St. John’s Diamond Creek Sermons

Sermons from the preaching team at the Anglican Parish of Diamond Creek.

Rebuild - A Job for Everyone

Posted by stjohnsdiamondcreek in Nehemiah, Rebuild

This part of the story of Nehemiah is about the rebuilding of the gates of Jerusalem. We learn here about the meaning this can have for us, as we contemplate the 'ruins' in our lives and our world, and God's plans to make us part of his rebuilding effort.

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Rebuild - A City in Ruins

Posted by stjohnsdiamondcreek in Nehemiah, Rebuild

Our reflection this holidays on the story of Nehemiah begins with Nehemiah chapter 2, where as the cupbearer to the King, Nehemiah is faced with the challenge of how to be courageous enough to stand up for his people and their home city of Jerusalem.

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The Generous Life - Generous Giving

Posted by stjohnsdiamondcreek in The Generous Life, Luke

What does it mean to be generous with our money? Luke 21:1-4 has the story of a widow giving to the offerings in the Temple, and Jesus explains how this tests our ideas of financial generosity. Tim Johnson is the preacher for this final sermon in our series.

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The Generous Life - Generous Relationships

Posted by stjohnsdiamondcreek in The Generous Life, Luke

Our third sermon in the 'Generous Life' series considers Jesus's words about reconciliation and forgiveness in Luke 17:1-10, and how this relates to our generosity to others.

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The Generous Life - Generous Hospitality

Posted by stjohnsdiamondcreek in The Generous Life, Luke

In Luke 14:1-14, Jesus probes our attitudes towards hospitality, and unveils a new way of thinking about generosity - an open heart that gives to others out of the love we have received from God.

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