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July 18, 2022

THE COMING KING #1 - ”A Glimpse of the King” (1 Samuel 1:1-2:11)

Week 1 in our series in 1 Samuel.

1 Samuel 1:1-2:11

July 11, 2022

Radical Words of Jesus #2 - ”Turn The Other Cheek”(10 July 2022)

The second instalment in our holiday series for 2022, digging into some of the most radical things Jesus said.

Matthew 5:38-42

July 4, 2022

Radical Words of Jesus #1 - ”Love Your Enemies” (3 July 2022)

Part of our holiday series for 2022, digging into some of the most radical things Jesus said.

June 27, 2022

Galatians #8 - ”Two Ways to Live” (Galatians 6)

The final week in our series in Galatians.

(Galatians 6)

June 20, 2022

Galatians #7- ”Unnatural Acts” (Galatians 5:13-26)

Week 7 in our series in Galatians

Galatians 5:13-26

June 13, 2022

Galatians #6 - ”Slave or free?” (Galatians 4:12-5:12)

Week 6 in our series in Galatians.

Galatians 4:12-5:12

June 6, 2022

Galatians #5 - ”Turning Back The Clock?” (Galatians 3:19-4:11)

Week 5 from our series in Galatians.

Galatians 3:19-4:11

May 29, 2022

Galatians #4 - From Curse To Blessing (Galatians 3:1-18)

Galatians 3:1-18

May 23, 2022

Galatians #3 - Faith+anything=nothing (Galatians 2:11-21)

Unfortunately the recording is missing the first few minutes of the this talk.  See below for a transcript of the missing audio...


"The word hypocrite ultimately came into English from the Greek word hypokrites, which means “an actor” or “a stage player.” The Greek word itself is a compound noun: it’s made up of two Greek words that literally translate as “an interpreter from underneath.”

That bizarre compound makes more sense when you know that the actors in ancient Greek theatre wore large masks to mark which character they were playing, and so they interpreted the story from underneath their masks.


The Greek word took on an extended meaning to refer to any person who was wearing a figurative mask and pretending to be someone or something they were not.  This sense was taken into medieval French and then into English, where it showed up with its earlier spelling, hypocrite, in 13th-century religious texts to refer to someone who pretends to be morally good or pious in order to deceive others. (Hypocrite gained its initial h- by the 16th century.)


The sort equal way of saying it was play acting – a play actor was a hypocrite


There’s aways a bit of play acting. You know not really showing what’s going on. Maybe at school, work and as we heard in the Bible passage definitely in church.  Sometimes you just gotta do it. If the household needs you to be do something you don’t enjoy, you might play the role just get it done.


Perhaps at work you haven’t got time to go into long and serious discussions so when asked you say I’m fine. Then you wait until you’re with someone you can talk to.


We play act at church all the time I reckon. By smiling and saying G’day to someone we actually think ill of."


(Recording picks up here…)

May 16, 2022

Galatians #2 - Under Attack (Galatians 1:11-2:10)

The second talk from out series in Galatians.  Gal 1:11-2:10

Term 2, 2022

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