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St Andrew’s Day / Advent 1

St Andrew’s Day / Advent 1

Advent is the 4-week season in the church calendar leading up to Christmas when Christians look forward with anticipation to celebrating the coming of Jesus as the Christ-child. We also look beyond to Christ’s promised return when . . . → Read More: St Andrew’s Day / Advent 1

Christ the King Sunday

Christ the King Sunday Jer 23:1-6, Col 1:11-20, Lk 23:33-43

Australia has long identified with the traditions of our British heritage. We are regularly visited by members of the British royal family, usually with great fanfare, as the media follows their every move . . . → Read More: Christ the King Sunday

‘Imitating God’ Ephesians 5: 1-16, Luke 23: 33-43

‘Imitating God’ Ephesians 5: 1-16, Luke 23: 33-43

 

Paul’s instructions to the church in Ephesus about healthy living states: “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behaviour. Instead, be kind . . . → Read More: ‘Imitating God’ Ephesians 5: 1-16, Luke 23: 33-43

11th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Grafton

Anglican Diocese of Grafton

Media Release

Grafton’s new bishop makes history:

First Australian woman to lead a Diocese

Australian Church history has been made with the election of the Rev Dr Sarah Macneil as the first woman to lead an Anglican Diocese. Dr Macneil . . . → Read More: 11th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Grafton

Encouraging One Another

If ever there was a bible passage that clearly encourages us to be part of a church, it is found in our Hebrews passage this week [Heb 10:11-14, 19-25].

24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good . . . → Read More: Encouraging One Another

How to Be Afraid

No one likes to experience fear. It’s not pleasant, and it’s not our natural state. But it’s a part of life – our instinctive response to fear can be a lifesaver in times of danger.

Two meanings of the word “fear” are featured in this . . . → Read More: How to Be Afraid

Resurrection – Luke 20:27-40

Resurrection – Luke 20:27-40

The Sadducees formed the traditional priestly rulers of the Temple. As they only accepted the first five books of the Bible as normative, they held fast to the older idea in Israel, that there was no resurrection after . . . → Read More: Resurrection – Luke 20:27-40

Australian Story on Monday night on the ABC at 8pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a fatherless child, Johnson Maker-Adeng fled from war-ravaged Sudan with the remnants of his family.

For four years they trekked through the African wilderness. Then they spent more than a decade in a migration queue.

Finally the . . . → Read More: Australian Story on Monday night on the ABC at 8pm

A Much Loved Parable

A Much Loved Parable – Luke 15:11-32

Today’s Gospel reading, commonly known as the Parable of the Prodigal Son, is arguably the most cherished of all the parables. Yet what is not always recognized is that the parable emphasises that it was not . . . → Read More: A Much Loved Parable