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Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia
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Sermons 2014

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New Year & Epiphany

Epiphany
5 January
Through Christ Jesus and through faith in him Gentiles can approach God
Ephesians:1-12
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Epiphany 1
12 January
The baptism of Jesus
Matthew 3:13-17
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Epiphany 2
19 January
Jesus the Lamb of God
John 1:29-42
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Epiphany 3
26 January
Jesus Begins to Preach
Matthew 4:12-23
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Festival of the Presentation of our Lord
2 February
Simeon sees the Lord's Messiah
Luke 2:22-40
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Epiphany 5
9 February
You are salt of the earth and light of the world
Matthew 5:13-20
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Harvest Thanksgiving
16 February
The thankful Leper
Luke 17:11-19
Vicar Jason Pokela

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Epiphany 7
23 February
Jesus teaches us about retaliation
Matthew 5:38-48
Vicar Jason Pokela

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Transfiguration of our Lord
2 March
Listen to Him
Matthew 17:1-9
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Epiphany 1
28 December
Simeon and Anna see Jesus
Luke 2:22-40 Simeon and Anna see Jesus
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Epiphany 1 (First Sunday after Christmas)
28 December
Simeon and Anna see Jesus
Luke 2:22-40
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

Lent

Lent 1
9 March
Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
Psalm 1
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Lent 2
16 March
God so loved the world that he gave his only son
John 3:1-17
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Lent 3
23 March
The Israelites put God to the test
Exodus 17:7
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Lent 4
30 March
Live as children of the light
Ephesians 5:8-14 (NT 150)
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Lent 5
6 April
The Spirit of God lives in you
Romans 8:6-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Lent (Palm Sunday )
13 April
The whole of Jerusalem was stirred and asked "who is this?"
Matthew 21:10
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Easter

Good Friday
18 April
Today God re orders our lives
John 18:1-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Easter Day
20 April
Raised with Christ
Colossians 3:1-4
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Easter 2
27 April
Thomas sees the risen Christ
John 20:19-31
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Easter 3
4 May
Repentence: a gift from God
Acts 2:14a,36-41
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Easter 4 (Good Shepherd Sunday)
11 May
The Good Shepherd and His Sheep
John 10:1-10
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Easter 5
18 May
Jesus the way to the Father
John 14:1-14
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Easter 6
25 May
Paul in Athens
Acts 17:22-31
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Easter 7
1 June
Cast all you anxiety on God
1 Peter 4:12-14,5:6-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost

Pentecost
8 June
Jesus promises streams of life-giving water
John 7:37-39
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost (Holy Trinity)
15 June
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ
2 Corinthians 13:13
Pastor Pearce

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Pentecost 2 (Proper 7)
22 June
Dead to sin, but alive in Christ
Romans 6:1b-11
Pastor Prenzler

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Commemoration of the Augsburg Confession
29 June
Proclaim the truth about God
Psalm 138
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 4 (Proper 9)
6 July
The weary find rest
Matthew 11:16-19,25-30
Pastor Pearce

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Pentecost 5 (Proper 10)
13 July
Promote the Gospel
Matthew 13:1-9,18-23
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 6 (Proper 11)
20 July
God sows good seeds
Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 7 (Proper 12)
27 July
Parables of mustard seed and yeast
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52
Pastor Pearce

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Pentecost 8 (Proper 13)
3 August
Jesus feeds five thousand
Matthew 14:13-21
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 9 (Proper 14)
10 August
Righteousness by faith
Romans 10:5-15
Bishop John Henderson

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Pentecost 10 (Proper 15)
17 August
Jesus cleans our hearts
Matthew 15:10-28
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 11 (Proper 16)
24 August
Our bodies are precious to God
Romans 12:1-8
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 12 (Proper 17)
31 August
Living in love
Romans 12:9-21
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 13 (Proper 18)
7 September
Steps towards reconciliation
Matthew18:15 - 20
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 14 (Proper 19)
14 September
God forgives us: so forgive others
Matthew 18:21-35
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 15 (Proper 20)
21 September
The workers in the vineyard
Matthew 20:1-16
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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St Michael and all angels
28 September
Michael and his angels fight the dragon
Revelation 12:7-12
Pastor Prenzler

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Pentecost 17 (Proper 22)
5 October
Parable of the tenants in the vineyard
Matthew 21:33 - 46
Pastor Pearce

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Pentecost 18 (Proper 23)
12 October
Rejoice in the Lord always
Philippians 4:1-9
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 19 (Proper 24)
19 October
The question about paying taxes
Matthew 22:15-22
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 20 (Proper 25)
26 October
Be holy and the Lord is holy
Leviticus 19:1,2,15-18
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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All Saints
2 November
A vision of Heaven
Revelation 7:9-17
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Pentecost 22 (Proper 27)
9 November
Parable of the and foolish girls
Matthew 25:1-13
Pastor Pearce

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Pentecost 23 (Proper 28)
16 November
The parable of the talents
Matthew 25:14-30
Pastor Pearce

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Christ the King
23 November
Living out the Hope
Ephesians 1:15-23
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Advent & Christmas

Advent 1
30 November
No one knows the day or the hour
Mark 13:24-37
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Advent 2
7 December
The day of the Lord
2 Peter 3:8-15a
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Advent 3
14 December
Rejoice always, and pray.
Thessalonians 5:16-24
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Advent 4
21 December
God's promise to David
2 Samuel 7:1-11,16
Pastor Prenzler

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Christmas Day
25 December
The mystery of the incarnation
Hebrews 1:1-4
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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1st Sunday after Christmas
28 December
Simeon and Anna see Jesus
Luke 2:22-40
Pastor Prenzler