St. John’s Diamond Creek Sermons

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

The Heart of Life - Our Relationship with Ourselves

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Our series on 'The Heart of Life' and the book of Leviticus continues with a reflection on the meaning of the 'purity laws' of the Old Testament. Tim Johnson looks at Leviticus 20:22-26, God's call for his people to be holy as he is holy, how this worked out in their lives, and what it looks like for Christians to make of ourselves a place where God can live.

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The Heart of Life - Our Relationship with God

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We continue our 'Heart of Life' series this week, starting to look at the book of Leviticus. We consider the opening chapter of Leviticus, and the sacrificial system it describes. This shows us how we can think about putting our relationship with God at the centre of our lives, with practices of repentance and thanksgiving.

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The Heart of Life - Introducing Leviticus

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This is the first in our new series called 'The Heart of Life', where we think about how we can put God at the centre of our lives in practical ways. We will be looking at the book of Leviticus, a strange and difficult book of the Old Testament, which is probably the least favourite book of the Bible for many Christians. But it contains many images and concepts that make sense of the coming of Jesus. Kirk Mackenzie starts off the series by looking at Hebrews 8, where the 'shadow' of Jesus in the Old Testament is discussed.

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2017 Combined Launch Service - Our Calling as Christians

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We began the first Term of the year together with a combined service, reflecting on our calling as Christians. Tim Johnson gave an interactive retelling of the calling of the first disciples in Luke 5:1-11.

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The Early Years of Jesus - Jesus’ Baptism

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For our final sermon in the 'Early Years of Jesus' series, Kirk Mackenzie looks at Luke 3:21-22, the short but significant story of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist. This story shows us more about who Jesus was, and how we can understand our own relationship to God the Father.

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