Sermons by Rev Claire Dawe
Rev Claire Dawe’s Reflection ‘Being the People of God’ 6 October 2019Bible Readings: Deuteronomy 5: 1-21; 6: 4-9
Rev Claire Dawe’s Reflection 8 September 2019 ‘ I will know you by your name’Bible Reading: Genesis 2: 4b-25
Rev Claire Dawe’s Reflection ‘Mary and Martha-Cultural Practices Overturned’ Bible Reading Luke 10: 38-41 Message version read by Gwyn Roberts and NIV version read by Lindsay Roberts
Rev Claire Dawe’s Reflection on the recently passed Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Law Bible Readings: Galatians 3: 23-29 (Reflection was not based on the reading)
Hear Rev Claire Dawe’s Reflection ‘We are one’, delivered at Manningham Uniting Church, Westfield Drive, Doncaster on 6 January 2019 (Bible Readings: Ephesians 3: 1-12; Psalm 72: 1-7, 10-14).
Rev Claire Dawe’s Reflection ‘Old and New Orders’ delivered at Manningham Uniting Church, Westfield Drive, Doncaster, 18 November 2018 (Bible Readings: 1 Samuel 2: 1-10; Mark 13: 1-8)
Job 1:1, 2:1-10 There was once a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job. That man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil. One day the heavenly beings came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them to present himself before the Lord. The Lord said to Satan, ‘Where have you come from?’ Satan answered the Lord, ‘From going to and fro on the earth, and from…
Well this is a very human scene. The disciples are arguing about who is the greatest. Never mind ‘who puts themselves first will be last’ and all that jazz, the disciples want to know who is the greatest disciple – so utterly human. And into this argument Jesus calls a child and places him or her into the midst of it all….
For the writer of the Ephesians letter, prayer was like armour against the evil in the world, it was like weaponry going into battle against the forces that were trying to prevent the sharing of the mercy and grace of God with all people. In an Anglo-Celtic culture, this can be a difficult one to get our heads around. War and battle language prompts different responses than it did 2000 years ago and we need to acknowledge that when we…