Archive for July 2013

10th Sunday after Pentecost 2013 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, July 29th, 2013

This sermon was preached after some of our parishioners went to our local park to gather water for our font. As he preached, Reverend Geoff had a Twitter feed behind him. This is a sermon about the impending water shortage facing the world, our long relationship with water and water management, and how the gospel might engage this issue.

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9th Sunday after Pentecost 2013 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Martha and Mary invite Jesus over for dinner. Mary listens, learns and prays with Jesus, while Martha is too busy cooking and cleaning. We all know this story, yet how do we know when we are doing unpleasant work that needs to be done, and when we are missing out on what is really important in this life? We need to be Martha once in a while, but when and where? This is a sermon about how we are all Martha and Mary at different times and moments in our lives, and it is about knowing how and when to find those moments.

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8th Sunday after Pentecost 2013 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, July 15th, 2013

The good samaritan is perhaps the most famous parable in the bible. Yet do we really understand it? When Jesus told this parable to an inquiring lawyer, as an answer to the question, "who is my neighbour," what was Jesus really saying? This sermon sheds new light on this ancient and timeless parable.

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7th Sunday after Pentecost 2013 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, July 8th, 2013

The People of God are constantly being freed of unjust structures, cultures and authorities - and we often find this freedom terrifying. This is a sermon about our journey of freedom, and the profound responsibility we continue to face as Christians seeing the world as God sees it.

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6th Sunday after Pentecost 2013 - The Reverend Geoffrey Chapman

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Our yearning to return home, to build a home, and to protect our home is profound. Yet Jesus calls us away from our homes toward the cross. This is a sermon about our sometimes conflicting yearning for a loving home and a loving God.

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