holy spirit

Making a Name for ourselves – Pentecost


Vicar Ed Shoesmith Sermon - The tower of Babel Now the whole world had one language and a common speech.  As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, ‘Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.’ They [...]

Making a Name for ourselves – Pentecost2022-06-15T10:27:55+09:30

Holy Spirit – Bondage Breaker


16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, [...]

Holy Spirit – Bondage Breaker2022-05-30T17:07:49+09:30

Not once, but always


Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise,  making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.  Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.  Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with [...]

Not once, but always2021-08-17T13:41:52+09:30



Sermon , Easter 6A, Sunday May 17, 2020. St Petri.   John 14:15-21 (13:33- 14:31)  13:33 ‘My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: where I am going, you cannot come.  34 ‘A new command I give you: love [...]


I Will Pour Out My Spirit – Stephen Schultz, Assistant Bishop for Mission


Pentecost Sermon - Sunday 9th June, St Petri Lutheran Church Stephen Schultz - Assistant Bishop for Mission "I will Pour Out My Spirit" Acts 2:1-21 When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house [...]

I Will Pour Out My Spirit – Stephen Schultz, Assistant Bishop for Mission2019-06-09T22:49:48+09:30

Unpredictable, Surprising, Unexpected


Audio Sermon by Dr Noel Due St Petri - Sunday 26th May   Easter 6C "God's church doesn't have a mission.  God's mission has a church." Acts 16:6-15 Paul’s vision of the man of Macedonia 6 Paul and his companions travelled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching [...]

Unpredictable, Surprising, Unexpected2019-05-26T18:03:31+09:30

Go with what you know


  Sermon, Easter 5B Sunday April 29, 2018, St Petri Acts 8:26-40 26 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” 27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a] eunuch, an important official in charge of all [...]

Go with what you know2018-04-29T16:44:19+09:30



Sermon 2nd Sunday after Pentecost Sunday June 7, 2015. St Petri Mark 3:20-35 20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. 21 When his family[a] heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, [...]


Truth Spirit


Sermon Pentecost Day Sunday May 24, 2015, St Petri John 15:26,27; 16:4b-15 26 “When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father—the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father—he will testify about me. 27 And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the [...]

Truth Spirit2015-05-24T17:01:43+09:30

The Ordinary is not Mediocre


"Changing the world" (emphasis mine) can be a way of actually avoiding the opportunities we have every day, right where God has placed us, to glorify and enjoy him and to enrich the lives of others". (Michael Horton, 'Ordinary - Sustainable faith in a radical, restless world', p15-16). In the Valley of the dry bones, [...]

The Ordinary is not Mediocre2015-05-04T08:02:12+09:30
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