Worship Reflections by Rev Dr Con Apokis

Worship Reflections by Rev Dr Con Apokis

14 April 2024

Manningham Uniting Church 14th April 2024  Easter 3B Texts: Acts 4: 32-35, Hebrews 1:3, John 20: 19-23 Theme: Where Art Thou?  The theme was introduced by a video of ‘The Week with Charlie Pickering’ (Your Cancelled – Easter April 2024 – Series 10 Episode 9) demonstrating how naïve and uninformed people are to the meaning of Easter. Introduction Quote: “One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” (Oscar Wilde)Quote: “There is one thing one has to…

24 March 2024

What Makes You Safe? (Mark 11:1-11) Introduction Theme: Uses Goya’s famous painting of the shooting of Spanish prisoners who resisted Napoleon. (‘The Third of May’)  Quote: saying adopted from Andrew Lang Scottish poet “Beware of using safety as a drunk uses lamp posts… for support rather than illumination”. (Original quote: “He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts…for support rather than illumination.” Safety Illustration: Alarm Fair to say that in our time in Port Melbourne living onsite we would regularly havevarious…

10 March 2024

Smudgement (John 3:1 4-21) 14 And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, l5that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. l6 For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. l7 Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that…

11 February 2024

Manningham Uniting Church 11 February 2024 Theme: THE WAY OF LOVE: Love God and Love Neighbour Readings: Psalm 50, Romans 12:1-10, Mark 9:2-9 Thank you Swee Ann for the our theme for today. Today there are going to be bits of philosophy, ethics and theology to frame this theme The Way of Love: Love God und Love Neighbour from my point of view. So,there is quite a risk today my offerings may land like earnest minister sermonese. There is a person in…