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Sunday Sermons

June 02, 2013 “I See You” [Acts 3-4]

May 19, 2013 “Coming Out on Pentecost” [Psalm 104; Acts 1 and 2; John 14: 8-27]

May 12, 2013 “Ascension Day Protest of the Powers.” [Psalm 93, 97]

May 05, 2013 “Revelation and the Rapture Racket” [Rev. 21-22. Check out 'The Rapture Exposed' by Barbara Rossing]

April 28, 2013 “Resurrection from Prejudice” [Acts 11:1-18]

April 21, 2013 “Risking Resurrection” [Acts 9:36-43]

April 14, 2013 “When Violence is as Normal as Breathing” [Acts 9:1-20]

April 07, 2013 “Guest Preacher: Rev Dr Peter Storey – Behind Locked Doors” [John 20:19-31]

March 31, 2013 “Jesus’ Resurrection and Ours” [Luke 15:1-2; 11f; Luke 24:1-12]

March 27, 2013 “Holy Week: The Father” [Luke 15:1-2; 11f] References: Incendies (Movie); Exclusion & Embrace by Miroslav Volf; Father Joe by Tony Hendra & The Return of the Prodigal by Henri Nouwen

March 26, 2013 “Holy Week: The Elder Son” [Luke 15:1-2; 11f] References: Incendies (Movie); Exclusion & Embrace by Miroslav Volf; Father Joe by Tony Hendra & The Return of the Prodigal by Henri Nouwen

March 25, 2013 “Holy Week: The Younger Son” [Luke 15:1-2; 11f] References: Incendies (Movie); Exclusion & Embrace by Miroslav Volf; Father Joe by Tony Hendra & The Return of the Prodigal by Henri Nouwen

March 24, 2013 “Jesus reading back rather than Isaiah reading forward” [Ps.31; Isa 50:4-10; Phil 2:4b-11; Luke 19]

March 17, 2013 “Pre-Passover Party” [Ps.126; Isa 43:16f; Phil 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8]

March 03, 2013 “We are all a charity case…” [Ps. 63; Isa 55:1-13; Luke 13:31-35]

February 24, 2013 “Go tell that fox…” [Phil 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35; Matt 5:1-12]

February 17, 2013 “The Jesus way of living life” [Rom 10; Luke 4:1-13; Matt 5:1-12]

February 10, 2013 “What we dare to confirm” [Exod 34; 2 Cor 3-4; Luke 9:28-43]

January 27, 2013 “Real Reality: Unity and Diversity.” [1 Cor 12" 12f; Luke 4:14ff]

January 20, 2013 “How Miracles are Made.” [Ps. 36:1-10; Isa 62; John 2:1-12]

January 13, 2013 “Baptism Reveals Real Reality” [Ps. 29; Isa 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-22]

January 06, 2013 “The Three Academics” [Ps. 72; Isa 60; Matt 2]

December 30, 2012 “Oops, we have left Jesus Behind” [Col 3; Luke 2:41-52]

December 25, 2012 “God said: ‘I give you my Word’” [Heb 1:1-4; John 1:1-14; Parables by James Martin S.J.]

December 09, 2012 “Advent:The Messenger and the Message” by Dr Peter Storey [Luke 3:1-18]

December 02, 2012 “Advent – the gift of starting over” [Jer 33; Psalm 25; 1 Thess 3; Luke 21:25-38]

November 25, 2012 “A Question of Power…” [2 Sam 23:1-7; Rev. 12:4-8; John 18:31-37]

November 18, 2012 “Wow…what big stones…” [Mark 7:38-8:13]

November 04, 2012 “For hearts that rest on a pillow of tears” [Ruth 1:1-18]

October 28, 2012 “The Invitation of Testimony” [Psalm 34]

October 21, 2012 “Jesus’ look of Love” [Mark 10:17-31]

September 30, 2012 “Jesus is the way that is open to other ways – John Cobb” [Mark 9:38-50]

September 23, 2012 “Jesus who? – take 2” [Mark 8:21-38 and 9:30-37]

September 16, 2012 “Jesus who?” [Mark 8:21-38]

September 09, 2012 “She Came Out Shouting…” [Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23, James 2: 1-17, Matt. 15:21-28]

August 26, 2012 “Don’t fight. Don’t run. Just stand.” [Ephesians 6:10-20]

August 12, 2012 “David: Fifty Shades Darker” [2 Samuel 13-18; Ephesians 4]

