Our next monthly All-Ages’ Worship Service will be on Sunday 5 November at 9am at St Matthew’s Georgetown. Our theme will be – The Bible: God’s Story and our Story. It’s all about moving beyond Sunday School stories and getting a
There are two small differences in Matthew’s story of the Last Supper. Judas asks, “Is it I, Lord?” Jesus would have been extremely tempted to rescue Judas from what he’d got himself into, and preserve the unity of the group.
This parable contains some astonishing numbers – how did a servant rack up a debt of $8 billion dollars? (That’s how much 10,000 talents is in current Australian dollars.) The lesson of the parable is clear – forgive as we have
What’s in a name? And what does God’s name have to do with idolatry? And why does Jesus give Peter such a roasting in our passage from Matthew? It’s all about God’s name. But this God isn’t defined by a name.
Our next Christian Men’s Breakfast is on Saturday 14 October at 7.30 am for a 7.45 am start. Our guest speaker will be Phil Ashley-Brown who works works with 48 regional ABC radio stations to improve the quality of their programs. In 2012 Phil
We often find it difficult to be grateful. But Jesus thanked God before he created enough food for more than 5000 people. Why did Jesus say thank you? And why do we say thank you? What are we really saying
At the beginning of Matthew’s gospel Jesus is described as “the son of David, the son of Abraham”. So how do we get from a Jewish Messiah, to a worldwide religion? Chapters 14, 15 and 16 of Matthew’s gospel form the
St Matthew’s has a played a small but unique role in the story of the restoration of Newcastle’s precious Birdwood Flag. It begins with the story of a a woman called Dora Sparke. Dora was a very active member of
The kingdom of God is like [Ctrl] + z. Or [Cmd] + z if you’re using a Mac computer. What is a parable anyway? Why did Jesus tell them? And why didn’t people seem to understand what Jesus was saying? God’s Kingdom is
“Who do people say that I am?… Who do you say that I am?” We usually focus on the second of the two questions Jesus asked, and we often answer it by using CS Lewis’s formula of “Liar, Lunatic, or