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When Paul unexpectedly finds himself in Athens, he engages with poetry, art, architecture, and dialogue with people in order to find the places where God is at work, and ways to meaningfully preach the gospel.

He is invited to speak at the Areopagus, the City Council. He highlights the 'altar to the Unknown God' as a sign of God's work and a gateway for the good news of Jesus.

As we consider this passage, it may help us also to find gateways for the gospel in our pluralistic society, with our friends, family and workmates.

You can find a PREZI - web based visual presentation that accompanies this sermon at this link.

There is an action-reflection, small group bible study booklet called Connection (available from Australian Church Resources) which is a powerful tool in helping us put this kind of missional thinking into practice in our own contexts. I strongly urge you to check it out!

This sermon was preached at St John's Southgate Lutheran Church on Sunday May 29th, 2011.

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A dramatic monologue on one of my favourite Bible passages: the road to Emmaus where the risen Jesus walks, unrecognised, with the disciples on the road.

An imaginative exploration of what it would have felt like to be on the road with Jesus!

This sermon was preached at St John's Southgate on 8th May 2011.

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Through the resurrection of Jesus, God throws a huge rock into the pond of the universe! The ripples of that rock spread out from that point, and from every point where the risen Jesus meets with real people. These ripples have an impact – they make a difference – in the lives of real people.

1 Peter 1 shows us the effect in our own lives of the ripples of the resurrection.

This sermon was preached on Sunday 1st May at St John’s Southgate.

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