August 5, 2012 “Fifty Shades of David” [Psalm 51; 2 Samuel 11:1 - 12:13; Ephesians 4: 15 & 16]

July 29, 2012 “Where the river flows” [Ezekiel 47:1-12; Revelation 21:22-22:5; John 4:7-15]

June 24, 2012 “God and Goliath” [1 Samuel 17]

June 17, 2012 “The Politics of Power – From Saul to David” [1 Samuel 16]

June 10, 2012 “You can have a king and the consequences that go with it!” [1 Samuel 8:1-22 & Psalm 138]

May 27, 2012 “Of Pentecost and Paintings” (Very poor sound. You’re going to need the Spirit to help you.) [Acts 2: 1-21]

May 15, 2012 “God has no Favourites” [Acts 10:44-48]

May 06, 2012 “Suicide – when Sadness Suffocates” [Psalm 22:1-31]

April 29, 2012 “The Scriptures and the Secrecy Bill” [Psalm 23 Acts 3/4; 1 John 3:17; John 10:10-18; Ezekiel 34]

April 22, 2012 “Promises on the Road to Emmaus” [Luke 24:13-ff]

April 15, 2012 “The Resurrection and the Logic of the Lectionary” [Psalm 133; Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 1:1-2:2, John 20 19-31]

April 10, 2012 “The Resurrection of the Voiceless – by Rev. Roger Scholtz” [Matthew 28:1-20]

April 06, 2012 “The Magnifying Cross of Jesus” [Isa. 52:13-53:12; Mark 15]

April 01, 2012 “The Killing of Jesus was Shocking but not Surprising” [Isa. 42:1-4; Mark 12:1-12; Mark 15:16-20]

March 25, 2012 “We want to see Jesus” [John 12:20-33]

March 04, 2012 “The Multi-National God” [Gen 17; Rom 4:13-25]

February 26, 2012 “A Few Lent Reflections” [Gen 9:8-17; Ps 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:-22; Mark 1:9-15]

February 22, 2012 “Larry – Come Out! by Rev Kevin Needham.” [John 11:1-44]

February 19, 2012 “I understand that I don’t understand.” [Mark 9:2-9]

February 12, 2012 “God’s Mercy is without Measure.” [2 Kings 5:1-19, Mark 1:40-45]

February 05, 2012 “The Rabbi’s Gift by Francis Dorff. [And another parable by Peter Rollins from the Orthodox Heretic]

January 29, 2012 “Covenant Service – A time to get married” [1 John 4:7-21]

January 22, 2012 “Jonah: Learning to love and be loved” [Psalm 139, Jonah 1-4]

December 18, 2011 “Mary’s Visitation of Terror” [Luke 1]

December 11, 2011 “A Question of Identity – Who are you John?” [John 1]

December 06, 2011 “SABC SAFM Radio Broadcast – Lazarus and the Rich Man”

December 04, 2011 “NEW RECORDING Living in the land of Loss” [Psalm 85; Isa. 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-12]

November 27, 2011 “Tear open the heavens and come down” [Psalm 80; Isa. 60-64; Mark 13 24-37]

November 20, 2011 “Sermon by Dr. Gilbert Lawrence” [Ezekiel 34:11-16; Eph 1:15-23 Matt 25:31-46]

November 13, 2011 “Gospel Economics: The Parable of the Talents” [Matthew 25:14-30]

November 06, 2011 “Some Reflections on the Parable of the 10 Bridesmaids” [Matthew 25:1-13]

October 23, 2011 “Attending Moses’ funeral” [Ps 90; Deut 34:1-12; Matthew 22:34-46]

October 16, 2011 “We belong to God not Ceasar” [Matthew 22:15-22]

October 02, 2011 “God did not send Jesus to die” [Matthew 21:33-46]

September 11, 2011 “The Hebrew’s Long Walk to Freedom” [Exodus 4-15 and Matthew 18:21-35]

September 04, 2011 “Jesus’ Conflict Resolution” [Matthew 18: 15-20]

August 28, 2011 “God finds Moses in the Wasteland” [Exodus 2:11-3:15]

August 21, 2011 “Genocide and Gentleness” [Exodus 1:8-2:10]

August 07, 2011 “Get back into the boat” [Matt 14:22-33]

July 24, 2011 “St Paul’s Greatest Album… Romans 8″ [Romans 8]

July 03, 2011 “Some Ramblings on Matthew 11″ [Matthew 11]

