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Flinders Street, Adelaide, South Australia
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Sermons 2015

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New Year & Epiphany

2nd Sunday after Christmas
4 January
The gift of the Holy Spirit
Ephesians 1:3-14
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Epiphany 1
11 January
Confessing our sins
Mark 1:4-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Epiphany 2
18 January
Sexual Immorality
1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Pastor Pearce

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Epiphany 3
25 January
Do not invest in life foolishly
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Epiphany 4
1 February
Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up
1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Freedom and the conscience of your fellow believer
Pastor Prenzler

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Harvest Thanksgiving
8 February
Do not worry - God cares for you
Matthew 6:25-33
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Transfiguration of our Lord
15 February
Let light shine out of darkness
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Lent

Lent 1
22 February
God instructs sinners in His way
Psalm 25:1-10
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Lent 2
1 March
The cost of discipleship
Mark 8:31-38
Pastor Prenzler

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Lent 3
8 March
Jesus cleanses us
John 2:13-22
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Lent 4
15 March
The serpent in the wilderness
Numbers 21: 4-9
Pastor Prenzler

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Lent 5
22 March
Nathan committed adultery with Bathsheba
Psalm 51
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Palm Sunday
29 March
Jesus's triumphant entrance
Mark 11:1-11
Pastor Mathias Prenzler

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Easter

Good Friday
3 April
Jesus suffers injustice for us
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Pastor Matthias prenzler

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Easter Day
5 April
Proclaim the resurrection
1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Easter 2
12 April
We have life and light through Jesus
1 John 1:1 - 2.2
Pastor Prenzler

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Easter 3
19 April
Christ has fulfilled the Scriptures
Luke 24:36b-48
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Good Shepherd Sunday
26 April
Jesus, the Good Shepherd
1 John 3:16-24
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Easter 5
3 May
The atoning sacrifice for our sins
1 John 4:7-21
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Easter 6
10 May
The practical nature of love
1 John 5:1-6
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Easter 7
17 May
God's testimony about his Son
1 John 5:9-13
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost

Pentecost
24 May
The coming of the Holy Spirit
Acts 2:1-2
Pastor Matthias Prenzler

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Holy Trinity
31 May
You are God's own children
Romans 8:12-17
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 2 (Proper 5)
7 June
Questions about Jesus' power
Mark 3:20-35
Pastor Prenzler

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Pentecost 3 (Proper 6)
14 June
Vocations dignified by a life of faith
2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 4 (Proper 7)
21 June
Jesus calms a storm
Mark 4:35-41
Pastor Prenzler

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Commemoration of the Augsburg Confession
28 June
We are saved by God's grace
Isaiah 55:6-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 6 (Proper 9)
5 July
Jesus rejected in his home town
Mark :1-13 Jesus is rejected in his home town; sends out the Twelve
Pastor Pearce

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Pentecost 8 (Proper 11)
12 July
God praised for his secret plan now
Ephesians 1:3-14
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 8 (Proper 11)
19 July
We are all one in Christ
Ephesians 2:11 - 22
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 9 (Proper 12)
26 July
The love of Christ
Ephesians 3:14-21
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 10 (Proper 13)
2 August
Living a dignified life in Christ
Ephesians 4:1-16
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 11 (Proper 14)
9 August
Being imitators of God
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 12 (Proper 15)
16 August
Live as wise Spirit-filled people
Ephesians 5:15-20
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 13 (Proper 16)
23 August
Put on God's armour
Ephesians 6:10-20
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 14 (Proper 17)
30 August
Being washed clean through baptism
Mark 7:1-8,14,15,21-23
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 15 (Proper 18)
6 September
Interceding for others
Mark 7:24-37
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 16 (Proper 19)
13 September
Taming the tongue
James 3:1-12
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 17 (Proper 20)
20 September
The servant of all is the greatest
Mark 9:30-37
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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St Michael and All Saints
27 September
Jesus foresees the fall of Satan
Luke 10:17-20
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 19 (Proper 22)
4 October
God has spoken through His son
Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12
Dr Vic Pfitzner

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Pentecost 20 (Proper 23)
11 October
The rich man goes away sad
Mark 10:27-31
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 21 (Proper 24)
18 October
The request of James and John
Mark 10:35-45
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Commemoration of the Reformation
25 October
Justification by faith
Romans 3:19-28
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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All Saints
1 November
God prepares a banquet for the People
Isaiah 25:6 - 9
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Pentecost 25 (Proper 28)
15 November
Christian endurance
Mark 13:1-8
Pastor Joshua Pfeiffer

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Pentecost (Last Sunday of the Church Year)
22 November
Jesus kingdom not of this world
John 18:33-37
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Advent & Christmas

Advent 1
29 November
Signs of the end of the age
Luke 21:25-36
Pastor Joshua Pfeiffer

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Advent 2
6 December
Be ready for the day of Christ
Philippians 1:3-11
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Advent 3
13 December
What must we do?
Luke 3:7-18
Pastor Joshua Pfeiffer

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Advent 4
20 December
Mary visits Elizabeth
Luke 1:39-45
Pastor Fraser Pearce

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Christmas Day
25 December
Go speaks to us through his Son
Hebrews 1:1-4
Pastor Joshua Pfeiffer

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First Sunday after Christmas
27 December
The boy Jesus in his Father's house
Luke 2:41-52
Pastor Joshua Pfeiffer

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