Luke 18:9-14 The Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector

1 Oct 2017 – John Reid talks today on The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector. With this parable Jesus gets us to examine ourselves, to really ask ourselves who we are most like – the Pharisee or the Tax Collector? The answer may surprise you.

SEED Project – changing our culture to fit God’s purposes

24 September 2017

Matt Elkan reflects on Genesis 1:24-2:3 and Revelation 21:9-27 and asks us to consider:

  • What cultural circles do you inhabit
  • What influence do yo have in the circles you inhabit
  • What sort of influence are you on your culture

CEO of SEED, John Beckett, explains that the Seed Project is an initiative to Discover Purpose and Create Change in our culture.  It aims to help individuals and organizations create change in society that aligns with God’s purposes.

Rebecca and Lisa presented an overview of the EVE Project – which is one of the first projects to be supported by SEED.  EVE seeks to assist women subjected to domestic violence and re-engage them into the community. Utilizing a wholefoods cafe offering transition through micro supporting business, referrals coming from a broad range of community support groups, jobs are defined by skills rather than traditional need.

Daina Cunningham presented an overview of the InCidental Project – which is changing architecture to align with God’s purposes.

Luke 18: 1-8 The Parable of the Persistent Widow

17 September 2017: Luke 18:1-8 The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Does God answer prayer, change things through prayer and change us through prayer? John Reid answers these questions and reveals how this parable is not about prayer in general (although we are encouraged to pray) – it is about final vindication.

Luke 16:1-15 The Parable of the Dishonest Manager

10 September 2017

Luke 16:1-15 The Parable of the Dishonest Manager

Economic for everyone

Economics for the wealth landowner

Economics for the arrogant manager

The new economics of God’s Kingdom

  • Commended for dishonesty?
  • Commended for being shrewd

The coming crisis

Kingdom economics

  • Our management opportunity will end soon
  • We can enjoy heaven more by being generous now
  • Don’t let the lies imprison you

Luke 15:1-10 The Parables of the Lost Sheep & Lost Coin

27 August 2017 – Rob Chambers delivers his first sermon at Mona Vale Anglican on the Parables of the lost sheep and lost coin.

He poses the questions:

  1. Are you aware that you could be lost for ever?
  2. How can you cause rejoicing in heaven?
  3. The reason why Jesus is called a good shepherd
  4. Do you have assurance that you have been saved?