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By Ross Royden

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Forgiveness, Faithfulness, and Thankfulness
Forgiveness, Faithfulness, and Thankfulness
Knowing the seriousness of sin, we are to seek forgiveness.  Knowing how little faith we have, we are to be faithful.  And knowing how much God has done for us in Jesus, we are to be thankful.
25:01
October 20, 2022
Choose Life
Choose Life
Money is not neutral.  Serving it brings death.  Choose life.
27:56
September 30, 2022
God or Money
God or Money
We can serve God, or we can serve money, but we can't serve God and money.  Jesus uses the example of someone who served money to show us how we should serve God.
22:47
September 24, 2022
A Robust Faith
A Robust Faith
The challenges we are facing and the changes we are living through demand that we have a robust faith.  Jesus tells us what that looks like.
31:13
September 15, 2022
Humbled To Be Exalted
Humbled To Be Exalted
If we humble ourselves God will exalt us.  The reverse is also true.
26:25
September 05, 2022
Sabbath, Satan, and Sickness
Sabbath, Satan, and Sickness
Jesus frees people from the power of Satan and from all those things Satan uses to hold people captive.
29:52
August 23, 2022
Consider the Lilies
Consider the Lilies
Jesus' words are a challenge to the present economic and educational system; people's values and attitudes; and the Church's mission priorities.
30:49
August 17, 2022
Images of Mary
Images of Mary
Our images of Mary are all wrong.  We need to bring her into focus and see her as she is.
21:31
August 14, 2022
Memento mori: remember your death
Memento mori: remember your death
Jesus challenges us to get our priorities sorted out.
23:22
August 05, 2022
Pray the Jesus Way
Pray the Jesus Way
Jesus gives the disciples a prayer to pray and offers them a gift from the Father to help them.  The same gift is available to us.
31:20
July 28, 2022
Distracted by Service
Distracted by Service
Listening to Jesus' teaching is the most important thing we can do.
24:08
July 21, 2022
All You Need is Love?
All You Need is Love?
Does Jesus' teaching about love mean we are free to decide what we should and should not do?
29:26
July 11, 2022
Freedom in Christ
Freedom in Christ
Christ sets us free from those things that oppress us and threaten to destroy us.
22:28
July 04, 2022
The Most Holy Trinity
The Most Holy Trinity
We worship one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
27:28
June 23, 2022
Pentecost 2022
Pentecost 2022
The promise of the Holy Spirit is for you.
37:57
June 10, 2022
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Do you want to be made well?
33:51
June 02, 2022
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Faith, life, and love in a world of rejection and hate.
33:35
May 19, 2022
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
We need to hear Jesus' voice.
33:47
May 11, 2022
The Third Sunday of Easter
The Third Sunday of Easter
Jesus offers hope to all who have fallen.
33:14
May 03, 2022
The Second Sunday of Easter
The Second Sunday of Easter
Jesus tells us, 'Do not doubt but believe.'  But how are we to believe?
26:27
April 25, 2022
Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday
Casting out the demons of distortion to hear Mary Magdalene announce the resurrection.
32:53
April 16, 2022
Good Friday
Good Friday
The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Beloved Disciple invite us to join the family of the Lord, who hear the Word of God and keep it.
26:22
April 14, 2022
Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday
Jesus fails Peter.  Peter denies Jesus.
36:15
April 14, 2022
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
Judas, the Devil, and Us
39:52
April 09, 2022
The Fifth Sunday of Lent
The Fifth Sunday of Lent
St Mary of Bethany demonstrates the extravagant love and devotion to Jesus that all his followers should show.
29:01
April 02, 2022
The Fourth Sunday of Lent
The Fourth Sunday of Lent
Should we really welcome everyone to join the Church?
30:36
March 26, 2022
The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Blessed Virgin Mary offers a different approach to issues of gender and to how women and men relate to each other.
18:49
March 24, 2022
The Third Sunday of Lent
The Third Sunday of Lent
The judgement of God was a central theme of Jesus' teaching. It's about time we took it seriously.
