The fourth in our series of four sermons on forgiveness. After a recap of the previous three sermons, Revd Bryce looks at John 21. It’s the story of how Peter is forgiven for denying he knew Jesus. The word “forgiveness”
The third in our series of four sermons on forgiveness. There’s a popular idea that everyone is ranked on a scale of goodness and as long as you’re over the 50% mark you’ll go to heaven. This idea is popular
The second in our series of four sermons on forgiveness. Is there really such a thing as an unforgiveable sin? The Christian writer C S Lewis said that Jesus was either a “Liar” (or an imposter), a “Lunatic”, or “Lord”.
The first in our series of four sermons on forgiveness. What is forgiveness, and how costly is it? Revd Bryce explains the meaning of the incredible numbers in Jesus’ parable in Matthew 18. These numbers don’t just tell us what
There are two important events on the St Matthew’s calendar in May. St Matthew’s Autumn Fete is on 8am-12noon Saturday 11 May. There’ll be a range of stalls including craft and handiwork, preserves, plants, homewares, books and CDs/records plus a
“The far right don’t want anyone to repent. Because repentance leads to thankfulness. Repentance leads to compassion. And repentance will stop us being resentful. They don’t want anyone to repent, because their ideology is totally allergic to thankfulness and compassion.
Lent is the name given to the period of 40 days leading up to Easter. Traditionally Christians have used this time as a period of reflection, recommitment and renewal. The “official” church colour for Lent is purple, which symbolises both royalty (Jesus
St Matthew’s is hosting a very special event this Easter. Journey into Easter is an interactive, multi-sensory worship experience designed to help us experience the events of Easter and Holy week in a fresh and powerful way. Whether you’re familiar
Bishop Peter Stuart will be at St Matthew’s on Sunday 3 March. He will be preaching and joining the parish for morning tea before meeting with Parish Council. We look forward to us all worshipping together on this special day.
Paul writes to the Corinthians encouraging them to be a unity. But Christian unity is not conformity – like the army forms people into a unit. Christians are members of a (single) body. Our different gifts are designed to build