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Insights - 2003 Archive



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   This page contains all the available sermon recordings from 2003.  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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Copyright in the text and presentation of these recordings is held by Kelvin Wright.  You may download these files for private, non-commercial use only.  Please do not make multiple copies of these recordings, redistribute them on the internet, or use them to make money.  If you would like to make these recordings available to others, please tell them about the St John's website or add a link to this page from your own website.



title

date

readings

summary

file size

The Fir Tree
24-Dec-03
11:30 p.m.
Luke 2: 1-20
A history of Christmas trees.  Materialism and redemption.
10:58/
1.88 MB
Prayer
14-Dec-03
Zephaniah 3: 14-20; Philippians 4: 4-7; Luke 3: 7-17
Renewal: prayer and action.  Levels of communication.
16:05/
2.76 MB
What is Truth?
23-Nov-03
John 18: 33-38
Pontius Pilate, quantum physics, the Incarnation and the nature of reality.
17:51/
3.06 MB
Ruth
2-Nov-03
Ruth 1: 1-18; Mark 12: 28-34
The story of Ruth; loving your neighbour as yourself.
19:17/
3.31 MB
Blind Bartimaeus
26-Oct-03
Mark 10: 46-52
Casting aside the mantle: the story of Bartimaeus as a parable for us all.
15:12/
2.61 MB
Eternal Values
19-Oct-03
John 10: 1-2, 7-11
The things upon which we shouldn't, and should, base our lives.
16:18/
2.79 MB
Life After Death
12-Oct-03
John 14: 1-6
Groundhog Day; the permanence of consciousness, and the implications thereof.
17:27/
2.99 MB
Esther
28-Sep-03
Esther 7: 1-6, 9-10, 9: 20-22; Mark 9: 38-41
In the right place at the right time: the Book of Esther.  God's presence always and everywhere.
22:00/
3.77 MB
The Syro-Phoenician Woman
7-Sep-03
Mark 7: 24-37
Breaking the preconceptions: everybody belongs to God.
13:42/
2.35 MB
The Song of Songs
31-Aug-03
Song of Solomon 2: 8-13; Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15
Interpreting the Song of Solomon; sexuality, society and the Church.
19:38/
3.37 MB
The Book of Genesis
24-Aug-03
7:00 p.m.
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The origins and relevance of the oldest parts of the Bible.
19:56/
3.42 MB
The Armour of God
24-Aug-03
Ephesians 6: 10-20; John 6: 55-63, 66-69
The equipment of a Roman soldier, and the merits of militaristic imagery in Christianity.
18:48/
3.22 MB
Confession
27-Jul-03
2 Samuel 11: 1-15; John 6: 1-14
Being honest about ourselves; the real reasons for confession.
15:31/
2.66 MB
Guilt
13-Jul-03
Mark 6: 14-29
Crime and Punishment; King Herod, different types of guilt, and forgiveness.
17:28/
3.00 MB
St John the Evangelist
29-Jun-03
John 21: 20-25
Intelligent, Traditional, Faithful, Growing: the patron saint of St John's Roslyn.
17:07/
2.93 MB
What Do We Know?
22-Jun-03
Mark 4: 35-41
Logos and mythos: using both eyes to look at the world.
13:16/
2.27 MB
Whom Does the Grail Serve?
8-Jun-03
Acts 2: 1-21; John 15: 26-27, 16:14-15
Pentecost, and the story of Sir Percival and the Holy Grail.
16:56/
2.90 MB

Christian Responsibility
1-Jun-03
Acts 1: 15-17, 21-26; Luke 24: 44-49
The way we do God's work - not as unthinking slaves, but as independent, responsible beings.
12:23/
2.12 MB

Saving Grace
25-May-03
Acts 10: 44-48; John 15: 9-17
God's unconditional love for us, and our difficulty in believing in it.  (poor sound quality)
10:29/
1.80 MB
The Power of Imagination
4-May-03
Acts 3: 12-19; Luke 24: 36-49
J.R.R. Tolkien's concept of 'secondary universes'.  The human ability to imagine and bring new things into being.  The need for vision in a parish.
20:24/
3.50 MB
Thomas
27-Apr-03
John 20: 24-31
Doubting Thomas: lacking not belief, but vision.
11:39/
2.00 MB
A Seed Falls to the Ground
6-Apr-03
John 12: 20-33
The core of Christianity; deep truths in an odd answer to a simple question.
16:07/
2.76 MB
Family
30-Mar-03
Luke 2: 33-35
Families in the time of Jesus.  The things about family that really matter now.
13:33/
2.32 MB
Form and Substance
23-Mar-03
John 2: 13-22
The need for ritual, and the great danger of allowing it to become disconnected from the underlying reality.
13:23/
2.29 MB
The Desert
9-Mar-03
Mark 1: 9-13
Australian railways and the history of the Church: desert experiences.
14:02/
2.41 MB
Dining with Sinners
2-Mar-03
Hosea 2: 14-20; Mark 2: 13-17
The simple message we keep trying to ignore: we are all loved by God.
12:31/
2.15 MB
Into God's Keeping
23-Feb-03
Mark 2: 1-12
Helicopters, whales, rainbows and the hole in the roof: tales of funerals.
14:26/
2.47 MB
A Sense of Perspective
9-Feb-03
Mark 1: 29-39
The difficult Good News: change begins with us.
9:19/
1.60 MB
Things that Go Bump in the Night
2-Feb-03
1 Corinthians 8; Mark 1: 21-28
Angels and demons: a mysterious world, but one under the authority of one God.  (poor sound quality)
12:46/
2.19 MB



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