Unimaginable Abundance

2 Samuel 11.1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3.14-21 John 6.1-21 Sunday 25 July, 2021 Unimaginable abundance                                  ©Suzanne Grimmett When we come to the day when we are celebrating the completion of the work on the roof, I will begin by saying that the story of King David walking around on his own roof and espying … Read more

So then…

8th Sunday after Pentecost July 18thSt Andrew’s Indooroopilly Richard Browning Readings: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a and Psalm 89:20-37 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56 Key Concept:Lean in and allow; ‘undergo’ and become. Guiding question:Who are your teachers? Gospel Message:In Christ, the dividing wall is ended, there is a new and singular humanity. Prayer:O God help us become … Read more

Death of John the Baptist

2 Samuel 6.1-5, 12b-19 Ps 24 Ephesians 1.1-14 Mark 6.14-29 Sermon by Lauren Martin Is it just me, or have any of you ever wondered why in the Gospel Mark the author decided to place the remembering of John the Baptist’s death between the sending out and the coming in of the Twelve disciples? Jesus … Read more

The edge

5th Sunday after Trinity  June 27th   St Andrew’s Indooroopilly Fr Richard Browning Readings: First reading and Psalm  2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 Second reading  2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Gospel  Mark 5:21-43 Key image/movement:  Moving towards the threshold. Reaching out with empty hands.  Prayer: O Christ for whom we search, our help when all help is … Read more

Whatever it is that keeps widening your heart

1 Samuel 17.57-18.5 Psalm 9.9-20 2 Corinthians 5.6-10, 5.14-17 Mark 4.35-41 Whatever it is that keeps widening your heart                                   ©Suzanne Grimmett Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith? These words on Jesus’ lips in the midst of the stormy sea might prompt us to ask ourselves the same questions. Where do you find … Read more

We believe in one God…

We believe in one God… 5 June 2021 4th Sunday of Easter 1 Samuel 8.4-11, 16-20; 11.14-15 Psalm 138 2 Corinthians 4.13-5.1 Mark 3.20-35 ©Lauren Martin We as Christians share in the belief that it is through Jesus Christ that we have the forgiveness of sins. The bonds of sin and death have ended! In … Read more

What is love?

SERMON  Evensong  Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Month Sunday 30 May St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane ©Suzanne Grimmett “I want to know what love is” was the cry of the 1984 soft rock ballad by Foreigner which became an instant hit, perhaps because it voiced the disappointment and confusion of so many. On an evening … Read more

Trinity Sunday

May 30th St Andrew’s Indooroopilly Fr Richard Browning Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 Key image or metaphor: St Andrew’s Crucifix Clue for spiritual practice:             Don’t bring an assertion (‘we know’).                         Live a question instead. Intellectual proposition: Knowing is not a head thing, it is a lived thing. Unless it costs, … Read more

Risking the horizons of possibility

SERMON Pentecost Sunday 23 May 2021 Acts 2.1-21 Psalm 104.26-36 Romans 8.22-27 John 15.26-27; 16.4b-15 Risking the horizons of possibility                                                 ©Suzanne Grimmett Sometimes, I have to go looking for poetry. Sometimes, if I am not going to serve up from the pulpit a bland reconstruction of the texts with a bit of historical criticism … Read more