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Sermons from St Mary's Mornington - 2008



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   This archive is maintained by the parish of St John's Roslyn, as part of the Dunedin Hills Ministry arrangement involving both parishes.

   This page contains all the available sermon recordings from 2008.  If you're looking for a particular sermon and it isn't here, then it probably wasn't recorded.  (Recordings may also be excluded from the website 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.

   If you're not used to downloading files from the internet, please see the Insights Page on the St John's website for more information about what to do.  (There are many more sermons there as well!)


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title

date

readings

summary

file size

Becoming Children of God
28-Dec-08
Galatians 4: 4-7; Luke 2: 22-40
The true gift of Christmas - relationship with God.
9:52/
1.69 MB
The Journey of Christmas
25-Dec-08
Luke 2: 8-20
The census, the shepherds and the Incarnation; three journeys meet at Christmas.  (Revd Andrew Barlow)
13:59/
2.40 MB
Jesus, Be the Centre
24-Dec-08
11:30 p.m.
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2008's New Zealanders of the Year: what happens when we stop thinking that we are at the centre of the Universe.
11:33/
1.98 MB
John the Baptist
7-Dec-08
Isaiah 40: 1-5; Mark 1: 1-8
"Make straight in the desert a highway for our God": letting go of self-interest and our desire for certainty.
15:27/
2.65 MB
The Sheep and the Goats
23-Nov-08
Matthew 25: 31-46
How love, as shown in our actions, is at the centre of Christianity.
12:00/
2.05 MB
The End of the Age
9-Nov-08
1 Thessalonians 4: 9-18; Matthew 25: 1-13
The destruction of the temple in Jerusalem, and the beginnings of the Kingdom.
17:40/
3.03 MB
Preaching What We Practise
2-Nov-08
Matthew 23: 1-12
Hypocrisy and pride; practising what we preach, and the need to preach what we practise as well.
18:59/
3.25 MB
Philippians Chapter 4
12-Oct-08
Philippians 4: 1-9
"And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
20:04/
3.44 MB
Philippians Chapter 3
5-Oct-08
Philippians 3: 4b-14
"Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ."
17:28/
2.99 MB
Philippians Chapter 2
28-Sep-08
Philippians 2: 1-13
"Make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind."
13:25/
2.30 MB
Philippians Chapter 1
21-Sep-08
Philippians 1: 21-30
Paul's letter to the Philippians.  "Yes, and I will continue to rejoice . . . for to me, living is Christ and dying is gain."
20:02/
3.44 MB
The Law and the Way
31-Aug-08
Romans 12: 9-21; Matthew 16: 21-28
Why following the rules is a result, not a precondition, of being Christian.  (Ven Kelvin Wright)
10:24/
1.78 MB
But Who Do You Say That I Am?
24-Aug-08
Matthew 16: 13-20
"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labour in vain" - the temptation to do things our way instead of God's way.
9:38/
1.65 MB
The Mission to the Gentiles
17-Aug-08
Matthew 15: 21-28
The Canaanite woman, and Jesus' other encounters with those outside conventional Jewish faith.
14:43/
2.52 MB
The Order of St Stephen
3-Aug-08
2 Chronicles 24: 20-22; Acts 7: 51-60; Matthew 23: 34-39
An Anglican order for young people, and its patron saint.  (Mary Little)
9:55/
1.70 MB
The Parable of the Mustard Seed
27-Jul-08
Matthew 13: 31-33, 44-52
Weeds and wheat: the kingdoms of this world and of God.
10:43/
1.83 MB
The Wheat and the Weeds
20-Jul-08
Genesis 28: 10-19; Romans 8: 12-25; Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43
The Kingdom of God: not the way of this world, but growing within it.
12:28/
2.14 MB
The Parable of the Sower
13-Jul-08
Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23
Hearing and understanding: how to be a fruitful Christian.
11:53/
2.04 MB
For My Yoke is Easy
6-Jul-08
Matthew 11: 16-19, 25-30
Choosing to follow one crucial but very simple set of rules.
11:09/
1.91 MB
Fear
22-Jun-08
Matthew 10: 24-39
Comfort and terror: the need to put relationship with God ahead of everything else.  (Felicity Bond)
11:12/
1.92 MB
Abraham - part 2
15-Jun-08
Genesis 18: 1-15; Romans 5: 1-8; Matthew 9:35 - 10:8
Three visitors at the oaks of Mamre - waiting for God's purposes to be fulfilled in God's own way.
21:23/
3.67 MB
A House Built on Rock
1-Jun-08
Genesis 6:9-22, 7:24, 8:14-19; Matthew 7: 21-29
Bishop George Connor speaks on the introduction to St Mary's of a new translation of the Bible.
23:41/
4.06 MB
Discipleship - part 2
11-May-08
Acts 2: 1-21; 1 Corinthians 12: 3b-13; John 20: 19-23
Pentecost and the Holy Spirit: being disciples even though Jesus is no longer physically present.
14:44/
2.53 MB
Discipleship - part 1
4-May-08
Acts 1: 6-14; Matthew 28: 18-20
The great commission and the "great omission" - why being a disciple means more than just being a Christian.
20:44/
3.56 MB
The Promises of God
20-Apr-08
John 14: 1-14
"Thy will be done": the problem of unanswered prayer.
22:30/
3.86 MB
The Stories We Tell Ourselves
13-Apr-08
John 10: 1-10
Trying to preserve the things that really matter, in a society that puts material wealth first.
21:16/
3.65 MB
The Road to Emmaus
6-Apr-08
Luke 24: 13-31
A journey, a conversation and an invitation: seeing past the shadows of Good Friday.
15:05/
2.59 MB
The Disciple Simon Peter
23-Mar-08
Acts 10: 34-43; John 20: 1-18
Peter's character and his ideas about Jesus, before and after the Resurrection.
16:28/
2.82 MB
The Temptation of Jesus
10-Feb-08
Matthew 4: 1-11
Choosing against wealth and power: Jesus learns how to be the Messiah.
19:02/
3.26 MB


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