Sermons by Chris Mitchell

Sermons by Chris Mitchell

27 November 2022

You will probably have already noted that I do like a catchy title.  It’s a long tradition in our family which you may have noticed with Peter’s drama scripts.  It even extended to Lissa’s honours thesis, when her supervisor asked her did she not want to choose a more academic title.  The title of my reflection, though simple, expresses everything I want to say about today’s reading.     “Live ready!”  Advent is an important season in the church’s calendar. Advent –…

23 October 2022

The parable begins…Two men went up to the Temple to pray… and then ends a few verses later by concluding…and one went down to his home justified. In between is a story that most of us are familiar with.  One of the men is extremely confident in himself.  He is a Pharisee, one who has devoted his life to his faith and to his synagogue.  He strides to the front of the church and stands up proudly to pray.  His…

28 August 2022

REFLECTION      …best seat in the house!                             28 August, 2022 Who has the best seat in the house? We can all be a little particular about where we sit.  For instance, we all know there is something wrong with the first row of seats in church.  No one ever wants to sit in that row!  So, I love the people that come and sit down the front. Possibly we choose a seat in church because we need to be near…