Second Sunday of Advent: Peace that isn’t Passive

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Today is the second Sunday in Advent, the season that marks the start of the year in the Christian calendar. During this season, we give attention to the great advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love. Today is the Sunday of peace. This advent, we are being guided by Mary’s song of praise, the […]

Advent@Central: The Sunday of Hope

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Luke 1:26-33, 46-50 Today is the first in Advent, the start of the year in the Christian calendar. During this season, we give attention to the great advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love. Today is the Sunday of Hope. This advent, we are being guided by Mary’s song of praise, the Magnificat, recorded […]

The Fall of Jericho: Bringing God Glory through Obedience

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Today, we welcome our Carey Summer Pastoral Leadership student, Bryony Large. Bryony has completed her first year in the three year pastoral leadership diploma course at Carey. During the year, Bryony has been placed at Hillcrest Baptist in Hamilton. This morning, Bryony will share some of her story that led her to Carey; she will also […]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like the Generous Employer

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Matthew 20:1-16 This morning, we conclude our series looking at parables of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel that begin with the phrase ‘The kingdom of heaven is like……..’ The language of ‘kingdom’ presents challenges in our time; perhaps raising images of side-lined, ceremonial duties at best and patriarchal, oppressive domination at worse. But, for the original […]

The Kingdom of Heaven is like……The Two Debtors

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Matthew 18:21-35 This morning, we continue our series looking at parables of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel that begin with the phrase ‘The kingdom of heaven is like……..’ The language of ‘kingdom’ presents challenges in our time; perhaps raising images of side-lined, ceremonial duties at best and patriarchal, oppressive domination at worse. But, for the original […]