St James Anglican Church, Dandenong
01/12 Get ready for the coming of the Lord - Isaiah 2:1-5; Matt. 24; Rom. 13

01/12 Get ready for the coming of the Lord - Isaiah 2:1-5; Matt. 24; Rom. 13

December 3, 2019

On this first Sunday in Advent, our readings remind and warn us to be ready by putting aside the deeds of darkness and receiving the light of Christ. Jesus offers a kingdom worth preparing for. So what does it mean for you to get ready and prepare for Christ’s coming?

24-11 Feast of Christ the King - Luke 23: 33-43

24-11 Feast of Christ the King - Luke 23: 33-43

November 26, 2019

Rev Graeme Peters preaches on What sort of King will Jesus be and what will his kingdom be like?

 

1. His Coronation: Mockery and rejection.

2. His Kingship: He came to serve and to die for our Salvation.

3. His Kingdom: Here, but still coming.

17/11 Change and Uncertainty in our midst - Luke 21: 5-19

17/11 Change and Uncertainty in our midst - Luke 21: 5-19

November 19, 2019

Rev Jeremy Watson preaches on Change and Uncertainty in our midst - So Beware and Endure.  Much change and uncertainty will continue for Jesus’ disciples, as the church is persecuted and scattered to the ends of the earth. But amidst change, difficulty, trials and opposition, we can hold onto Jesus and his kingdom: ‘For by your endurance, you will gain your souls’ (21:19).

10/11 Do you believe in the resurrection power of God? - Luke 20: 27-40

10/11 Do you believe in the resurrection power of God? - Luke 20: 27-40

November 10, 2019

Rev Jeremy Watson preaches on DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION POWER OF GOD? It might seem hard to believe that God can transform our weary, fragile, ordinary lives. The Sadducees in Jesus’ day also doubted God’s power to transform, to the extent that they did not even believe in a future resurrection age. 

3/11 God’s upside down Kingdom - Luke 6: 20-31

3/11 God’s upside down Kingdom - Luke 6: 20-31

November 5, 2019

Rev Graeme Peters preaches on GOD’S UPSIDE-DOWN KINGDOM

Jesus inaugurating the kingdom of God on earth with his coming. His teachings were like a kingdom manifesto, what does it mean to live in his kingdom? Jesus said, "Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another". 

 

 

27/10 Let the little children come to Jesus – Luke 18: 15-30

27/10 Let the little children come to Jesus – Luke 18: 15-30

October 29, 2019

Our vicar Graeme Peters preaches from Luke 18.15-30, let the little children come to Jesus.

20/10 Pray to God in confidence & humility - Luke 18: 1-14

20/10 Pray to God in confidence & humility - Luke 18: 1-14

October 22, 2019

Our vicar Graeme Peters preaches from Luke 18:1-14 on confidence & humility. Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. 

13/10 Be open (& grateful) for Jesus’ healing - Luke 17: 11-19

13/10 Be open (& grateful) for Jesus’ healing - Luke 17: 11-19

October 12, 2019

Our vicar Graeme Peters preaches for the first time at St James from Luke 17:11-19, Jesus' healing of the ten lepers. While ten are cured of their skin disease, only one - an unlikely Samaritan - returns to Jesus to thank him and begin a relationship. We too are to be open to the faith of the outsider, recognising that Jesus' mercy is available to all.

06/10 Let God’s grace melt your anger - Jonah 4

06/10 Let God’s grace melt your anger - Jonah 4

October 10, 2019

God's grace and compassion are able to change our heart, even though we, like Jonah, can be slow learners. Yet we have even more knowledge and experience of God's grace than Jonah, for we can look to Jesus, whom the unlikely prophet Jonah is a sign.

29/09 Trust God for mission and repentance - Jonah 3

29/09 Trust God for mission and repentance - Jonah 3

September 28, 2019

Jonah 3 provides examples for both heeding God's call into mission (as Jonah preaches to Ninevah) and of repentance (as all of Ninevah turns away from violent and wicked deeds). Given what Christ has achieved, how much more can a Christian trust God for mission and to live a life of repentance as God enables by his grace.