June 26, 2011 “The Resurrection of Isaac” [Genesis 22:1-14]

June 12, 2011 “I don’t know much about wind and fire, but….” [Psalm 104:24-35; Acts 2:1-21]

June 05, 2011 “It is not for you to know dates and times” [Acts 1:6-14]

May 22, 2011 “Synod Sunday with Bishop Hansrod” [1Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14]

May 15, 2011 “Psalm 23 – A Political Manifesto” [Psalm 23; John 10:1-10]

May 08, 2011 “On the Road to Emmaus on Mother’s Day” [Luke 24:13-35]

April 22, 2011 “We Keep Killing Jesus” [Matthew 26-27]

April 17, 2011 “Marching on Palm Sunday” [Zechariah 9:9-17; Matthew 21 1-11]

April 10, 2011 “In the Valley of Dry Bones” [Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 11:1-45]

April 03, 2011 “Guest Preacher Rev Roland Beukes” [1 Sam 16:1-13; John 9:1-41]

April 03, 2011 “Recognising Jesus only after being Kicked out of Church” [John 9: 1-41]

March 27, 2011 “The Samaritans declare “Jesus Saviour of the World” [John 4: 1-42]

March 20, 2011 “The Night Reveals the Light” [John 3:1-17]

March 13, 2011 The Tempting of the Beloved [Matthew 4:1-11]

March 09, 2011 “Ecclesia de Lange – Ash Wednesday” [Support Ecclesia: ecclesia@mailbox.co.za]

March 06, 2011 “Dr. Gilbert Lawrence – Being Present to Jesus – Transfiguration” [Exodus 24:12-18; Ps. 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9]

February 27, 2011 “Rev John vd Laar guest sermon – Do Not Worry” [Matthew 6:24-34]

February 20, 2011 “True Holiness is Neighbourliness” [Leviticus 19:1-2 9-18; 1 Cor 3:10-11,16-23; Matt. 5:38-48]

February 13, 2011 “Choose Life” [Deuteronomy 30:15-20]

January 30, 2011 “Jesus’ resistance strategy: The Beatitudes” [Micah 6:1-8; Matt 5: 1-12 reference in sermon to Mary Lou Kownacki from an article in Sojourners Oct 1989 p22-24]

January 23, 2011 “Fishers of People” [Isa 9:1-4; Matt. 4:12-23 - reference in sermon to Frank Honeycutt"]

January 16, 2011 “Sin is a hopeful word” [Isaiah 49: 1-7; John 1:29-42 Sermon based on Barbara Brown Taylor's book "Speaking of Sin"]

January 09, 2011 “Dr Peter Storey – Jesus’ Baptism” [Isai 42: 1-9; Acts 10:34-43; Matt. 3:13-17]

January 02, 2011 “A Reminder of our Context and Identity” [Ephesians 1:3-14; Matt. 2]

December 25, 2010 “Christmas is Frightening yet Subversively Hopeful” [Exodus 1:8-2:10; Matt. 2]

December 12, 2010 “Third Week of Advent” [Isaiah 35:1-10; Ps. 146; Matt. 11:2-11]

December 05, 2010 “Second Week of Advent” [Isaiah 11:1-10; Ps. 72; Matt. 3:1-12]

November 28, 2010 “Rev John van der Laar” [Matt.24:36-44]

November 21, 2010 “Christ the Crucified King” [Jer. 23:1-6; Ps 46. Col. 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43]

November 14, 2010 “Architects and Prophets” [Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 21:5-19]

November 07, 2010 “To find Life – Experience Death” [Luke 20:27-38 and Thought Leader M&G Charlene Smith]

October 24, 2010 “The 2nd Good Samaritan Story” [Luke 17:11-19]

October 03, 2010 “Lamentations” [Psalm 137, Lamentations 1:1-6; 3:19-26]

September 26, 2010 “The Rich Man and Lazarus” [1 Tim. 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31]

September 19, 2010 “The Puzzling Parable” [Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Tim. 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13...reliant on William Herzog III and Paul Duke]

September 12, 2010 “The Good news is that Jesus keeps Bad Company” [Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 51; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10]

August 29, 2010 “Rev Debbie van der Laar” [Ruth 1:16-22]

August 22, 2010 “Re-shaped by Jesus” [Luke 13:10-17]

August 15, 2010 “Keep the Faith and Run the Race” [Hebrews 10:39 - 12:2 This sermon is inspired by Thomas Long's Interpretation Commetary on Hebrews and Ronnell Braxton's sermon: Finishing the Race.]

