Following the energy of spirit

SERMON Sunday 22 August 2021 1 Kings 8.22-30, 8.41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6.10-20 John 6.56-69 Following the energy of Spirit                                     ©Suzanne Grimmett I don’t know of you have ever had that experience of being at a party or picnic or conference and been part of a group conversation which had become heavy or difficult, … Read more

Bread And…  

1 Kings 19:4-8 | Ps 34:1-8 | Eph 4:17-5:2 | John 6:35, 41-51 Jeni Nix What do you think of when you hear the word ‘bread’? A crunchy, crusty loaf fresh from the early morning trip to the bakery? That piece of toast you always enjoy under your lashings of butter and honey? The mouth-watering … Read more

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

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

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

Write your own ending

Feast of the Ascension Acts 1.1-11 Ephesians 1.15-23 Mark 16.15-20 Write your own ending                                       ©Suzanne Grimmett Are you the kind of person who likes a story to have a proper ending? Someone who likes the ‘i’s’ dotted and the ‘t’s’ crossed? If this is you, then you might find some movies probably are irritating … Read more

When the Poison is the Cure

Fourth Sunday in Lent 13 March 2021 Numbers 21.4-9 Psalm 107.1-3, 17-22      Ephesians 2.1-10     John 3.14-21 When the poison is the cure                                                                 ©Suzanne Grimmett “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, … Read more

Falling in love with solid ground

SERMON Sunday 3 January, The Epiphany of our Lord Isaiah 60.1-6 Psalm 72.1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3.1-12 Matthew 2.1-12 Falling in love with solid ground                                                ©Suzanne Grimmett The turning of a new year can see us looking back to reflect on the one that has past and looking forward to the year that lies before us. … Read more

You lead me to follow love’s way

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Fourth Sunday of Lent  22 March 2020  1 Samuel 16.1-13  Psalm 23  Ephesians 5.8-14  John 9.1-41  You lead me to follow love’s way…. ©Suzanne Grimmett  Who is to blame?  When human beings become frightened or anxious, where there is suffering or  when things we love are lost and what … Read more