Sermons by Rev Claire Dawe

Sermons by Rev Claire Dawe

We are one

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).

Old and New Orders

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)

Suffering, sadness and loss

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…

Placing the child in the midst of a faith community

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….

Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication

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…