The Joy of Being a Nobody from Nowheresville

SERMON Sunday 10 January 2021 The Baptism of our Lord Genesis 1.1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19.1-7 Mark 1.4-11 The joy of being a nobody from nowheresville                                            ©Suzanne Grimmett “The birthday of the god was for the world the beginning of the joyful messages which have gone forth because of him” Sounds like something we … Read more

Mothering prophets

SERMON   St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Sunday 16 August 2020  Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost   Genesis 45.1-15   Psalm 133   Romans 11.13-32   Matthew 15.10-28  Mothering prophets ©Suzanne Grimmett Jesus of Nazareth had the kind of presence that made those who felt lost,  excluded, guilty or condemned flock to him. This begs the question, why  does the church … Read more

When losing the way is the way

SERMON   St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly    Genesis 37.1-4, 37.12-28   Psalm 105.1-6, 105.16-22   Romans 10.4-15   Matthew 14.22-36   Sunday 9 August 2020   When losing the way is the way ©Suzanne Grimmett  T.E Lawrence, better known by many as Laurence of Arabia, wrote in Seven Pillars  of Wisdom about his state of mind the night before … Read more

Recalibrating desire

SERMON   Sunday 26 July, 2020  St Andrew’s Church of Indooroopilly   Genesis 28.10-19a   Psalm 105.1-11   Romans 8.12-25   Matthew 13.44-58  Recalibrating desire ©Suzanne Grimmett A person who is not at home with inward things does not know what God  is. It is just like a man who has wine in his cellar and, having neither  … Read more

The Banality of Evil

SERMON   St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly   Sunday 19th July  Genesis 28.10-19a   Psalm 139.1-11, 139.23-24   Romans 8.12-25  Matthew 13.24-43  The Banality of Evil ©Suzanne Grimmett  Hannah Arendt, reflecting on 1962 trial of the Nazi leader Adolf  Eichmann, commented that “the lesson that this long course in human  wickedness had taught us…is of the fearsome, word-and-thought … Read more

Loopholes of hope

SERMON   Sunday 12 July 2020  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Genesis 25.19-34  Psalm 119.105-112  Romans 8.1-11  Matthew 13.1-9, 13.18-23   Loopholes of hope ©Suzanne Grimmett  On his deathbed, or so the story goes, actor and comedian WC  Fields was seen to be reading the Bible. When a friend asked in  surprise what he was doing, he … Read more

No more of this, no more of this. Remember me.

SERMON  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Sunday 28 June 2020  Genesis 22.1-14  Psalm 13  Romans 6.12-23  Matthew 10.40-42  No more of this, no more of this. Remember me. ©Suzanne Grimmett  If there were a competition for the nastiest story in the Bible, this one we have  heard today from Genesis- the near sacrifice by Abraham … Read more

A God who sees, a God who hears

SERMON  Sunday 21 June 2020  St Andrew’s Parish of Indooroopilly  Genesis 21.8-21  Psalm 86.1-10, 16-17  Romans 6.1-11  Matthew 10.24-39  A God who sees, a God who hears ©Suzanne Grimmett It has felt to me lately like there has been a shift in the universe.   It has felt like many things which have been oppressive but … Read more

Unity and community need more than a Babel fish

SERMON  Day of Pentecost  9 June 2019  Genesis 11.1-9  Psalm 104.26-36  Acts 2.1-21  John 14.8-17  Unity and community need more than a Babel fish. ©The Rev’d Sue Grimmett  “The Babel fish”, writes Douglas Adams in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to  the Galaxy, “is small, yellow, leech-like – and probably the oddest  thing in the universe. It … Read more