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God's power is inherent in creation.

But what happens when things go wrong - earthquakes, bushfires, tsunamis or natural disasters of all types?

Since the fall, we, like Job, experience suffering and death as separation from God - as if God's power is turned against us.

Is God not loving?

Is God not powerful?

These questions are addressed in this sermon preached at Sunday night at St John's on Sunday 24th June, 2012.

You can use this sermon in conjunction with the Bible Study found at this link

and the Prezi zooming visual found at this link.

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Nathan

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Most of us think we know what the parables of Jesus are...stories to help us understand aspects of Jesus' teaching. But Jesus' parables are always subversive, surprising, and unexpected.

In Mark 4, Jesus again surprises his hearers (and us!) by saying 'The Kingdom of God is like... a mustard seed?!' Seriously, Jesus, what are you talking about?

There is much good news for us here in these parables of the mustard seed and the growing seed.

This sermon was preached at St John's Southgate Lutheran Church on June 17, 2012.

It can be used with the bible study to be found on this page and the Prezi zooming visual presentation found at this link.

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My name is Chris and I'd like to share my story with you...

Romans 8 says that we have not been given a spirit of slavery to fear, but a spirit of sonship/adoption, and we can call God 'Abba, Father' with joyful confidence.

This sermon powerfully allegorises this great truth.

It was preached on Sunday 3rd June, 2012, at St John's Southgate Lutheran Church.

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