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Sermons from July 2019

Persistence in Prayer

Luke 11:1-13                                                            South Yarra Baptist Church 28thJuly 2019 A little boy was saying his prayers with his mother at bedtime. “Dear Lord, please bless Mummy and Daddy, and DEAR GOD, PLEASE GIVE ME A NEW BICYCLE!!”  Said his mother, a little taken aback, “Darling, God’s not deaf.” The little boy replied, “I know, Mum, but Grandma’s in the lounge…

Healing and humility – Naaman and the servant girl

The lectionary reading I’ve decided to focus on today is the reading from 2 Kings 5:1-14. I’ll be honest I chose this passage because of its unfamiliarity. Because of its strangeness. In undergrad I studied anthropology, the study of cultures, be it subcultures within our own culture or cultures more foreign. There’s a saying in anthropology that describes much of what the…