Weekly Gospel Reflections
Each Week, in the parish bulletin – The Tidings, the Gospel for the day, plus reflections is provided as a tool to further our understanding of the Gospel message.
Many of the Home-groups are now using this reflection as a basis for their study.
You are invited to join the ever-increasing number who take advantage of this tool.
May you be blessed as you reflect.
Thoughts, news and sermons from our Clergy and Missions
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 13 September 2019
This passage may be discomfiting for those who have worked hard to be righteous, but it is a balm to those who feel they’ve lost their way. Considering that each of us at some point will falter or feel lost, it is good news for all.
It harkens back to Jeremiah 50:6, …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 13 September 2019
Why do we worship? We worship to glorify God. We worship to build a stronger relationship with God and give thanks. We are to do the best job we without getting distracted by entertainment or impressing each other. …
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 07 September 2019
This requirement brings us back to Jeremiah’s words, “Turn now… amend
your ways and your doings.” Jesus is reminding those listening that it isn’t
possible to maintain the values of the dominant culture when making a
commitment to God’s vision for the world. …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 07 September 2019
As we approach the end of the year (I cant believe I am typing that) it is time to start looking at where we have been and where we are going. At our Parish Council meetings we are putting the Mission Action Plan discussion at the beginning of every agenda. Each month we will discuss a different factor, or section, of the Mission Action Plan that was developed by the parish.
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 17 August 2019
‘I came to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed! Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! … This fire is not the same as self-soothing techniques or self-actualization. You might lose yourself under its flames. These sparks ignite and spread in the landscape of the soul – coming through the deserts of our hearts, cleansing us from our sin and worldly allegiances. …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 17 August 2019
What kind of world are our children going to inherit? At the end of our gospel reading today Jesus talks about people being able to read the signs in the weather to tell what will happen. How well do we read the signs today? …
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 09 August 2019
Luke’s Gospel begins with a particular dedication to “Theophilus” (literally, “beloved of God”), in which the author writes of setting down “an orderly account of the events that have been fulfilled among us” (Luke 1:1). …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 09 August 2019
This week I have had the honour and privilege to spend time with my colleagues from the southern region at our annual conference. These conferences are designed to allow clergy to take time out of our normal routines and come together to learn and engage in fellowship. …
Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 27 July 2019
At times, we make prayer into something much more difficult than God intends it to be. In this passage from Luke’s gospel, we hear that Jesus’ disciples saw him praying and asked him to teach them how to pray. The prayer he taught them is one that we know and pray virtually every time we gather as a community to pray. The words may be so familiar to us that we overlook the simplicity of the petitions. …
MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 27 July 2019
… As we go about our daily lives my hope and prayer is that we don’t just offer prayer because it is easy. May we pray with intent and persistence. I am in the process of organising a workshop on ‘Praying in Anglican Ways’. Watch this space for upcoming dates.