27:53
March 19, 2022
The Second Sunday of Lent
The Second Sunday of Lent
One day Jerusalem will welcome Jesus into the city.  In the meantime, we need to welcome him into our lives.
29:27
March 12, 2022
The First Sunday of Lent
The First Sunday of Lent
The Devil failed when he tested Jesus.  Will he succeed with us?
33:24
March 05, 2022
Ash Wednesday (2022)
Ash Wednesday (2022)
A priest accused over sausage eating in Lent and a woman accused of adultery.
14:16
March 02, 2022
The Sunday next before Lent
The Sunday next before Lent
Transcendence.  Transfiguration.  Transformation.
28:56
February 26, 2022
The Second Sunday before Lent
The Second Sunday before Lent
Faith in Christ doesn't always calm the storm, but it should calm us.
44:19
February 19, 2022
The Third Sunday before Lent
The Third Sunday before Lent
Jesus' followers need to see things differently.
38:41
February 12, 2022
The Fourth Sunday before Lent
The Fourth Sunday before Lent
Jesus' calling of the first disciples challenges us to re-evaluate our calling as a Church and as individual believers.
30:50
February 05, 2022
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Have we seen God's salvation?  Are we ready to die in peace?
24:50
January 29, 2022
The Third Sunday of Epiphany
The Third Sunday of Epiphany
Jesus preaches a message of forgiveness, but we need to want to be forgiven.
33:33
January 22, 2022
The Second Sunday of Epiphany
The Second Sunday of Epiphany
We each need personally to decide for Christ and to receive the Holy Spirit.
29:44
January 15, 2022
The Baptism of Christ (2022)
The Baptism of Christ (2022)
The baptism of Christ leads us to ask questions about baptism today.
24:19
January 08, 2022
Christmas Night
Christmas Night
For many, when it comes to having a relationship with God, 'It's complicated.'  It doesn't have to be.  But it does mean commitment.
18:26
December 27, 2021
Advent
Advent
The Christmas Story, which we are about to celebrate, is an account of something that really happened and which matters for us today.
21:17
December 20, 2021
The Feast of All Saints
The Feast of All Saints
The saints are God's gift for us to imitate, to inspire us, and to intercede for us.
16:30
November 09, 2021
The Twentieth Sunday and the Last Sunday after Trinity
The Twentieth Sunday and the Last Sunday after Trinity
Jesus asks, 'What do you want me to do for you?'
28:54
October 27, 2021
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Sundays after Trinity
The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Sundays after Trinity
Jesus warns us that is hard to enter the Kingdom of God and find eternal life.
26:59
October 16, 2021
The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Sundays after Trinity
The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Sundays after Trinity
Jesus explains what it means to be his follower.
29:37
October 02, 2021
The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity
Jesus tells those who want to be his followers that they must die to themselves.
26:04
September 21, 2021
The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity
Out of a desire to be welcoming, the Church's message has become too 'inclusive'.
25:16
September 09, 2021
The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity
If we don't teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to.
18:47
September 01, 2021
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Blessed Virgin Mary is both the 'mother of God' and our mother too.
23:10
August 19, 2021
St John's Gospel Chapter 6 and the Eucharist (Part Two)
St John's Gospel Chapter 6 and the Eucharist (Part Two)
Jesus put the Eucharist at the centre of the life of the Church. Does chapter 6 of St John's Gospel help us to understand its meaning?
17:47
August 09, 2021
St John's Gospel Chapter 6 and the Eucharist (Part One)
St John's Gospel Chapter 6 and the Eucharist (Part One)
Jesus put the Eucharist at the centre of the life of the Church. Does chapter 6 of St John's Gospel help us to understand its meaning?
16:20
August 07, 2021
The Seventh Sunday after Trinity
The Seventh Sunday after Trinity
Jesus prioritized teaching the Word of God.  So should we.
21:02
July 23, 2021
The Sixth Sunday after Trinity
The Sixth Sunday after Trinity
The most important question we need to answer is, 'Who is Jesus?'