August 08, 2010 “Worry about your Worship” [Psalm 50; Isaiah 1:10-20 and Luke 12:32-40]

August 01, 2010 “Worry about your Wealth” [Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 12:1-34]

July 18, 2010 “Mary Martha and Jesus” [Luke 10:38-42]

July 11, 2010 Dr Gilbert Lawrence

July 4, 2010 Rev Ken Leverton

June 20, 2010 “Thirsting for God” – [Psalm 42; 1 Kings 19; Luke 8:26-39 With the help of Walter Brueggemann's insights into the Kings passage].

June 13, 2010 “Grace, Grief and Gratitude” – [Luke 7:36-50].

June 06, 2010 “Compassionate Contours of God’s Heart” – [Ps. 146; 1 Kings 17:8-16; Luke 7:11-17. Thanks to Margaret Aymer for the contour path idea].

May 30, 2010 “Dr Gilbert Lawrence Trinity Sunday” – [John 16:12-15].

May 23, 2010 “Baptised by the Holy Spirit” – [Luke 3:21-22; Acts 2; Romans 8:14-17].

May 16, 2010 “Dr Peter Storey” – [Acts 16:16-34].

May 09, 2010 “Jesus Language of Love” – [John 5:1-9 and John 14: 23-29].

May 02, 2010 “Make the Circle Bigger” – [Acts 10 and 11:1-18; Rev. 21:1-6; John 13:31-35].

April 25, 2010 “The Lord is my President” – [Psalm 23; Ezekiel 34; John 10].

April 18, 2010 “The Resurrection of Saul and Ananias” – [Psalm 30; Acts 9:1-20].

April 11, 2010 “Resurrection Repeat” – [Psalm 150; 1 Cor. 15:12-20; Acts 10: 34-48; Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 24:1-12].

April 04, 2010 “Living the Resurrection” – [Psalm 118; 1 Cor. 15:12-20; Acts 10: 34-48; Isaiah 65:17-25; Luke 24:1-12].

April 02, 2010 “St John’s Passion” – [John 18:1-12].

April 02, 2010 “Freely Forgiven For Free” – [Psalm 130 and Luke 23:34].

March 31, 2010 “The Way of Forgiveness – Part 3″ – [Psalm 130 and Luke 23:34].

March 30, 2010 “The Way of Forgiveness – Part 2″ – [Psalm 130 and Luke 23:34].

March 29, 2010 “The Way of Forgiveness – Part 1″ – [Psalm 130 and Luke 23:34].

March 28, 2010 “Gun Free Palm Sunday” – [Luke 19:28-40. Partly reliant on M Borg and D Crossan: The Last Week. The sermon is cut short as it included a Gun Free advert on DVD which is not on the audio].

March 14, 2010 “Happy are those” – [Psalm 32 and Luke 15: 1-2, 11-32. Partly reliant on Lindsay Armstrong].

March 07, 2010 “Tell us why Jesus!” – [Luke 13:1-9].

February 28, 2010 “Two Tones of Truth” – [Psalm 27 and Luke 13:31-35].

February 21, 2010 “Dr. Gilbert Lawrence Lent 1″ – [Luke 4:1-13].

February 17, 2010 “ASH Wednesday Silent Solidarity” – [Concerning Rev. Ecclesia de Lange's discontinuement].

February 14, 2010 “Prayerful Friends of Jesus” – [Exodus 34:29-35; Ps. 99; 2 Cor. 3:12-4:2; Luke 9: 28-43a].

February 07, 2010 “Meeting Jesus on the Beach” – [Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 5:1-11].

January 31, 2010 “Covenant Love” – [Jeremiah 1: 4-10; Psalm 71; 1 Cor 13:1-13].

January 24, 2010 “Jesus kicked out of Church” – [Luke 4:14-30 and 1 Cor 12:12-26].

January 18, 2010 “The State of the Nation” – [1 hour evening seminar].

January 17, 2010 “The Making of Miracles” – [Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36; 1 Cor 12:1-11; John 2:1-11].

January 10, 2010 “But now” – [Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-22].

January 03, 2010 “Dr. Gilbert Lawrence preaching”

December 13, 2009 “Lovers fighting” – [Malachi 1-4].

December 06, 2009 “To repent is to change and to change is to confess” – [Luke 3:3].

November 29, 2009 “Begin with the end in mind but don’t forget the means” – [Luke 21:25-36].

