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Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia
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Sermons 2011

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New Year & Epiphany

Christmas 2
2 January
Using God's blessings
Ephesians 1:3-14
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Epiphany 1
9 January
Jesus, Gods divine agent of justice
Isaiah 42:1-9
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Epiphany 2
16 January
The heart of the Church: Gods forgiveness
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Epiphany 3
23 January
The Gospel: the power of God
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Epiphany 4
30 January
Poor in the Spirit
Matthew 5:3
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Epiphany 5
6 February
False and true fasting
Isaiah 58:1-9a
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Epiphany 6
13 February
Giving favours
Luke 17:11-19
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Epiphany 7
20 February
Maturity of Spirit through Christ
Matthew 5:38-48
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Epiphany 8
27 February
Christ's compassionate ministry
Matthew 9:35-38
Dr Douglas Rutt

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Transfiguration
6 March
Hear the Word of Jesus
Matthew 17:1-9
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Lent

Lent 1
13 March
Jesus the conqueror
Matthew 4:1-11
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Lent 2
20 March
God wins our trust
John 3:1-17
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Lent 3
27 March
The eternal Spring of Life
John 4:5-42
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Lent 4
3 April
Weakenesses as a path to holiness
John 9:1-41
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Lent 5
10 April
The antidote to despair and death
John 11:1-45
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Palm Sunday
17 April
Beyond our shame stands Jesus
Matthew 21:1-11; Philippians 2:5-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Easter

Easter Sunday
24 April
Do not be afraid...He is risen
Matthew 28:1-10
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Easter 2
1 May
Our Lords forgiveness and love holds us together
John 20:19-31
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Easter 3
8 May
The Holy Spirit enlightens us through his gifts
Luke 24:13-35
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Easter 4 (Good Shepherd)
15 May
Jesus: the Good Shepherd
Psalm 23
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Easter 5
22 May
Bound in unity through Christ Jesus
John 14:1-14
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Easter 6
29 May
Love Jesus and keep His commands
John 14:15-21
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Easter 7
5 June
Cast your anxieties on God because he cares for you
1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost

Pentecost
12 June
Gifts of the Spirit
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Holy Trinity
19 June
The Triune God creates the world through his word
Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Commemoration of the Augsburg Confession
26 June
Making the good confession
Matthew 10:26-33
Dr Dean Zweck (ALC lecturer)

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Pentecost 3 (Proper 9)
3 July
The struggle of the sinner-saint
Romans 7:15-25a
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 4 (Proper 10)
10 July
False prophets and false words
Jeremiah 28:5-9
Sean McMaughan (ALC pastoral ministry student)

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Pentecost 5 (Proper 11)
17 July
Our future glory is beyond compare
Romans 8:12-25
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 6 (Proper 12)
24 July
Praying with the Holy Spirit
Romans 8:26-27
Pastor Stephen Pietsch

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Pentecost 7 (Proper 13)
31 July
An invitation to the thirsty
Isaiah 55:1-5
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 8 (Proper 14)
7 August
The Kingdom of Heaven
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Sean McMaughan (ALC pastoral ministry student)

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Pentecost 9 (Proper 15)
14 August
Beggars waiting for God's scraps
Matthew 15:21-28
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 10 (Proper 16)
21 August
A New life in Christ
Romans 12:1-8
Dr Jeff Silcock

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Pentecost 11 (Proper 17)
28 August
Living in love
Romans 12:9-21
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 12 (Proper 18)
4 September
God shares His grace with all; including the lost
Jonah 3:10-4:11
Pastor Stephen Pietsch

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Pentecost 13 (Proper 19)
11 September
Forgiveness given and received
Matthew 18:21-35
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 14 (Proper 20)
18 September
God, the giver of gifts
Matthew 20:1-16
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 15 (Proper 21)
25 September
Recognising the Fathers voice
Matthew 21:23-32
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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St Michael and All Angels
2 October
Adoring God with Angels and Archangels
Hebrews 12:22-24
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 17 (Proper 23)
9 October
God’s chosen guests
Matthew 22:1-14
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 19 (Proper 25)
23 October
Bearing the fruit of God
Matthew 22:34-46
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Reformation
30 October
Being set free by Jesus
John 8:31-36
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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All Saints
6 November
The good news of All Saints Day
Matthew 5:1-2
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 22 (Proper 28)
13 November
The parable of the talents
Matthew 25:14-30
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Last Sunday of the Church Year
20 November
Christ reigns at God's right hand
Ephesians 1:18-23
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Advent & Christmas

Advent 1
27 November
Be prepared on your last day
Mark 13:24-37
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Advent 2
4 December
Out of sin can come good
Isaiah 40:1-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Advent 3
11 December
Jesus is good news to sinners
Isaiah 61:1-4
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Advent 4
18 December
Nothing is impossible with God
Luke 1:26-38
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Christmas Day
25 December
God's great gifts
Isaiah 52:7-10
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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