Anglican Church of Australia

Anglican Church Southern Queensland

Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

  • Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 25 May 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    In the joy of the Easter season, it is sometimes easy to forget that Jesus
    will leave the disciples again at the end of the fifty days. Even as we
    celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead, we know that the disciples
    will need to let go of the incarnated friend they have known. …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 25 May 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    This weekend we celebrate the 100 year anniversary of Bush Church Aid (BCA). BCA provides much need assistance to those who minister in the remote areas of our country. People who dedicate their lives to the mission field in these areas are provided with financial and prayer support. Our parish has always been very supportive of BCA and it is great to be able to mark this significant anniversary today. …

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  • Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 19 May 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    This passage introduces what is commonly called the “farewell discourse,” in which Jesus announces his impending death to his disciplines and offers both comfort and instructions for how they should behave when he is gone… (He – Jesus) emphasizes how his own followers shall be known: by their love for him, which mirrors his love for them. It is essential that the community of followers of Jesus demonstrate God’s love as a shining light for the world to see. …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 19 May 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    In our gospel reading today Jesus commands us to love one another as he loves us. The Oxford dictionary tells us that love is a noun. I prefer to see love as a verb—a ‘doing’ word. …

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  • Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 13 May 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Who is Jesus of Nazareth? It is a question that is at the very heart of our
    faith as Christians. Is Jesus the Messiah? We can hear this passage and
    rest assured that we have heard the voice of Jesus and so we follow him …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 13 May 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Our psalm for this Sunday is psalm 23. Probably one of the most well known
    psalms in the bible. It can remind us of the shepherding nature of Christ. …

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  • Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 03 May 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Simon Peter feels hurt that Jesus continues to ask if he loves him, and responds with, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you” (v. 17). Simon Peter implores upon Jesus that he knows him inside and out, so how could he not feel the enormity of his love? …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 03 May 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    In our gospel reading today we see Jesus preparing breakfast on the beach for his disciples. He has made the fire and bread and asks his companions to bring the fish. The disciples had fished all night without any success. It wasn’t until Jesus intervened that they were able to catch the fish they needed. …

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  • Reflections on the Gospel From Rev Scott Gunthorpe : 27 April 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    In the days after the Crucifixion, the apostles were in a locked room, hiding from their enemies and trying to figure out their next steps. Jesus suddenly appears to them, and rejoices, prays, and blesses them. But Thomas was away, perhaps running an errand, picking up the milk and bread. He missed out.
    Was he a “doubting Thomas?” …

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  • MUSINGS FROM REV. SCOTT GUNTHORPE : 27 April 2019 : Rev'd Scott Gunthorpe

    Over the past couple of months we have seen devastating attacks on places of worship around the world. … St George lived in a time of great conflict … There are even reports that he slayed a dragon! …

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