MB
The Parable of the Talents
17-Nov-02
Matthew 25: 14-29
Ministry: identifying and using the gifts that we all have.
14:44/
2.53 MB
Be Prepared
10-Nov-02
1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18; Matthew 25: 1-13
Expect the unexpected: different types of Second Coming.
11:12/
1.92 MB
Render to Caesar . . .
20-Oct-02
Matthew 22: 15-22
Both sides of the coin; Jesus avoids walking into a trap.  Giving to God.
13:10/
2.26 MB
Communication in Prayer
13-Oct-02
Matthew 22: 1-5, 8-10
Levels of communication between people, and with God.
12:41/
2.17 MB
The Ten Commandments
6-Oct-02
Exodus 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20; Matthew 21: 33-43
The first four commandments: theology as a firm foundation for morality.
15:30/
2.66 MB
True Leadership
29-Sep-02
Matthew 21: 23-27
Some of the qualities of true leaders.  Leadership in the Church.
17:07/
2.93 MB
The Labourers in the Vineyard
22-Sep-02
Matthew 20: 1-16
Subtext; the Kingdom of Heaven isn't about what we deserve.
12:25/
2.13 MB
Liturgy
8-Sep-02
Matthew 18: 21-33
The Anglican way: ritual and set words as a pathway to God.
12:39/
2.17 MB
Consciousness and Rabbits
1-Sep-02
Matthew 16: 21-25
Communication between different levels of mind: relationship, rather than understanding.
15:57/
2.73 MB
Jacob and Esau - part two
4-Aug-02
Matthew 14: 13-21
The struggles, against God and with ourselves, that shape us.
12:28/
2.14 MB
Jacob and Esau - part one
21-Jul-02
Genesis 28: 10-19; Romans 8: 12-25; Matthew 13: 24-30
Jacob and politicians: we are all imperfect, but God loves and accepts us as we are.
14:31/
2.49 MB
The Parable of the Sower
14-Jul-02
Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23
Parables defined.  The Kingdom of God can be found in the most ordinary things of life.
11:03/
1.89 MB
Just War
7-Jul-02
Matthew 11: 16-19, 28-30
Wisdom is made known in her actions: attempts to reconcile warfare with Christianity.
15:02/
2.58 MB
Sacrifice and Obedience
30-Jun-02
Genesis 22: 1-14; Romans 6: 12-23; Matthew 10: 40-42
Abraham and Isaac: making difficult decisions in a wider context.
12:02/
2.06 MB
Hagar and Ishmael
23-Jun-02
Genesis 21: 8-21; John 21: 20-25
The purpose of Scripture.  Why there are contradictions in the Bible, and why they don't matter.
17:47/
3.05 MB
Discipline
16-Jun-02
Matthew 9:35 - 10:7
Four characteristics of discipline, and why discipline and freedom are much the same thing.
13:18/
2.28 MB
Driven or Called?
9-Jun-02
Matthew 9: 9-13
Larnach's Castle and Matthew the tax collector: driven people, and the alternative.
16:22/
2.80 MB
Faith and Works
2-Jun-02
Romans 3: 21-31; Matthew 5: 13-16
Unconditional grace, the Reformation, and why our behaviour does actually matter.
16:45/
2.87 MB
The Name of God
5-May-02
John 14: 15-21
An indescribable God who has allowed Himself to be known to us.
14:49/
2.54 MB
The Way, the Truth and the Life
28-Apr-02
John 14: 1-12
Fully God and fully Human: the claim that makes Christianity unique.
18:25/
3.16 MB
Stages of Faith
7-Apr-02
John 20: 19-29
The development of faith as we go through life, and the consequent changes in belief.
18:25/
3.16 MB
He is Risen
31-Mar-02
Matthew 28: 1-10
Dispelling the fear of death: why the stone was rolled away from the tomb on Easter morning.
10:21/
1.77 MB
The Crowd
24-Mar-02
Matthew 21: 1-11
The behaviour of crowds, and Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem.
11:24/
1.95 MB
The Man Born Blind
10-Mar-02
John 9: 1-15
Who is the blind one, really?  One of Jesus' healings, and the reaction to it.
14:55/
2.56 MB
The Samaritan Woman
3-Mar-02
John 4: 5-30, 39-42
The woman at the well: God accepts and restores those whom society rejects.
12:39/
2.17 MB
Old Age
3-Feb-02
Luke 2: 22-38
Simeon and Anna: recognising the qualities of the elderly in a culture which doesn't value them as it should.
16:14/
2.78 MB
The Magi and the Shepherds
6-Jan-02
Matthew 2: 1-12
Epiphanies: different ways of finding God for different sorts of people.
12:38/
2.16 MB



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