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Rev Mel McKenzie on prayer and 'letting go'

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Doubting Thomas and Doubting Tims
Texts: Acts 4.32-35; 1 John 1.1-2.2; John 20.19-31 The Rev Dr Tim McKenzie explores faith, doubt and the resurrection (with a special appearance by Tim Overton) Please forgive the mediocre audio quality in this episode!
April 12, 2021
Vocation, vocation, vocation!
Genesis 41:41–49; 1 Corinthians 7:17–24; Luke 19:1–10.  What does 'vocation' mean for Christians? Is it about landing your dream job? Or becoming a priest? The second in a series on faith & work.
March 07, 2021
Rev Mel McKenzie on prayer and 'letting go'
Texts: Psalm 46, Romans 8.26-40 & Mark 1.35-39 Mel spoke on the four S's of contemplative prayer — silence, solitude, stillness and surrender.
January 31, 2021
Richard Deeble: Pray without ceasing – how God's goodness, generosity and sovereignty can encourage us to pray more
Texts: 2 Samuel 7:18–29, Ephesians 5:18–21; Luke 11:8–13 Richard begins our series on prayer.
January 24, 2021
Christ the King: Dr Ben Thirkell-White
The texts for the day were Ezekiel 34.11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1.15-23 and Matthew 25.31-46 Dr Ben Thirkell-White, until recently Associate Professor of International Relations, Victoria University of Wellington, now at the Reserve Bank, reflects on Christ the King Sunday and its political message for today. Christ the King is a recent feast — instituted by Pope Pius XI in the troubled period between the world wars. Ben draws comparisons with our contemporary situation, looking at the perhaps clashing models of kingship we find in the Bible.
November 22, 2020
All Saints: Rev Dr Tim McKenzie – Saints, All!
The texts for the day were Revelation 7.9-17; 1 John 3.1-3;  Matthew 5.1-13
November 02, 2020
Lent 2: Matthew Bartlett on Climate Change: Lament, Repentance, Renewal, Action
The texts for the day were Psalm 69; Isaiah 24:4–13; John 3:1–17
March 09, 2020
Lent 1: Rev Dr Tim McKenzie on 'lament' in the Bible & in us
Psalm 13; Lamentations 3; Matthew 4:1–11 Tim introduces the Biblical genre of lament as one pattern for our conversations with God. 
March 01, 2020
Rev Dr Tim McKenzie on Salt, Light & the NZ housing crisis
Tim the vicar preached from Isaiah 58:1-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20
February 20, 2020
Rev Dr Deborah Wilson on Jesus the Teacher
Rev. Dr. Deborah Wilson, chaplain at Queen Margaret College, introduces St Matthew's depiction of Jesus as teacher — a new Moses who would in his own self fulfil the law. Texts: Isaiah 9:1–4, 1 Corinthians 1:10–18, Matthew 4:12–23
January 28, 2020
Rev Māmari Stephens on whakawhanaungatanga and the Massacre of the Innocents
Māmari refers to Léon Cogniet's (1794–1880) painting 'Le Massacre des Innocents':
December 29, 2019
Rev Dr Tim McKenzie on God's judgment & Terry Malick's The Tree of Life
For the fourth Sunday in Advent, Tim preaches from 2 Peter 3 and Matthew 1.18-25
December 22, 2019
Waiting for the Dawn: Rev Jenny Dawkins on acts of imagination and faith
The Rev Jenny Dawkins, from All Saints Peckham, South London, visits and preaches for the first Sunday in Advent.  The texts were Isaiah 2:1–5, 2 Peter 1:1-11, 19–21 and Matthew 24:36–44.
December 01, 2019
Emily Hockly on abortion & the church
A sermon preached at St Michael's Anglican Church, Kelburn, Wellington, New Zealand, 24 November 2019.
November 24, 2019