20:40
July 13, 2021
The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
The Fifth Sunday after Trinity
We have changed our message to be relevant and have become irrelevant as a result.
21:26
July 08, 2021
The Fourth Sunday after Trinity
The Fourth Sunday after Trinity
Like the possessed man, we too need delivering from the power of evil.
28:23
July 01, 2021
The Third Sunday after Trinity
The Third Sunday after Trinity
We need to experience the fear of God if we are to know ourselves.
20:56
June 23, 2021
The Second Sunday after Trinity
The Second Sunday after Trinity
In a surprise turn in chapter 4 of St Mark's Gospel, we discover that Jesus' teaching is not for everyone.  So who is it for?
29:54
June 15, 2021
The First Sunday after Trinity
The First Sunday after Trinity
The demons recognize who Jesus is, but the religious leaders and his family do not.  Do we?
24:25
June 09, 2021
The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity
The doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity describes who God is and what should be our experience of him.
17:30
June 03, 2021
Pentecost
Pentecost
As we celebrate Pentecost and the gift of the Spirit, St John offers a different view of what it means to be a follower of Christ to that prevalent in many of our churches today.
24:14
May 27, 2021
Easter 7
Easter 7
As Jesus' disciples, we do not belong to this world.  Jesus prays that the Father will protect us as he sends us into the world.
25:15
May 19, 2021
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
The Sixth Sunday of Easter
This week, we think how we should love those whose lives are a mess.
12:49
May 08, 2021
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
The Fifth Sunday of Easter
In his last words to his disciples before his death, Jesus tells them they must abide in him.
24:11
May 04, 2021
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Jesus is the Good Shepherd who knows his sheep.
21:45
April 26, 2021
The Third Sunday of Easter
The Third Sunday of Easter
Jesus died for our sins and now he want us to stop sinning.
15:07
April 17, 2021
The Second Sunday of Easter
The Second Sunday of Easter
In this podcast, we look at how St John tells us that honesty about our sin is the only way to find forgiveness.
12:01
April 10, 2021
The Death of Jesus: An Easter Talk (Part Two)
The Death of Jesus: An Easter Talk (Part Two)
In the first part of my two-part talk for Easter, I tried to explain what has become the popular understanding of the Death of Jesus.  In this the second part, I hope to show why it is inadequate, misleading, and wrong.
24:26
April 03, 2021
The Death of Jesus: An Easter Talk (Part One)
The Death of Jesus: An Easter Talk (Part One)
In this, the first part of a two-part talk for Easter, I try to explain what has become the popular understanding of the Death of Jesus.  In the next part, I hope to show why it is inadequate, misleading, and wrong.
17:27
March 31, 2021
Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday
In our podcast this week, we look at a couple of puzzles in St John's account of the end of Jesus' public ministry.
29:26
March 27, 2021
The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Should we honour the Blessed Virgin Mary for her obedience to God?
17:07
March 25, 2021
The Fifth Sunday of Lent
The Fifth Sunday of Lent
Jesus makes his final appeal to people to believe in him.  Now is the time to commit.
30:19
March 20, 2021
The Fourth Sunday of Lent
The Fourth Sunday of Lent
In this week's podcast, we think about what St John says about God's love for us.
26:44
March 13, 2021
The Third Sunday of Lent
The Third Sunday of Lent
This week we think about Jesus' cleansing of the Temple and how this challenges us to cleanse our churches.
25:30
March 06, 2021
The Second Sunday of Lent
The Second Sunday of Lent
Jesus takes his disciples to a pagan city and shocks them by telling them he is going to suffer and die and that he expects them to as well.
29:35
February 27, 2021
The First Sunday of Lent
The First Sunday of Lent
St Peter in his first letter describes those he is writing to as exiles and aliens in this world.  In this week's podcast, we ask what this means for us today.
27:49
February 20, 2021
Ash Wednesday 2021
Ash Wednesday 2021
The present time brings out the best and worst in us.  Jesus challenges us about what our priorities are.
