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Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia
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Sermons 2009

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New Year & Epiphany

Epiphany Sunday
4 January
Arise, shine, for your light has come
Isaiah 60:1-6
Pastor Stephen van der Hoek (Guest preacher)
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Epiphany 1
11 January
You are my beloved child
Mark 1:9-11
Pastor David Christian
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Epiphany 2
18 January
Come and see Jesus
John 1:29-31
Pastor David Christian
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Epiphany 3
25 January
The time has come
Mark 1:14-20
Dr Dean Zweck (ALC lecturer)
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Epiphany 4 (9am: ALC installation)
1 February
Praise for God
Psalm 111
Dr Mike Semmler (LCA President)
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Epiphany 4
1 February
When Jesus came
Mark 1:21-28
Pastor David Christian
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Harvest Thanksgiving
8 February
Kingdom living
Matthew 6:25-33
Pastor David Christian
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Epiphany 6
15 February
Jesus heals
Mark 1:40-45
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Transfiguration
22 February
How do I see God?
Mark 9:2-9
Pastor David Christian
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Lent

Ash Wednesday
25 February
He emptied himself
Philippians 2:5-11
Pastor David Christian
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Lent 2
8 March
Losing your life to save it
Mark 8:35,36
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Lent 3
15 March
Jesus cleans up the temple
John 2:13-22
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Lenten Service
18 March
Behold your son/mother
John 19:26-27
Pastor David Christian
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Lent 4
22 March
Life before death
John 3:14-21
Pastor David Christian
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Lenten Service
25 March
Forsaken?
Mark 15:33-34
Pastor Stephen Pietsch (ALC lecturer)
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Lent 5
29 March
Life after burial
John 12:20-33
Pastor Stephen Pietsch
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Palm Sunday
5 April
Coming and going
Mark 11:1-11
Pastor David Christian
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Maundy Thursday
9 April
Thirsting for God
John 19:28
Ben Pfeiffer (ALC pastoral ministry student)
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Good Friday
10 April
Perfect trust
Luke 23:46
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Easter

Easter Sunday
12 April
Mary
John 20:1-18
Pastor David Christian
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Easter 2
19 April
Peace be with you
John 20:19
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Easter 3
26 April
We are witnesses
Luke 24:48
Pastor David Christian
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Easter 4 (Good Shepherd)
3 May
The Good Shepherd
John 10:11
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Easter 5
10 May
Love one another
1 John 4:7-21
Pastor David Christian
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Ascension
21 May
Ascension
Luke 24:50-53
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Easter 7
24 May
Living lovingly in a world of hate
John 17
Pastor David Christian
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Pentecost

Holy Trinity
7 June
No condemnation
John 3:17
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Pentecost 2 (Proper 6)
14 June
The kingdom is like a seed that grows
Mark 4:26-29
Pastor David Christian
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Pentecost 3 (Proper 7)
21 June
Jesus brings peace and calm
Mark 4:41
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Pentecost 4 (Proper 8)
28 June
A lot to lose - a lot more to gain
Mark 5.21-43
Pastor David Christian
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Pentecost 5 (Proper 9)
5 July
God’s grace in our weakness
2 Corinthians 12:9
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Pentecost 6 (Proper 10)
12 July
Heavenly places
Ephesians 1:3-14
Pastor Stephen Pietsch (ALC lecturer)
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Pentecost 7 (Proper 11)
19 July
The Good Shepherd
Psalm 23
Ben Pfeiffer (ALC pastoral ministry student)
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Pentecost 8 (Proper 12)
26 July
Our deepest desire
Psalm 145:16, 18-19
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Pentecost 10 (Proper 14)
9 August
Be imitators of God
Ephesians 4:17-5:2
Pastor David Christian
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Pentecost 12 (Proper 16)
23 August
It’s hard to be a Christian
Ephesians 6:10-20
Pastor David Christian
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Pentecost 13 (Proper 17)
30 August
Givers and takers
James 1:17-27
Pastor David Christian
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Pentecost 15 (Proper 19)
13 September
God loves you and has a difficult plan for your life
Mark 8:27-38
Pastor David Christian
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Pentecost 16 (Proper 20)
20 September
Who is the greatest?
Mark 9:35b-37
Pastor Simon Cooper
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St Michael & All Angels
27 September
Spiritual warfare
Revelation 12:10,11
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Pentecost 18 (Proper 22)
4 October
The kingdom of God is like a party
Mark 10:13-16
Pastor David Christian
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Pentecost 19 (Proper 23)
11 October
The kingdom of God is like a treasure
Mark 10:17-31
Pastor David Christian
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Pentecost 20 (Proper 24)
18 October
Our Servant King
Isaiah 53:2b-3,5
Pastor Simon Cooper
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Reformation
25 October
Free indeed
John 8:34-36
Pastor Simon Cooper
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All Saints
1 November
No more crying, Lord
John 8:34-36
Pastor David Christian
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Pentecost 24 (Proper 28)
15 November
When everything crashes
Mark 13:1-8
Pastor David Christian
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Last Sunday of the Church Year
22 November
Different kind of king-dom
John 18:33-37
Pastor David Christian
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Advent & Christmas

Advent 1
29 November
How to live when the kingdom is near
1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Pastor David Christian
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Advent 2
6 December
Preparing people to meet Jesus
Philippians 1:3-11
Pastor David Christian
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Advent 3
13 December
The God who sings
Zephaniah 3:14-20
Pastor David Christian
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Christmas Eve
24 December
He came down to earth from heaven
Luke 2:1-20
Pastor David Christian
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Christmas Day
25 December
Light and life he comes to bring
John 1:1-14
Pastor David Christian
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New Year's Eve
31 December
Another year of grace
Luke 13:6-9
Pastor David Christian
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