Mar 8

Jesus echoes the opening lines of psalm 22 when he is dying on the cross. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

The psalm conveys struggle and passion, it invokes God’s story and memory, and ultimately finds its way to rejoicing again. We reflect on these transitions and whay lament is important as way to find the story of God with us.

Sermon March 8th, 2009 (pdf)

Mar 1

In the story of Noah, God concludes by offering the rainbow as a sign of promise. The rainbow is a reminder that flood will never again destroy the earth. More importantly, the rainbow is a reminder of God reaching out to us. God initiates a covenant (a relationship of promise) with Noah and the distance between a God high above and humans down below dissolves.

We may continue to struggle with floods and bushfires, but God’s love continues as God remains in close relationship to all living creatures.

Sermon 1st March, 2009 (pdf)