17:01
February 17, 2021
The Sunday next before Lent (Quinquagesima)
The Sunday next before Lent (Quinquagesima)
In this week's podcast, we examine why it is people do not see Jesus' glory and respond to the Gospel.
28:58
February 13, 2021
The Second Sunday before Lent (Sexagesima)
The Second Sunday before Lent (Sexagesima)
St John tells his readers that he and those with him have seen Jesus' glory and invites us to see it too.
25:57
February 06, 2021
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
In this week's podcast, we see the Lord coming to his Temple and meeting two people who have been waiting for him.
29:08
January 30, 2021
The Third Sunday of Epiphany
The Third Sunday of Epiphany
This week's podcast looks at St John's account of the Wedding in Cana of Galilee and Jesus first 'sign'.
27:49
January 23, 2021
The Second Sunday of Epiphany
The Second Sunday of Epiphany
In our podcast this week, we look at St John's account of the calling of the first disciples and learn how we too can become his followers.
26:35
January 16, 2021
The Baptism of Christ
The Baptism of Christ
In this week's podcast, we think about the significance of the announcement by the Voice from heaven at Jesus' baptism that Jesus is God's Son.
25:35
January 09, 2021
Epiphany
Epiphany
This is the podcast for Epiphany.  We look at the visit of the Wise Men and ask what message it has for us today.
27:30
January 02, 2021
The First Sunday of Christmas
The First Sunday of Christmas
The podcast for the First Sunday of Christmas invites us to ask the 'holy child of Bethlehem to be born in us today'.
19:38
December 26, 2020
The Nativity of Our Lord
The Nativity of Our Lord
This is my podcast for the Nativity of Our Lord.  It is based on John 1:1-18.
22:42
December 24, 2020
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
As we prepare for the coming of our Lord, we think on this the Fourth Sunday of Advent of the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
23:48
December 20, 2020
The Third Sunday of Advent
The Third Sunday of Advent
This week's podcast looks at the role of John the Baptist in preparing the way for the coming of our Lord.  We ask what John meant when he said that the One to come would baptize us in the Holy Spirit.
24:00
December 12, 2020
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
This is a special podcast for today, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
19:53
December 08, 2020
The Second Sunday of Advent
The Second Sunday of Advent
For this week's podcast, we go to the beginning of St Mark's Gospel.
21:47
December 05, 2020
Advent Sunday
Advent Sunday
This week's podcast is based on the Gospel reading for this week.  It is from St Mark's Gospel chapter 13, verses 24 -37.
17:47
November 29, 2020
The Feast of Christ the King
The Feast of Christ the King
This is the podcast version of the sermon I preached at Christ Church for the Feast of Christ the King.
19:37
November 22, 2020
The Second Sunday before Advent
The Second Sunday before Advent
This is a longer version of the sermon for this week.  It is based on St Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians chapter 5 verses 1-11.
20:18
November 15, 2020
The Third Sunday before Advent
The Third Sunday before Advent
This week's podcast returns to St Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians.  Thank you to all who are listening each week.  I am working on my spoken delivery in these podcasts and, hopefully, it will get better with practice! The transcript of the podcasts can be found on my website: www.rossroyden.com
24:27
November 08, 2020
All Saints' Day
All Saints' Day
This week's podcast is the sermon I preached today at Christ Church.  It was recorded live, which explains why there is a bit of an echo!
20:47
November 01, 2020
The Last Sunday after Trinity
The Last Sunday after Trinity
This week's podcast is based on St Paul's first letter to the Thessalonians.
27:16
October 25, 2020
The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
This week's episode reflects on Jesus' famous saying: 'Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor's, and to God the things that are God's.' (Matthew 22:21)
24:39
October 17, 2020
The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity
This week's talk is about the wedding banquet and the strange case of the badly dressed man.
15:58
October 11, 2020
The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity
This is the sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity preached by me at Christ Church Kowloon Tong.
23:28
October 04, 2020