St. John’s Diamond Creek Sermons

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

The Kingdom of God is Like…A Drift Net

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Our series on Jesus’s parables of the Kingdom from Matthew 13 closes with a look at the parable of the ‘drift net’, and Kirk Mackenzie considers how we face the challenge and comfort of the judgement of God.

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The Kingdom of God is Like…A Hidden Treasure

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Among Jesus’s parables of the Kingdom of God are two that characterise the kingdom as a treasure that is worth seeking. Tim Johnson considers the parables of the treasure in the field and the precious pearl as they challenge us about what we truly value. From Matthew 13:44-46.

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The Kingdom of God is Like…A Mustard Seed

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In our third ‘parable of the Kingdom’, Jesus explains how the kingdom of God grows from small beginnings, and how God works with ordinary people to have a great impact on the world. From Matthew 13:31-34.

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The Kingdom of God is Like…Wheat & Weeds

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In the second sermon in our series on Jesus’s parables of the Kingdom, Andrew Bowles considers the parable of the Wheat and the Weeds in Matthew 13:24-30 &36-40. This parable gives us insight into how we can understand the classic ‘Problem of Evil’ from the perspective of God’s Kingdom.

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The Kingdom of God is Like…Different Soils

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We began our first Term together this year with the start of a series on Jesus’s parables of the Kingdom. Tim Johnson considers the famous ‘Parable of the Sower’, about the different responses that people make to the Word of God. From Matthew 13:1-23.

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