November 22, 2009 “Christ the King of Truth” – [Rev. 1:4b-8; Col. 1:15-18, John 18:33-37].

November 15, 2009 “Anniversary Service Rev Tim Attwell”.

November 01, 2009 “Saints Alive” – [Mark 12: 28-34].

October 25, 2009

“In-sight-full Bartimaeus” – [Mark 10:46-52].

October 18, 2009 “Esther part 2″ – [Esther 5-10].

October 11, 2009

“Baptismal Love” – [1 John 4:7-21].

October 04, 2009 “Esther part 1″ – [Esther 1-4].

September 27, 2009

“When those for Jesus are against him” – [Mark 9:30-41].

September 06, 2009 “On the Precipice of Prejudice” – [Proverbs 22; James 2:1-17; Mark 7:24-37].

August 30, 2009 “A Warning to Good Religious Folk: God is Very Very BIG” – [Mark 6:53-7:1-23].

August 23, 2009 “Call to Armour” – [Ephesians 6:1-10].

August 16, 2009 “Offended by Jesus” – [John 6].

July 26, 2009 “Feeding the 5000 by Jennifer Manis” – [Mark 6:30-56].

July 19, 2009 “Feeding the 5000 by Dr Gilbert Lawrence” – [Mark 6:30-56].

July 12, 2009 “To Please God or self, that is the Question” – [Mark 6:14-29].

July 05, 2009 “Hometown Hostility and Mission Vulnerability” – [Mark 6:1-13].

June 28, 2009 “The Free and Equal Healthcare of Jesus” – [Mark 5:21-43].

June 21, 2009 “The Stormy Journey to the Other Side” – [Mark 4:35-41].

June 14, 2009 “The Transition of Power – Saul to David” – [1 Samuel 15:34-16:13].

June 07, 2009 “When Death Marks Time” – [Isaiah 6:1-8].

May 24, 2009 “Pulled into Prayer” – [John 17:1-19].

May 17, 2009 “Abide in this Text” – [John 15:1-17].

May 10, 2009 “Mother Mary and Money Matters” – [Luke 1:46-55].

April 26, 2009 “See my Hands and Feet” – [Luke 24: 36-48].

April 19, 2009 “The Dream of Unity” – Sermon by Dr. Gilbert Lawrence. [Ps.133, Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:2-2:2, John 20:19-31].

April 12, 2009 “The Silent Resurrection”. [Mark 16:1-8]. – with references to: Morton Kelsey, James L Mays, John B. Rogers Jr, John Masefield and Thomas Long.

April 10, 2009 “Good Friday – We are a Cross Manufacturing People”. [Mark 15].

Good Friday Sermon – A Cross Manaufacturing People. Click to download PDF version

April 08, 2009 “Holy Week – Jesus Betrayed”. [Mark 14:1-21].

April 07, 2009 “Holy Week – Jesus Annointed by an Unnamed Woman”. [Mark 14:1-9].

April 06, 2009 “Holy Week – Jesus at Simon the Leper’s House”. [Mark 14:1-3].

April 05, 2009 “Palm Sunday in an Election Year”. [Mark 11 and Phil. 2]. – strong reliance on Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan’s Book: The Last Week.

March 22, 2009 “Living Life in response to God’s Liberating Love”. [Numbers 21 and John3].

March 15, 2009 “Freedom Charter – The Ten Commandments”. [Exodus 20 and Psalm 19] – Sermon is strongly reliant on the Exodus commentaries by T Fretheim and W Brueggemann.

March 08, 2009 “Propelled by Promise into a Pilgrimage of Faith. [Genesis 17]”

March 01, 2009 “Noah’s Ark – The Disarmament of God. [Genesis 6-9]”

Feb 25, 2009 “Ash Wednesday Reflection”

Feb 15, 2009 “Naaman and Enemy Healing Love”

Feb 08, 2009 “A Day in the Life of Jesus”

Feb 01, 2009 “Covenant Committment”

Feb 01, 2009 “In Partnership with Father and Son Unlimited”

Jan 25, 2009 “Alan’s Induction Service by Rev. Yevette Moses”

Jan 18, 2009 “God is always up to something”

Jan 11, 2009 “The Voice of God and our Identity”

Jan 04, 2009 “A king’s King”

Dec 28, 2008 “Four Inspiring People”

Dec 28, 2008 (pdf 94kb) “Four Inspiring People”

Christmas Day (pdf 126kb) “Jesus is God’s Answer to a Bad Reputation” Alan Walker